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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646375/comparative-efficacy-and-safety-in-esa-biosimilars-vs-originators-in-adults-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Laura Amato, Antonio Addis, Rosella Saulle, Francesco Trotta, Zuzana Mitrova, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND: Several Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are available to treat anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Questions about the comparability of such therapeutic options are not purely a regulatory or economical matter. Appropriate use of originator or biosimilar in these patients need to be supported by clinical data. Regarding the prevention of blood transfusion, reduction of fatigue, breathlessness and mortality or cardiovascular events, a summary of the comparative efficacy and safety data of these drugs is lacking...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637379/neuropsychological-outcomes-of-pediatric-demyelinating-diseases-a-review
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Alexander Tan, Cole Hague, Benjamin M Greenberg, Lana Harder
Immune-mediated central nervous system (CNS) demyelinating diseases impact various areas of the brain, optic nerves, and/or spinal cord and can result in a wide range of neurologic symptoms including adverse cognitive outcomes. Neuropsychological outcomes in adult multiple sclerosis (MS) are well documented, while literature on such outcomes in pediatric cohorts is more limited. Furthermore, literature on neuropsychological outcomes in pediatric acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), neuromyelitis optica (NMO), and transverse myelitis (TM) is even more limited...
June 21, 2017: Child Neuropsychology: a Journal on Normal and Abnormal Development in Childhood and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637133/efficacy-of-the-whole-body-vibration-for-pain-fatigue-and-quality-of-life-in-women-with-fibromyalgia-a-systematic-review
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Eduarda Moretti, Angélica Tenório, Laís Holanda, Adriana Campos, Andrea Lemos
PURPOSE: To determine the quality of evidence on the use of whole-body vibration (WBV) in controlling pain, fatigue and quality of life in women with fibromyalgia. METHODS: The search involved MEDLINE/PubMed, LILACS, CINAHL, CENTRAL and PEDro, without temporal or language restriction. The terms "fibromyalgia" and "whole-body vibration" were used. Trials (randomized or quasi-randomized) that compared a group of women with fibromyalgia who received WBV to a control group with no intervention were included...
February 10, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633629/prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-severe-cognitive-and-sleep-symptoms-in-me-cfs-and-ms
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Vageesh Jain, Amit Arunkumar, Caroline Kingdon, Eliana Lacerda, Luis Nacul
BACKGROUND: There are considerable phenotypic and neuroimmune overlaps between myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and multiple sclerosis (MS). While the precise aetiologies of both MS and ME/CFS are unclear, evidence suggests that deterioration in cognitive function is widely prevalent in patients with either condition. Little is known about differing risk factors or exposures, which may lead to severe cognitive or sleep symptoms. This study aims to gauge the extent of cognitive and sleep symptoms in ME/CFS and MS patients participating in the UK ME/CFS Biobank and identify the characteristics of those experiencing severe symptoms...
June 20, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629716/psychosocial-factors-musculoskeletal-disorders-and-work-related-fatigue-amongst-nurses-in-brunei-structural-equation-model-approach
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Hanif Abdul Rahman, Khadizah Abdul-Mumin, Lin Naing
INTRODUCTION: Psychosocial factors, musculoskeletal disorders and work-related fatigue have adverse effects on individual nurses and place a substantial financial burden on health care. Evidence of an association has been reported in the literature, but no theoretical explanation has been published to date. AIM: To explore and develop a structural model to provide a theoretical explanation for this relationship. METHODS: A cross-sectional study using data from 201 valid samples of emergency and critical care nurses across public hospitals in Brunei was performed via self-administered questionnaire...
June 16, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627990/systemic-metastases-from-central-nervous-system-ependymoma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Claudia Marsecano, Federico Bruno, Giulia Michelini, Marco Perri, Giuseppe Calvisi, Ernesto Di Cesare, Alessandra Splendiani
Ependymal tumours in adults are rare, accounting for less than 4% of primary tumours of the central nervous system, and exceptionally metastasise outside the nervous system. In this study, we present a case of anaplastic ependymoma, which developed metastases outside the nervous system less than a year after its clinical onset. A healthy 65-year-old woman suddenly presented with drowsiness of unknown origin, accompanied by ingravescent fatigue, inability to maintain the upright posture, headache, nausea and vomiting...
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623435/the-brain-behaves-as-a-muscle
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Marinella Coco
It is known that lactate accumulates in the skeletal muscle during intense anaerobic exercise but is rapidly cleared from the muscles when they resume aerobic metabolism; however, at least some lactate reaches the blood stream. It has been observed that during maximal exercise, blood lactate increases with transport of the blood to the brain. This could be interpreted as a mechanism to protect against possible "central fatigue" in times of maximal activity during the course of which the lactate would preserve the functionality of the primary cortical motor and sensory areas, even at the expense of the efficiency of the other structures...
June 16, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612226/iris-study-a-phase-ii-study-of-the-steroid-sulfatase-inhibitor-irosustat-when-added-to-an-aromatase-inhibitor-in-er-positive-breast-cancer-patients
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Carlo Palmieri, Rob C Stein, Xinxue Liu, Emma Hudson, Hanna Nicholas, Hironobu Sasano, Fouzia Guestini, Chris Holcombe, Sophie Barrett, Laura Kenny, Sadie Reed, Adrian Lim, Larry Hayward, Sacha Howell, R Charles Coombes
PURPOSE: Irosustat is a first-generation, orally active, irreversible steroid sulfatase inhibitor. We performed a multicentre, open label phase II trial of the addition of Irosustat to a first-line aromatase inhibitor (AI) in patients with advanced BC to evaluate the safety of the combination and to test the hypothesis that the addition of Irosustat to AI may further suppress estradiol levels and result in clinical benefit. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Postmenopausal women with ER-positive locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer who had derived clinical benefit from a first-line AI and who subsequently progressed were enrolled...
June 13, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611575/ica-derived-eeg-correlates-to-mental-fatigue-effort-and-workload-in-a-realistically-simulated-air-traffic-control-task
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Deepika Dasari, Guofa Shou, Lei Ding
Electroencephalograph (EEG) has been increasingly studied to identify distinct mental factors when persons perform cognitively demanding tasks. However, most of these studies examined EEG correlates at channel domain, which suffers the limitation that EEG signals are the mixture of multiple underlying neuronal sources due to the volume conduction effect. Moreover, few studies have been conducted in real-world tasks. To precisely probe EEG correlates with specific neural substrates to mental factors in real-world tasks, the present study examined EEG correlates to three mental factors, i...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606771/inter-hemispheric-frontal-alpha-synchronization-of-event-related-potentials-reflects-memory-induced-mental-fatigue
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Xinyang Liu, Juntao Liu, Feng Duan, Rui Liu, Shuping Gai, Shengwei Xu, Jianhui Sun, Xinxia Cai
Mental fatigue is often associated with continuous brain activities in our daily life. It can diminish efficiency and increase errors. However, the related physiological features are still not clear and under exploration. The present study investigated changes of inter-hemispheric synchronization in event-related potentials (ERPs) due to mental fatigue during sustained memory processing. Twenty-six participants performed a continuous two-back memory task for around 2.5h. Prefrontal and frontal synchronies in the alpha frequency band (8-13Hz) were analyzed because of their close relationships with memory functions...
June 9, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606591/safety-and-immunogenicity-of-the-rvsv%C3%A2-g-zebov-gp-ebola-virus-vaccine-candidate-in-healthy-adults-a-phase-1b-randomised-multicentre-double-blind-placebo-controlled-dose-response-study
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D Gray Heppner, Tracy L Kemp, Brian K Martin, William J Ramsey, Richard Nichols, Emily J Dasen, Charles J Link, Rituparna Das, Zhi Jin Xu, Eric A Sheldon, Teresa A Nowak, Thomas P Monath
BACKGROUND: The 2014 Zaire Ebola virus outbreak highlighted the need for a safe, effective vaccine with a rapid onset of protection. We report the safety and immunogenicity of the recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus-Zaire Ebola virus envelope glycoprotein vaccine (rVSV∆G-ZEBOV-GP) across a 6 log10 dose range in two sequential cohorts. METHODS: In this phase 1b double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-response study we enrolled and randomly assigned healthy adults (aged 18-61 years) at eight study sites in the USA to receive a single injection of vaccine or placebo, administered by intramuscular injection...
June 9, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602585/janus-kinase-2-inhibitor-fedratinib-in-patients-with-myelofibrosis-previously-treated-with-ruxolitinib-jakarta-2-a-single-arm-open-label-non-randomised-phase-2-multicentre-study
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Claire N Harrison, Nicolaas Schaap, Alessandro M Vannucchi, Jean-Jacques Kiladjian, Ramon V Tiu, Pierre Zachee, Eric Jourdan, Elliott Winton, Richard T Silver, Harry C Schouten, Francesco Passamonti, Sonja Zweegman, Moshe Talpaz, Joanne Lager, Zhenming Shun, Ruben A Mesa
BACKGROUND: Myelofibrosis is a chronic myeloproliferative neoplasm characterised by splenomegaly, cytopenias, bone marrow fibrosis, and debilitating symptoms including fatigue, weight loss, and bone pain. Mutations in Janus kinase-2 (JAK2) occur in approximately 50% of patients. The only approved JAK2 inhibitor for myelofibrosis is the dual JAK1 and JAK2 inhibitor, ruxolitinib. 58-71% of patients treated with ruxolitinib in clinical trials so far have not achieved the primary endpoint of 35% or more reduction in spleen volume from baseline assessed by MRI or CT...
June 8, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601957/examining-the-effect-of-peer-helping-in-a-coping-skills-intervention-a-randomized-controlled-trial-for-advanced-gastrointestinal-cancer-patients-and-their-family-caregivers
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Catherine E Mosher, Ekin Secinti, Shelley A Johns, Bert H O'Neil, Paul R Helft, Safi Shahda, Shadia I Jalal, Victoria L Champion
PURPOSE: At the end of life, spiritual well-being is a central aspect of quality of life for many patients and their family caregivers. A prevalent spiritual value in advanced cancer patients is the need to actively give. To address this need, the current randomized trial examined whether adding a peer helping component to a coping skills intervention leads to improved meaning in life and peace for advanced gastrointestinal cancer patients and their caregivers. Feasibility and acceptability outcomes were also assessed...
June 10, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600777/psychoneuroimmunology-developments-in-stress-research
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REVIEW
Rainer H Straub, Maurizio Cutolo
Links between the central nervous stress system and peripheral immune cells in lymphoid organs have been detailed through 50 years of intensive research. The brain can interfere with the immune system, where chronic psychological stress inhibits many functions of the immune system. On the other hand, chronic peripheral inflammation-whether mild (during aging and psychological stress) or severe (chronic inflammatory diseases)-clearly interferes with brain function, leading to disease sequelae like fatigue but also to overt psychiatric illness...
June 9, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597471/gabapentin-for-chronic-neuropathic-pain-in-adults
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REVIEW
Philip J Wiffen, Sheena Derry, Rae F Bell, Andrew Sc Rice, Thomas Rudolf Tölle, Tudor Phillips, R Andrew Moore
BACKGROUND: Gabapentin is commonly used to treat neuropathic pain (pain due to nerve damage). This review updates a review published in 2014, and previous reviews published in 2011, 2005 and 2000. OBJECTIVES: To assess the analgesic efficacy and adverse effects of gabapentin in chronic neuropathic pain in adults. SEARCH METHODS: For this update we searched CENTRAL), MEDLINE, and Embase for randomised controlled trials from January 2014 to January 2017...
June 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596198/pituitary-abscess
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Jameela Mohammed Al Salman, Rawan Al Muataz Billa Al Agha, Mohamed Helmy
Pituitary abscess is an uncommon pituitary lesion. Its clinical diagnosis can be difficult to distinguish from other pituitary lesions. This pathology is characterised by vague symptoms of headaches, generalised tiredness and hypopituitarism manifestations. A history of recent meningitis, paranasal sinusitis or head surgery can be a suggestive of the source of infection.A 20-year-old man was admitted to neurosurgery department with complain of headache, fatigue, polyuria, polydipsia, blurred vision and sexual dysfunction...
June 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593485/diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-presenting-as-bilateral-renal-infiltration-leading-to-acute-kidney-injury
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Tomoe Okubo, Shuma Hirashio, Minako Shimizu, Yoshiaki Kuroda, Shigehiro Doi, Takao Masaki
Acute kidney injury (AKI) because of bilateral renal infiltration is an uncommon presentation of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). A 52-year-old man presented to our institution with AKI and complaints of fatigue. Ultrasonography revealed a large, 15 cm granulomatous mass arising from the bilateral kidneys. The mass was biopsied laparoscopically, and histopathological analysis revealed evidence of DLBCL. The patient subsequently underwent R-CHOP therapy (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone)...
June 7, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592583/rehabilitation-interventions-to-improve-patient-reported-outcomes-and-physical-fitness-in-survivors-of-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Elke Rammant, Renée Bultijnck, Nora Sundahl, Piet Ost, Nele S Pauwels, Benedicte Deforche, Ronny Pieters, Karel Decaestecker, Valérie Fonteyne
INTRODUCTION: Survivors of muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) experience physical and psychosocial side effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment. These negative side effects have a crucial impact on their health-related quality of life (HRQoL). To date, there is evidence that rehabilitation interventions such as physical activity and psychosocial support have a positive effect on the HRQoL of cancer survivors. Unfortunately, there are no specific guidelines for rehabilitation or survivorship programmes for MIBC survivors...
June 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589547/preoperative-exercise-training-for-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Vinicius Cavalheri, Catherine Granger
BACKGROUND: Surgical resection for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) offers the best chance of cure, but is associated with a risk of postoperative pulmonary complications (i.e. pneumonia (new infiltrate coupled with either fever (> 38º C) and purulent secretions, or fever and white cell count > 11,000), bronchopleural fistula, severe atelectasis that requires chest physiotherapy or bronchoscopy, and prolonged mechanical ventilation (> 48 hours)). It is currently unclear if preoperative exercise training, and the potential resultant improvement in exercise capacity, may also improve postoperative outcomes, such as the risk of developing postoperative pulmonary complications, the length of postoperative intercostal drainage, or the length of hospital stay...
June 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583990/docetaxel-does-not-impair-skeletal-muscle-force-production-in-a-murine-model-of-cancer-chemotherapy
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Thomas Chaillou, Ashley McPeek, Johanna T Lanner
Chemotherapy drugs such as docetaxel are commonly used to treat cancer. Cancer patients treated with chemotherapy experience decreased physical fitness, muscle weakness and fatigue. To date, it is unclear whether these symptoms result only from cancer-derived factors or from the combination of cancer disease and cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy. In this study, we aimed at determining the impact of chemotherapy per se on force production of hind limb muscles from healthy mice treated with docetaxel. We hypothesized that docetaxel will decrease maximal force, exacerbate the force decline during repeated contractions and impair recovery after fatiguing stimulations...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
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