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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056166/nitric-oxide-for-respiratory-failure-in-infants-born-at-or-near-term
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REVIEW
Keith J Barrington, Neil Finer, Thomas Pennaforte, Gabriel Altit
BACKGROUND: Nitric oxide (NO) is a major endogenous regulator of vascular tone. Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) gas has been investigated as treatment for persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether treatment of hypoxaemic term and near-term newborn infants with iNO improves oxygenation and reduces rate of death and use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), or affects long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes. SEARCH METHODS: We used the standard search strategy of the Cochrane Neonatal Review Group to search the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; 2016, Issue 1), MEDLINE via PubMed (1966 to January 2016), Embase (1980 to January 2016) and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL; 1982 to January 2016)...
January 5, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045473/gabapentin-for-fibromyalgia-pain-in-adults
#2
REVIEW
Tess E Cooper, Sheena Derry, Philip J Wiffen, R Andrew Moore
BACKGROUND: This review replaces part of an earlier review that evaluated gabapentin for both neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia, now split into separate reviews for the two conditions. This review will consider pain in fibromyalgia only.Fibromyalgia is associated with widespread pain lasting longer than three months, and is frequently associated with symptoms such as poor sleep, fatigue, depression, and reduced quality of life. Fibromyalgia is more common in women.Gabapentin is an antiepileptic drug widely licensed for treatment of neuropathic pain...
January 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043323/antiviral-medications-in-seasonal-and-pandemic-influenza
#3
Regine Lehnert, Mathias Pletz, Annicka Reuss, Tom Schaberg
BACKGROUND: Amantadine, oseltamivir, and zanamivir are currently available in Germany for the prevention and treatment of influenza. We review their efficacy and side-effect profiles. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent randomized and controlled trials (RCTs) and systematic reviews retrieved by a systematic literature search, and on other relevant literature. RESULTS: The efficacy of antiviral drugs for the prevention of symptomatic influenza ranges from 60% to 90% (number needed to treat [NNT], 8-89) depending on the population and type of drug in question...
November 25, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041830/luteal-phase-hcg-support-for-unexplained-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-a-low-hanging-fruit
#4
Chelsea Fox, Denise Azores-Gococo, Linda Swart, Kristin Holoch, Ricardo F Savaris, Creighton E Likes, Paul B Miller, David A Forstein, Bruce A Lessey
Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is defined by two or more failed pregnancies and accounts for only 1-5% of pregnancy failures. Treatment options for unexplained RPL (uRPL) are limited. Previous studies suggest a link between delayed implantation and pregnancy loss. Based on this, a timely signal for rescue of the corpus luteum (CL) using human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) could improve outcomes in women with uRPL. This retrospective cohort study included 98 subjects with uRPL: 45 underwent 135 monitored cycles without HCG support; and 53 underwent 142 cycles with a single mid-luteal HCG injection...
December 21, 2016: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034582/an-evidence-based-guide-to-cholesterol-lowering-guidelines
#5
REVIEW
David D Waters, S Matthijs Boekholdt
Since 2014, guidelines for the management of lipid disorders to reduce cardiovascular (CV) events have been updated in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada. Some of these guidelines are almost entirely evidence-based whereas others are a mix of evidence and expert opinion. Guidelines differ on such simple questions as to whether blood samples should be fasting or nonfasting, and whether low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) or another lipid parameter should be the primary focus of treatment...
October 24, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025382/mortality-reduction-by-post-dilution-online-haemodiafiltration-a-cause-specific-analysis
#6
Menso J Nubé, Sanne A E Peters, Peter J Blankestijn, Bernard Canaud, Andrew Davenport, Muriel P C Grooteman, Gulay Asci, Francesco Locatelli, Francisco Maduell, Marion Morena, Ercan Ok, Ferran Torres, Michiel L Bots
BACKGROUND: From an individual participant data (IPD) meta-analysis from four randomized controlled trials comparing haemodialysis (HD) with post-dilution online-haemodiafiltration (ol-HDF), previously it appeared that HDF decreases all-cause mortality by 14% (95% confidence interval 25; 1) and fatal cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 23% (39; 3). Significant differences were not found for fatal infections and sudden death. So far, it is unclear, however, whether the reduced mortality risk of HDF is only due to a decrease in CVD events and if so, which CVD in particular is prevented, if compared with HD...
December 26, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007678/use-of-probiotics-as-an-adjuvant-to-sequential-h-pylori-eradication-therapy-impact-on-eradication-rates-treatment-resistance-treatment-related-side-effects-and-patient-compliance
#7
Ayhan Hilmi Çekin, Yasin Şahintürk, Ferda Akbay Harmandar, Seyit Uyar, Başak Oğuz Yolcular, Yeşim Çekin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To evaluate the effect of probiotics administered as an adjuvant to sequential Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication therapy on treatment outcome and patient compliance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 159 patients with H. pylori infection receiving sequential H. pylori eradication therapy were included in this randomized placebo-controlled study. Starting from day 0 of sequential eradication therapy (ERA), patients in the ERA+probiotic group [n=53, mean (SD) age: 47...
December 23, 2016: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004163/treatment-of-cerebral-vasospasm-following-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Grégoire Boulouis, Marc Antoine Labeyrie, Jean Raymond, Christine Rodriguez-Régent, Anne Claire Lukaszewicz, Damien Bresson, Wagih Ben Hassen, Denis Trystram, Jean Francois Meder, Catherine Oppenheim, Olivier Naggara
OBJECTIVES: To examine the clinical outcome of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH) patients exposed to cerebral vasospasm (CVS)-targeted treatments in a meta-analysis and to evaluate the efficacy of intra-arterial (IA) approaches in patients with severe/refractory vasospasm. METHODS: Randomised controlled trials, prospective and retrospective observational studies reporting clinical outcomes of aSAH patients exposed to CVS targeted treatments, published between 2006-2016 were searched using PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library...
December 21, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990628/action-plans-with-brief-patient-education-for-exacerbations-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#9
REVIEW
Maxwell Howcroft, E Haydn Walters, Richard Wood-Baker, Julia Ae Walters
BACKGROUND: Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are a major driver of decline in health status and impose high costs on healthcare systems. Action plans offer a form of self-management that can be delivered in the outpatient setting to help individuals recognise and initiate early treatment for exacerbations, thereby reducing their impact. OBJECTIVES: To compare effects of an action plan for COPD exacerbations provided with a single short patient education component and without a comprehensive self-management programme versus usual care...
19, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984524/investigating-generalizability-of-results-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-management-of-chronic-widespread-pain-the-musician-study
#10
Gareth T Jones, Elizabeth A Jones, Marcus J Beasley, Gary J Macfarlane
The generalisability of randomised controlled trials will be compromised if markers of treatment outcome also affect trial recruitment. In a large trial of chronic widespread pain, we aimed to determine the extent to which randomised participants represented eligible patients, and whether factors predicting randomisation also influenced trial outcome. Adults from 8 UK general practices were surveyed to determine eligibility for a trial of 2 interventions (exercise and cognitive behavioural therapy [CBT]). Amongst those eligible, logistic regression identified factors associated with reaching the randomisation step in the recruitment process...
January 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977844/paracetamol-acetaminophen-or-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-alone-or-combined-for-pain-relief-in-acute-otitis-media-in-children
#11
REVIEW
Alies Sjoukes, Roderick P Venekamp, Alma C van de Pol, Alastair D Hay, Paul Little, Anne Gm Schilder, Roger Amj Damoiseaux
BACKGROUND: Acute otitis media (AOM) is one of the most common childhood infectious diseases and a significant reason for antibiotic prescriptions in children worldwide. Pain from middle ear infection and pressure behind the eardrum is the key symptom of AOM. Ear pain is central to children's and parents' experience of the illness. Because antibiotics provide only marginal benefits, analgesic treatment including paracetamol (acetaminophen) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is regarded as the cornerstone of AOM management in children...
15, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976492/h1-antihistamines-reduce-progression-to-anaphylaxis-among-emergency-department-patients-with-allergic-reactions
#12
T Kawano, F X Scheuermeyer, K Gibo, R Stenstrom, B Rowe, E Grafstein, B Grunau
OBJECTIVES: H1-antihistamines (H1a) can be used to treat ED patients with allergic reactions; however, this is inconsistently done, likely as there is no evidence that this therapy has an impact on serious outcomes. Among emergency department (ED) patients initially presenting with allergic reactions, we investigated whether H1a were associated with lower rates of progression to anaphylaxis. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study conducted at two urban Canadian EDs from April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2012...
December 15, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27972459/number-needed-to-treat-and-cost-per-clinically-meaningful-outcome-of-enzalutamide-and-abiraterone-acetate-for-the-treatment-of-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-that-failed-androgen-deprivation-therapy-in-brazil
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A P Sasse, G Lopes, V Teich, A P Fay, M Abadi, N M Schultz, S Stefani
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November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960245/bronchodilators-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-chronic-lung-disease-in-preterm-infants
#14
REVIEW
Geraldine Ng, Orlando da Silva, Arne Ohlsson
BACKGROUND: Chronic lung disease (CLD) occurs frequently in preterm infants. Bronchodilators have the potential effect of dilating small airways with muscle hypertrophy. Increased compliance and tidal volume and decreased pulmonary resistance have been documented with the use of bronchodilators in infants with CLD. Therefore, bronchodilators might have a role in the prevention and treatment of CLD. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of bronchodilators given as prophylaxis or as treatment for CLD on mortality and other complications of preterm birth in infants at risk for or identified as having CLD...
14, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941528/efficacy-of-the-treatments-used-in-multiple-sclerosis-from-meta-analysis-to-number-needed-to-treat
#15
Antonio J García-Ruiz, Guillermo Izquierdo-Ayuso, Guillermo Navarro-Mascarell, Ana C Montesinos-Gálvez, Francisco Martos-Crespo, Francisco Jódar-Sánchez, Manuel Correa, Nuria García-Agua Soler
: The aim of this study was to analyze the efficacy of drugs used in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, first- and second-line drugs, using the number needed to treat (NNT) as a measure of efficacy. METHODS: Data from randomized clinical trials were analyzed for 3 categories of clinical efficacy outcomes: relapse, change in Expanded Disability Status Scale, and number of new lesions in magnetic resonance imaging. Meta-analysis results are expressed as odds ratios...
January 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941401/new-standards-of-care-in-ischemic-stroke
#16
Bree K Chancellor, Koto Ishida
BACKGROUND: Ischemic arterial strokes of the ophthalmic artery and its branches and posterior cerebral artery are common causes of visual disability. Etiologies of stroke affecting the retina, optic nerve, optic radiation, and visual cortex overlap with other types of ischemic strokes. Stenosis of the internal carotid is the most common cause of central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO). One-fourth of patients with CRAO have cerebral strokes. We report recent developments in the acute treatment and secondary prevention of ischemic stroke of relevance to clinicians who encounter patients with acute vision loss...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924434/prophylactic-antibiotics-for-percutaneous-endovascular-procedures
#17
REVIEW
N S Greaves, E Katsogridakis, B Faris, D Murray
Percutaneous endovascular techniques are used increasingly in the vascular armamentarium. Commonly performed as day case procedures under local anaesthetic, they are suited to the highly co-morbid vascular patient population. Furthermore, technological advances have resulted in ever improving outcomes for aneurysmal and occlusive disease. Endovascular procedures such as endovascular aneurysm repair or iliac artery stenting are traditionally associated with reduced infectious complications compared to equivalent open techniques...
December 6, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921299/one-dose-per-day-compared-to-multiple-doses-per-day-of-gentamicin-for-treatment-of-suspected-or-proven-sepsis-in-neonates
#18
REVIEW
Shripada C Rao, Ravisha Srinivasjois, Kwi Moon
BACKGROUND: Animal studies and trials in older children and adults suggest that a 'one dose per day' regimen of gentamicin is superior to a 'multiple doses per day' regimen. OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy and safety of one dose per day compared to multiple doses per day of gentamicin in suspected or proven sepsis in neonates. SEARCH METHODS: Eligible studies were identified by searching the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; 2016, Issue 3) in the Cochrane Library (searched 8 April 2016), MEDLINE (1966 to 8 April 2016), Embase (1980 to 8 April 2016), and CINAHL (December 1982 to 8 April 2016)...
6, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919491/comparing-outcomes-from-clinical-studies-of-oral-disease-modifying-therapies-dimethyl-fumarate-fingolimod-and-teriflunomide-in-relapsing-ms-assessing-absolute-differences-using-a-number-needed-to-treat-analysis
#19
Mark S Freedman, Xavier Montalban, Aaron E Miller, Catherine Dive-Pouletty, Steven Hass, Karthinathan Thangavelu, Thomas P Leist
Dimethyl fumarate (DMF), fingolimod, and teriflunomide are oral disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) indicated for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Despite well-established limitations of cross-trial comparisons, DMTs are still frequently compared in terms of relative reductions in specific endpoints, most commonly annualized relapse rate. Consideration of absolute risk reduction and number needed to treat (NNT) provides an alternative approach to assess the magnitude of treatment effect and can provide valuable additional information on therapeutic gain...
November 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919355/model-observational-bridging-study-on-the-effectiveness-of-ezetimibe-on-cardiovascular-morbidity-and-mortality-in-france-a-population-based-study
#20
Jean Ferrières, Jean Dallongeville, Michel Rossignol, Jacques Bénichou, J Jaime Caro, Denis Getsios, Luis Hernandez, Lucien Abenhaim, Lamiae Grimaldi-Bensouda
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the real-life impact of ezetimibe on cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality in France. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the number of non-fatal and fatal CV events that could be prevented and corresponding number of patients needed to treat (NNT) with ezetimibe to prevent one CV event over 5 years. METHODS: Non-interventional 48-month follow-up cohort conducted in hypercholesterolemic patients starting on ezetimibe <3 months at study entry, either as monotherapy or combined with statins...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
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