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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667940/the-importance-of-the-saphenous-nerve-block-for-analgesia-following-major-ankle-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-double-blind-study
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Siska Bjørn, Wan Yi Wong, Jørgen Baas, Kristian K Nielsen, Jens Børglum, Rasmus Wulff Hauritz, Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Major ankle surgery causes intense postoperative pain, and whereas the importance of a sciatic nerve block is well established, the clinical significance of a supplemental saphenous nerve block has never been determined in a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. We hypothesized that a saphenous nerve block reduces the proportion of patients experiencing significant clinical pain after major ankle surgery. METHODS: Eighteen patients were enrolled and received a popliteal sciatic nerve block...
March 26, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667744/intraurethral-erbium-yag-laser-for-the-management-of-urinary-symptoms-of-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause-a-pilot-study
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Adrian Gaspar, Sandra Maestri, Joaquin Silva, Hugo Brandi, Daniel Luque, Neža Koron, Zdenko Vižintin
OBJECTIVES: Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) combines the conditions of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) and urinary tract dysfunction, which is a result of urethral atrophy. There are several treatment methods available for the management of vulvovaginal symptoms of GSM, whereas urinary tract dysfunction often remains overlooked and undertreated. The objective of this pilot study was to assess the safety and efficacy of intraurethral Er:YAG laser treatment of urinary symptoms of GSM...
April 18, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667726/interventions-for-infantile-haemangiomas-of-the-skin
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Monica Novoa, Eulalia Baselga, Sandra Beltran, Lucia Giraldo, Ali Shahbaz, Hector Pardo-Hernandez, Ingrid Arevalo-Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Infantile haemangiomas (previously known as strawberry birthmarks) are soft, raised swellings of the skin that occur in 3% to 10% of infants. These benign vascular tumours are usually uncomplicated and tend to regress spontaneously. However, when haemangiomas occur in high-risk areas, such as near the eyes, throat, or nose, impairing their function, or when complications develop, intervention may be necessary. This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2011...
April 18, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667541/does-suture-material-affect-uterine-scar-healing-after-cesarean-section-results-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Alper Başbuğ, Ozan Doğan, Aşkı Ellibeş Kaya, Çiğdem Pulatoğlu, Mete Çağlar
BACKGROUND: Impaired healing of the uterine scar after cesarean has been associated with adverse gynecological and obstetric outcomes. Although a large number of studies have been conducted on the events leading to this, information obtained from prospective randomized studies examining the role of suture material in the formation of cesarean scar defect (CSD) is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of synthetic suture materials on CSD formation. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a two-arm 1:1 randomized study in women with singleton pregnancies undergoing elective primary cesarean delivery after the 38th week of gestation...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667507/effect-of-inspiratory-muscle-training-imt-on-aerobic-capacity-respiratory-muscle-strength-and-rate-of-perceived-exertion-in-paraplegics
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Sonali Soumyashree, Jaskirat Kaur
OBJECTIVES: The purpose is to study the effect of inspiratory muscle training on aerobic capacity, respiratory muscle strength and rate of perceived exertion in paraplegics. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTINGS: Rehabilitation department in Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi. PARTICIPANTS: A sample of 30 paraplegics (T1-T12) were randomly allocated into two groups: inspiratory muscle training (IMT) group and control group...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667233/ankaferd-blood-stopper-as-a-new-strategy-to-avoid-early-complications-after-transradial-procedures-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Sevket Gorgulu, Tugrul Norgaz, Ilke Sipahi
BACKGROUND: We planned a three arm randomized study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new blood stopper, Ankaferd blood stopper (ABS) along with short-time compression, compared to either short-time compression with conventional sterile gauzes (CSG) or with a TR band after transradial (TRA) procedures. METHODS: The Ankaferd blood stopper as a new strategy to avoid early complications. After transradial procedures (ABS transradial) trial is designed in a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled fashion and registered with http://clinicaltrials...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667199/investigating-the-effect-of-multisensory-stimulation-on-depression-and-anxiety-of-the-elderly-nursing-home-residents-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Iman Moghaddasifar, Malek Fereidooni-Moghadam, Leila Fakharzadeh, Mohamad Hossein Haghighi-Zadeh
PURPOSE: The aim was to determine the effect of multisensory stimulation (MSS) on the depression and anxiety status among nursing home-dwelling elderly people in Ahvaz, Iran. DESIGN AND METHODS: This clinical trial study conducted on 28 old people living in nursing homes in Ahvaz, who were divided into two groups of intervention and control. The interventions included sensory stimulations of touch, sound, and sight for 4 weeks and 3 sessions weekly and 25 min per each session...
April 17, 2018: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667175/first-line-drugs-for-hypertension
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James M Wright, Vijaya M Musini, Rupam Gill
BACKGROUND: This is the first update of a review published in 2009. Sustained moderate to severe elevations in resting blood pressure leads to a critically important clinical question: What class of drug to use first-line? This review attempted to answer that question. OBJECTIVES: To quantify the mortality and morbidity effects from different first-line antihypertensive drug classes: thiazides (low-dose and high-dose), beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB), and alpha-blockers, compared to placebo or no treatment...
April 18, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667173/efficacy-of-corticosteroids-in-prevention-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-neonates-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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T Jahnukainen, J Keski-Nisula, J Tainio, H Valkonen, T Pätilä, H Jalanko, P Suominen
BACKGROUND: Heart surgery requiring cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) causes an inflammatory response which may further induce acute kidney injury (AKI). In the present randomized controlled study we evaluated whether corticosteroids can prevent CPB related AKI in neonates undergoing heart surgery. METHODS: Forty neonates were randomized to receive 2 mg/kg methylprednisolone followed by hydrocortisone infusion 0.2 mg/kg/h perioperatively with tapering doses for 5 days, or placebo administered in a similar fashion...
April 17, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667144/efficacy-and-safety-of-zofenopril-versus-ramipril-in-the-treatment-of-myocardial-infarction-and-heart-failure-a-review-of-the-published-and-unpublished-data-of-the-randomized-double-blind-smile-4-study
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Claudio Borghi, Stefano Omboni, Salvatore Novo, Dragos Vinereanu, Giuseppe Ambrosio, Ettore Ambrosioni
Zofenopril is a lipophilic, sulfhydryl group-containing angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)-inhibitor, characterized by wide tissue distribution, long duration of action, and pleiotropic effects on endothelial dysfunction. Its clinical efficacy and safety have been described in the four randomized controlled trials of the SMILE program, which globally enrolled more than 3600 patients in post-acute myocardial infarction (AMI) setting. The SMILE-4 study specifically selected patients with left ventricular dysfunction at admission, and compared the effects of zofenopril or ramipril in combination with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)...
April 17, 2018: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667087/capsule-commentary-on-dalal-et-al-the-impact-of-automated-notification-on-follow-up-of-actionable-tests-pending-at-discharge-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sarah A Stella
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667048/ethanol-lock-is-effective-on-reducing-the-incidence-of-tunneled-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tingting Zhao, Hong Liu, Jibin Han
PURPOSE: The purpose of this meta-analysis is to evaluate the effect of ethanol lock on the incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) in patients with central venous catheters. METHODS: RCTs comparing ethanol lock with another solution lock for prevention of CRBSI were obtained by searching databases of PubMed, Embase, Web of Science and Cochrane Central Register of clinical trials for eligible randomized controlled trials (inception to December 2017)...
April 17, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666919/prevalence-of-vitamin-d-insufficiency-and-evidence-for-disease-prevention-in-the-older-population
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REVIEW
Julia Kühn, Paula Trotz, Gabriele I Stangl
The prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency, usually assessed by the analysis of circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH])D), is very high in the aging German population. An important factor that reduces endogenous vitamin D synthesis in older persons is physical inactivity or care-dependency that limits the time spent outside. Additionally, it has been suggested that the age-dependent decline in the glomerular filtration rate is associated with a reduced production of bioactive calcitriol. As this phenomenon is not detectable by the assessment of 25(OH)D, it is necessary to analyze the level of parathyroid hormone as a marker of calcitriol function...
April 17, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666906/radiofrequency-and-microwave-ablation-compared-to-systemic-chemotherapy-and-to-partial-hepatectomy-in-the-treatment-of-colorectal-liver-metastases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Martijn R Meijerink, Robbert S Puijk, Aukje A J M van Tilborg, Kirsten Holdt Henningsen, Llenalia Garcia Fernandez, Mattias Neyt, Juanita Heymans, Jacqueline S Frankema, Koert P de Jong, Dick J Richel, Warner Prevoo, Joan Vlayen
PURPOSE: To assess safety and outcome of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and microwave ablation (MWA) as compared to systemic chemotherapy and partial hepatectomy (PH) in the treatment of colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). METHODS: MEDLINE, Embase and the Cochrane Library were searched. Randomized trials and comparative observational studies with multivariate analysis and/or matching were included. Guidelines from National Guideline Clearinghouse and Guidelines International Network were assessed using the AGREE II instrument...
April 17, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666578/individual-experiences-in-four-cancer-patients-following-psilocybin-assisted-psychotherapy
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Tara C Malone, Sarah E Mennenga, Jeffrey Guss, Samantha K Podrebarac, Lindsey T Owens, Anthony P Bossis, Alexander B Belser, Gabrielle Agin-Liebes, Michael P Bogenschutz, Stephen Ross
A growing body of evidence shows that existential and spiritual well-being in cancer patients is associated with better medical outcomes, improved quality of life, and serves as a buffer against depression, hopelessness, and desire for hastened death. Historical and recent research suggests a role for psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy in treating cancer-related anxiety and depression. A double-blind controlled trial was performed, where 29 patients with cancer-related anxiety and depression were randomly assigned to treatment with single-dose psilocybin (0...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666295/lung-ultrasound-prior-to-spontaneous-breathing-trial-is-not-helpful-in-weaning-the-decision-making-process
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Ana Carolina P Antonio, Marli M Knorst, Cassiano Teixeira
BACKGROUND: Lung ultrasound is increasingly becoming a diagnostic tool in the critical care setting. B-pattern on a lung ultrasound is an artifact composed of multiple B-lines and correlates with interstitial edema. A randomized controlled trial concluded that bedside thoracic ultrasound could predict postextubation distress through changes in lung aeration during a weaning procedure; however, it could not screen patients before performance of a spontaneous breathing trial (SBT). METHODS: We conducted a 2-year, prospective, multicenter, observational study in 2 adult medical-surgical ICUs in southern Brazil...
April 17, 2018: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666203/efficacy-and-safety-of-pulmonary-application-of-corticosteroids-in-preterm-infants-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mahin Delara, Bhupendrasinh F Chauhan, Mê-Linh Le, Ahmed M Abou-Setta, Ryan Zarychanski, Geert W 'tJong
BACKGROUND: Systemic corticosteroids as the frontline treatment of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in preterm infants are associated with adverse effects on growth and neurodevelopmental outcome, but the pulmonary administration of steroids may help prevent the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) without these side effects. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of pulmonary application of corticosteroids in preterm infants with RDS. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, ClinicalTrials...
April 17, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666130/does-dexmedetomidine-given-as-a-premedication-or-intraoperatively-reduce-post-hospitalisation-behaviour-change-in-children-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-in-a-tertiary-paediatric-hospital
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Paul Lee-Archer, Craig McBride, Rebecca Paterson, Michael Reade, Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg, Deborah Long
INTRODUCTION: It has been reported that post-hospitalisation behaviour change (PHBC) occurs in over 50% of children undergoing a general anaesthetic and manifests as behaviours such as sleep and eating disorders, defiance of authority, nightmares, enuresis and temper tantrums. The effect is usually short-lived (2-4 weeks); however, in 5-10% of children, these behaviours can last up to 12 months. The risk factors for developing PHBC include underlying anxiety in the child or parent, a previous bad hospital experience, emergence delirium and preschool age...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665997/lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-what-s-new-in-medical-treatment
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REVIEW
Benoit Peyronnet, Benjamin M Brucker, Martin C Michel
CONTEXT: Pharmacological treatment is a cornerstone in the management of patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). OBJECTIVE: To review emerging evidence in the medical treatment of LUTS. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: An Embase/Pubmed-based literature search was conducted in December 2017, screening for randomized controlled trials (RCTs), prospective and retrospective series, animal model studies, and reviews on medical treatment of LUTS...
April 14, 2018: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665951/statistical-considerations-for-pediatric-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-efficacy-trials
#20
S Kim, J A Seddon, A J Garcia-Prats, G Montepiedra
The inclusion of newly licensed or repurposed drugs in regimens to treat children for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) may lead to treatment that is shorter than traditional regimens and composed only of oral medications. As an all-oral regimen may be more acceptable and have a better safety profile than current regimens, demonstrating non-inferiority may be satisfactory. Demonstrating non-inferior efficacy requires setting a non-inferiority margin and safeguarding study assay sensitivity. Multi-arm, multistage designs may currently not be appropriate in pediatric trials because of the lack of sensitive and specific intermediate outcomes...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
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