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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449028/surgical-therapy-of-thymic-tumours-with-pleural-involvement-an-ests-thymic-working-group-project
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Bernhard Moser, Elie Fadel, Dominique Fabre, Shaf Keshavjee, Marc de Perrot, Pascal Thomas, Geoffrey Brioude, Dirk Van Raemdonck, Sophie Viskens, Loic Lang-Lazdunski, Andrea Bille, Walter Weder, Wolfgang Jungraithmayr, Enrico Ruffini, Francesco Guerrera, David Gómez de Antonio, Moishe Liberman, Nuria Novoa, Marco Scarci, Stefan Janik, Walter Klepetko
OBJECTIVES: Surgery for thymic epithelial tumours (TETs) with pleural involvement is infrequently performed. Thus, the value of surgical therapy for primary or recurrent TETs with pleural involvement is not sufficiently defined yet. METHODS: Twelve institutions contributed retrospective data on 152 patients undergoing surgery (1977-2014) on behalf of the ESTS Thymic Working group. Outcome measures included overall (OS), cause-specific (CSS) and disease-free (DFS) survival as well as freedom from recurrence (FFR)...
April 25, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448304/systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis-of-bevacizumab-plus-first-line-topotecan-paclitaxel-or-cisplatin-paclitaxel-versus-non-bevacizumab-containing-therapies-in-persistent-recurrent-or-metastatic-cervical-cancer
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Virginia M Rosen, Ines Guerra, Mary McCormack, Angélica Nogueira-Rodrigues, Andre Sasse, Veronica C Munk, Aijing Shang
OBJECTIVE: Despite advances in cervical cancer prevention and diagnosis, outcomes for patients given a diagnosis of advanced and recurrent disease are poor. In the GOG240 trial, the addition of bevacizumab to paclitaxel-topotecan or paclitaxel-cisplatin has been shown to prolong survival compared with paclitaxel-topotecan or paclitaxel-cisplatin in patients with persistent, recurrent, or metastatic disease. However, standards of care vary between regions and countries. The purpose of this systematic review and network meta-analysis was to enable a comparison between bevacizumab + chemotherapy with multiple monotherapy or combination chemotherapy regimens in the treatment for women with advanced, recurrent, or persistent cervical cancer...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447341/chemotherapy-alone-versus-chemotherapy-plus-radiotherapy-for-adults-with-early-stage-hodgkin-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Oliver Blank, Bastian von Tresckow, Ina Monsef, Lena Specht, Andreas Engert, Nicole Skoetz
BACKGROUND: Combined modality treatment consisting of chemotherapy followed by localised radiotherapy is the standard treatment for patients with early stage Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). However, due to long- term adverse effects such as secondary malignancies the role of radiotherapy has been questioned recently and some clinical study groups advocate chemotherapy only for this indication. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of chemotherapy alone compared to chemotherapy plus radiotherapy in adults with early stage HL ...
April 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446135/comparison-of-rapid-immunoassays-for-rupture-of-fetal-membranes
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Irogue Igbinosa, Ferney A Moore, Cheri Johnson, Jon E Block
BACKGROUND: Rupture of membranes (ROM) before the onset of uterine contractions, particularly in pregnancies less than 37 weeks gestational age, is a common diagnostic problem in obstetrical practice. Timely detection of ROM is vital to support gestational age-specific interventions to optimize perinatal outcomes and minimize the risk of serious complications such as preterm delivery, fetal distress and maternal/fetal infections. Rapid bedside immunoassay tests designed to detect amniotic fluid proteins in cervicovaginal fluids have emerged as valuable clinical tools to provide timely ROM diagnosis...
April 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445474/cost-effectiveness-of-a-transitional-pharmaceutical-care-program-for-patients-discharged-from-the-hospital
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Fatma Karapinar-Çarkıt, Ronald van der Knaap, Fatiha Bouhannouch, Sander D Borgsteede, Marjo J A Janssen, Carl E H Siegert, Toine C G Egberts, Patricia M L A van den Bemt, Marieke F van Wier, Judith E Bosmans
BACKGROUND: To improve continuity of care at hospital admission and discharge and to decrease medication errors pharmaceutical care programs are developed. This study aims to determine the cost-effectiveness of the COACH program in comparison with usual care from a societal perspective. METHODS: A controlled clinical trial was performed at the Internal Medicine department of a general teaching hospital. All admitted patients using at least one prescription drug were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445265/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-after-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-in-diabetic-versus-nondiabetic-patients-in-china-a-retrospective-study
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Yong-Jin Jiang, Wei-Xing Han, Chao Gao, Jun Feng, Zheng-Fei Chen, Jing Zhang, Chun-Miao Luo, Jian-Yuan Pan
Diabetes mellitus (DM) has been proved to be a predictor of adverse outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Drug-eluting stents (DESs) could reduce the adverse events in DM patients. In this study, we aimed to analyze the clinical outcome after DES implantation in diabetic versus nondiabetic patients in China. Totally, 200 Chinese DM patients and 400 Chinese non-DM patients were enrolled in this retrospective study. Compared with non-DM patients, DM patients were more likely to have a higher incidence of cardiac death (3...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444695/exercise-therapy-for-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
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REVIEW
Lillebeth Larun, Kjetil G Brurberg, Jan Odgaard-Jensen, Jonathan R Price
BACKGROUND: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterised by persistent, medically unexplained fatigue, as well as symptoms such as musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbance, headaches and impaired concentration and short-term memory. CFS presents as a common, debilitating and serious health problem. Treatment may include physical interventions, such as exercise therapy, which was last reviewed in 2004. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to determine the effects of exercise therapy (ET) for patients with CFS as compared with any other intervention or control...
April 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443146/can-it-wait-a-systematic-review-of-immediate-vs-delayed-surgical-repair-of-penile-fractures
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Nathan Colin Wong, Shawn Dason, Rahul K Bansal, Timothy O Davies, Luis H Braga
INTRODUCTION: Penile fractures have classically been thought to require immediate surgical intervention; however, recent series have described acceptable outcomes with delayed repair. In this systematic review, we compared complication rates between immediate and delayed repair of penile fractures. METHODS: A systematic search of MEDLINE, Embase, CENTRAL, and Web of Science was performed with predefined search terms between 1974 and 2015. Titles and abstracts were screened prior to full-text review and quality appraisal by two independent investigators...
January 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440858/treatment-with-disease-modifying-drugs-for-people-with-a-first-clinical-attack-suggestive-of-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Graziella Filippini, Cinzia Del Giovane, Marinella Clerico, Omid Beiki, Miriam Mattoscio, Federico Piazza, Sten Fredrikson, Irene Tramacere, Antonio Scalfari, Georgia Salanti
BACKGROUND: The treatment of multiple sclerosis has changed over the last 20 years. The advent of disease-modifying drugs in the mid-1990s heralded a period of rapid progress in the understanding and management of multiple sclerosis. With the support of magnetic resonance imaging early diagnosis is possible, enabling treatment initiation at the time of the first clinical attack. As most of the disease-modifying drugs are associated with adverse events, patients and clinicians need to weigh the benefit and safety of the various early treatment options before taking informed decisions...
April 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438728/designing-patient-centered-text-messaging-interventions-for-increasing-physical-activity-among-participants-with-type-2-diabetes-qualitative-results-from-the-text-to-move-intervention
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Gabrielle N Horner, Stephen Agboola, Kamal Jethwani, Aswita Tan-McGrory, Lenny Lopez
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a disease affecting approximately 29.1 million people in the United States, and an additional 86 million adults have prediabetes. Diabetes self-management education, a complex health intervention composed of 7 behaviors, is effective at improving self-care behaviors and glycemic control. Studies have employed text messages for education, reminders, and motivational messaging that can serve as "cues to action," aiming to improve glucose monitoring, self-care behaviors, appointment attendance, and medication adherence...
April 24, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438598/effectiveness-of-corticoid-administration-in-orthognathic-surgery-for-edema-and-neurosensorial-disturbance-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Valthierre Nunes de Lima, Cleidiel Augusto Aparecido Lemos, Leonardo Perez Faverani, Joel Ferreira Santiago Júnior, Eduardo Piza Pellizzer
PURPOSE: The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the effect of corticosteroid (CS) administration on edema and neural regeneration in orthognathic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using the PubMed (Medline), Cochrane Library, and Scopus databases. The PICO approach was used, in which patients with skeletal dentofacial deformity composed the population; uni- or bimaxillary orthognathic surgery composed the intervention; administration versus no administration of CSs composed the comparison; and decrease in postoperative edema and neurosensory disorders composed the outcome...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438380/the-role-of-muscle-strengthening-in-exercise-therapy-for-knee-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-regression-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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REVIEW
Cecilie Bartholdy, Carsten Juhl, Robin Christensen, Hans Lund, Weiya Zhang, Marius Henriksen
OBJECTIVES: To analyze if exercise interventions for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) following the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) definition of muscle strength training differs from other types of exercise, and to analyze associations between changes in muscle strength, pain, and disability. METHODS: A systematic search in 5 electronic databases was performed to identify randomized controlled trials comparing exercise interventions with no intervention in knee OA, and reporting changes in muscle strength and in pain or disability assessed as standardized mean differences (SMD) with 95% confidence intervals (95% CI)...
March 18, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438185/comparison-of-the-efficacy-between-conventional-moxibustion-and-smoke-free-moxibustion-on-knee-osteoarthritis-study-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lin-Lin Zhu, Jian-Ying Zhou, Ling Luo, Xiang Wang, Jia-Xi Peng, Sha-Sha Chen, Hai-Yan Yin, Qiao-Feng Wu, Cheng-Shun Zhang, Peng Lv, Yong Tang, Shu-Guang Yu
BACKGROUND: Conventional moxibustion is a representative non-drug intervention in traditional Chinese medicine, and it has been reported to produce encouraging results and benefits in relieving symptoms and improving the quality of life for patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) in previous clinical trials and systematic reviews. Given that increasing concerns on the safety of generated smoke from conventional moxibustion have received much attention, smoke-free moxibustion is regarded as a potential alternative...
April 24, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436243/comparison-of-the-timing-of-intervention-and-treatment-modality-of-poor-grade-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Tomasz Tykocki, Marcin Czyż, Małgorzata Machaj, Dorota Szydlarska, Bogusław Kostkiewicz
OBJECTIVES: The timing and modality of intervention in the treatment of poor-grade aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH) has not been defined. The purpose of the study is to analyse whether early treatment and type of intervention influence the clinical outcomes of poor-grade aSAH patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with poor-grade aSAH were retrieved. Demographics, Fisher grade, radiological characteristics and clinical outcomes were recorded. Outcomes were compared using the modified Rankin Scale (mRS), for groups treated early within 24 hours of aSAH or later and by clipping or endovascular therapy...
April 24, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434645/comparison-of-outcomes-in-men-versus-women-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-chronic-total-occlusion
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Barbara Elisabeth Stähli, Cathérine Gebhard, Michael Gick, Miroslaw Ferenc, Kambis Mashayekhi, Heinz Joachim Buettner, Franz-Josef Neumann, Aurel Toma
Conflicting evidence exists on gender differences in outcomes after coronary stenting, and gender-based data in patients with chronic total occlusions (CTO) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are scarce. Consecutive patients who underwent CTO PCI from January 2005 to December 2013 were included in the analysis and stratified according to gender. The primary outcome measure was all-cause mortality. Median follow-up was 2.6 years (interquartile range 1.1 to 3.1). Of 2002 patients, 332 (17%) were women...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432581/comparison-of-immediate-versus-deferred-intravitreal-bevacizumab-in-macular-oedema-due-to-branch-retinal-vein-occlusion-a-pilot-study
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M A Khan, Varakutti Mallika, Dattakiran Joshi
PURPOSE: To compare visual and anatomical recovery of immediate versus deferred intravitreal Bevacizumab for the treatment of macular oedema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). METHODS: In a pilot study, 40 treatment naïve patients of branch retinal vein occlusion with macular oedema and vision 6/12 or less presenting within one month of onset were randomised into 2 groups (20 each) to receive either immediate intravitreal Bevacizumab or deferred (after 3 months of observation)...
April 21, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431202/pharmacological-interventions-for-acute-pancreatitis
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REVIEW
Elisabetta Moggia, Rahul Koti, Ajay P Belgaumkar, Federico Fazio, Stephen P Pereira, Brian R Davidson, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: In people with acute pancreatitis, it is unclear what the role should be for medical treatment as an addition to supportive care such as fluid and electrolyte balance and organ support in people with organ failure. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of different pharmacological interventions in people with acute pancreatitis. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL, 2016, Issue 9), MEDLINE, Embase, Science Citation Index Expanded, and trial registers to October 2016 to identify randomised controlled trials (RCTs)...
April 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428892/a-comparison-of-earlier-and-enhanced-rehabilitation-of-mechanically-ventilated-patients-in-critical-care-compared-to-standard-care-rehab-study-protocol-for-a-single-site-randomised-controlled-feasibility-trial
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Catherine Snelson, Charlotte Jones, Gemma Atkins, James Hodson, Tony Whitehouse, Tonny Veenith, David Thickett, Emma Reeves, Aisling McLaughlin, Lauren Cooper, David McWilliams
BACKGROUND: Mortality from critical illness is improving, but survivors suffer from prolonged weakness and psychological and cognitive impairments. Maximising the recovery after critical illness has been highlighted as a research priority, especially in relation to an ageing population who present with higher rates of pre-morbid disability. Small studies have shown that starting rehabilitation early within the intensive care unit (ICU) improves short-term outcomes. Systematic reviews have highlighted the need for robust multicentre randomised controlled trials with longer term follow-up...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427734/comparison-of-outcomes-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-versus-without-newly-diagnosed-diabetes-mellitus-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-the-horizons-ami-study
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Konstanze Ertelt, Sorin J Brener, Roxana Mehran, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Thomas McAndrew, Gregg W Stone
A history of diabetes mellitus (DM) is an independent predictor for adverse events in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Outcomes of patients with STEMI and newly diagnosed DM (NDM) are less well described. We used the Harmonizing Outcomes with Revascularization and Stents in Acute Myocardial Infarction (HORIZONS-AMI) trial database to identify the outcomes at 30 days and 3 years according to no, known, and NDM in patients with STEMI...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420661/person-centred-transition-programme-to-empower-adolescents-with-congenital-heart-disease-in-the-transition-to-adulthood-a-study-protocol-for-a-hybrid-randomised-controlled-trial-stepstones-project
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Mariela Acuña Mora, Carina Sparud-Lundin, Ewa-Lena Bratt, Philip Moons
INTRODUCTION: When a young person grows up, they evolve from an independent child to an empowered adult. If an individual has a chronic condition, this additional burden may hamper adequate development and independence. Transition programmes for young persons with chronic disorders aim to provide the necessary skills for self-management and participation in care. However, strong evidence on the effects of these interventions is lacking. Therefore, as part of the STEPSTONES project (Swedish Transition Effects Project Supporting Teenagers with chrONic mEdical conditionS), we propose a trial to assess the effectiveness of a structured, person-centred transition programme to empower adolescents with congenital heart disease in the transition to adulthood...
April 17, 2017: BMJ Open
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