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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938238/impact-of-diabetes-mellitus-on-5-year-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-total-occlusion-lesions
#1
Ahmed Mashaly, Seung-Woon Rha, Byoung Geol Choi, Man Jong Baek, Yang Gi Ryu, Se Yeon Choi, Jae Kyeong Byun, Hu Li, Min Suk Shim, Won Young Jang, Woohyeun Kim, Jun Hyuk Kang, Eun Jin Park, Jah Yeon Choi, Jin Oh Na, Cheol Ung Choi, Hong Euy Lim, Eung Ju Kim, Chang Gyu Park, Hong Seog Seo, Dong Joo Oh
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, there are limited data on the impact of DM in patients who have chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesion on long-term outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 822 CTO patients who underwent coronary angiography, treated by either percutaneous coronary intervention or optimal medical therapy, were enrolled and divided into two groups: (i) diabetic group (n=363) and (ii) nondiabetic group (n=459)...
September 21, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934966/effectiveness-of-an-interactive-telerehabilitation-system-with-home-based-exercise-training-in-patients-after-total-hip-or-knee-replacement-study-protocol-for-a-multicenter-superiority-no-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Sarah Eichler, Sophie Rabe, Annett Salzwedel, Steffen Müller, Josefine Stoll, Nina Tilgner, Michael John, Karl Wegscheider, Frank Mayer, Heinz Völler
BACKGROUND: Total hip or knee replacement is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures. Physical rehabilitation following total hip or knee replacement is an essential part of the therapy to improve functional outcomes and quality of life. After discharge from inpatient rehabilitation, a subsequent postoperative exercise therapy is needed to maintain functional mobility. Telerehabilitation may be a potential innovative treatment approach. We aim to investigate the superiority of an interactive telerehabilitation intervention for patients after total hip or knee replacement, in comparison to usual care, regarding physical performance, functional mobility, quality of life and pain...
September 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934312/clinical-characteristics-and-12-month-outcomes-of-patients-with-valvular-and-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-in-kenya
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Tecla M Temu, Kathleen A Lane, Changyu Shen, Loise Ng'ang'a, Constantine O Akwanalo, Peng-Sheng Chen, Wilfred Emonyi, Susan R Heckbert, Myra M Koech, Imran Manji, Matteo Vatta, Eric J Velazquez, Jennifer Wessel, Sylvester Kimaiyo, Thomas S Inui, Gerald S Bloomfield
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major contributor to the global cardiovascular disease burden. The clinical profile and outcomes of AF patients with valvular heart diseases in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have not been adequately described. We assessed clinical features and 12-month outcomes of patients with valvular AF (vAF) in comparison to AF patients without valvular heart disease (nvAF) in western Kenya. METHODS: We performed a cohort study with retrospective data gathering to characterize risk factors and prospective data collection to characterize their hospitalization, stroke and mortality rates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933516/anti-il5-therapies-for-asthma
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Hugo A Farne, Amanda Wilson, Colin Powell, Lynne Bax, Stephen J Milan
BACKGROUND: This review is the first update of a previously published review in The Cochrane Library (Issue 7, 2015). Interleukin-5 (IL-5) is the main cytokine involved in the activation of eosinophils, which cause airway inflammation and are a classic feature of asthma. Monoclonal antibodies targeting IL-5 or its receptor (IL-5R) have been developed, with recent studies suggesting that they reduce asthma exacerbations, improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and lung function...
September 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932579/patient-reported-outcomes-following-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-vats-resection-or-stereotactic-ablative-body-radiotherapy-sabr-for-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-protocol-for-an-observational-pilot-study-lilac
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Cecilia Pompili, Kevin N Franks, Alessandro Brunelli, Yusuf S Hussain, Patricia Holch, Matthew E Callister, Jonathan M Robson, Kostas Papagiannopoulos, Galina Velikova
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is increasingly a disease of the elderly and frail population with a median age of 70 years at diagnosis. Therefore, consideration of the impact of interventions on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and not only absolute survival is especially important. For non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been gaining popularity over the last few decades, replacing traditional open lobectomies. For high-risk patients who are not deemed suitable for surgery, stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) provides a potentially curative alternative...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928886/vulvar-cancer-in-china-epidemiological-features-and-risk-analysis
#6
Xue Xiao, Yi-Bo Meng, Peng Bai, Juan Zou, Ya Zhang, Tri M Bui Nguyen, Jian-Guo Xiao, Xue-Mei Gao, Bang-Fen Wen
Objective: Describe for the first time the clinical, epidemiological features of vulvar cancer in southwest China. Identify risk factors and provide reference for the prevention of vulvar cancer. Method: We retrospectively analyzed 885 patients admitted to the West China Second University Hospital for vulvar diseases between 2006 and 2016. Vulvar cancer patients with previously diagnosed vulvar nonneoplastic epithelial disorders (n=132) were analyzed and compared to those without prior history of vulvar nonneoplastic epithelial disorders (n=219)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928319/effect-of-a-brief-smoking-cessation-intervention-on-adult-tobacco-smokers-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-from-north-india
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Sonu Goel, Jeyashree Kathiresan, Preeti Singh, Rana J Singh
BACKGROUND: An association between smoking and poor tuberculosis (TB) treatment outcomes has been globally established. Various smoking cessation interventions (SCIs) have been proven worldwide to curb smoking behavior. There is a need for evidence to assess if SCI increases the chance of successful treatment outcome among TB patients. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of a brief SCI; The Ask, Brief, Cessation support (ABC) package, on treatment outcomes and smoking cessation in smear-positive adult pulmonary TB patients...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927979/enlarging-vascular-stents-after-pediatric-liver-transplantation
#8
Yi-Ting Yeh, Cheng-Yen Chen, Hsiou-Shan Tseng, Hsin-Kai Wang, Hsin-Lin Tsai, Niang-Cheng Lin, Chou-Fu Wei, Chinsu Liu
BACKGROUND: Endovascular intervention with stent placement to treat portal vein (PV) and hepatic vein (HV) stenosis after pediatric liver transplantation (LT) is still controversial in small children owing to the potential risk of functional stenosis after growth. The aim of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of stent placement in this population. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2016, 6 children (all <3 years) received HV (n = 2) and PV (n = 4) stents placement among 46 pediatric LT patients at our institution...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926665/the-value-of-the-frontalis-suspension-procedure-as-a-repeat-intervention-in-congenital-blepharoptosis
#9
Özlem Ural, Mehmet C Mocan, Ugur Erdener
PURPOSE: To evaluate the therapeutic benefits of frontalis suspension as a repeat intervention in congenital blepharoptosis. METHODS: Pediatric patients diagnosed as having congenital ptosis who had at least 2 years of postoperative follow-up were included in this retrospective study. A successful outcome was defined as a postoperative margin-reflex distance of 3 mm or greater. The chi-square, Student's t, and Mann-Whitney U tests were used in comparisons. RESULTS: Eighty-four eyes of 77 patients with a follow-up period of 8...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926630/efficacy-of-pentavalent-antimoniate-intralesional-infiltration-therapy-for-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-a-systematic-review
#10
Nayara Castelano Brito, Ana Rabello, Gláucia Fernandes Cota
BACKGROUND: The mainstays of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) treatment, in several world regions, are pentavalent antimony (Sbv) compounds administered parenterally, despite their recognized toxicity, which requires frequent laboratory monitoring and complicates their use in areas with scarce infrastructure. As result of these drawbacks, the WHO Expert Committee on leishmaniasis has expanded the recommendations for the use of local therapies, including Sbv intralesional infiltration (IL-Sbv), as CL therapy alternatives even in the New World...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925009/efficacy-of-patients-preferred-exercise-modalities-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-parallel-group-randomized-clinical-trial
#11
Meng Wu, Lu-Qian Zhou, Shi Li, Su Zhao, Hui-Jun Fan, Jie-Min Sun, Xiao-Nan Li, Jian Luo, An-Qi Wang, Jian-Ping Wu, Xiaoying Li, Jin-Nong Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Physical exercise effectively improves health-related quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, application of this medical intervention is problematic, due to poor adherence to the exercise program or unawareness of the significance of this intervention. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether COPD patients who adopted personal-preferred exercise modalities (PPEMs) for daily training would demonstrate sustained benefits due to improved adherence...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924747/effectiveness-of-intensive-primary-care-interventions-a-systematic-review
#12
Samuel T Edwards, Kim Peterson, Brian Chan, Johanna Anderson, Mark Helfand
BACKGROUND: Multicomponent, interdisciplinary intensive primary care programs target complex patients with the goal of preventing hospitalizations, but programs vary, and their effectiveness is not clear. In this study, we systematically reviewed the impact of intensive primary care programs on all-cause mortality, hospitalization, and emergency department use. METHODS: We searched PubMed, CINAHL, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and the Cochrane Database of Reviews of Effects from inception to March 2017...
September 18, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924736/vasoactive-agents-for-hepatorenal-syndrome-a-mixed-treatment-comparison-network-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
#13
Kannan Sridharan, Gowri Sivaramakrishnan
BACKGROUND: Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is a common complication among patients with cirrhosis, primarily attributable to vasodilation of renal vessels. Vasoactive agents are commonly used to treat HRS. The present network meta-analysis compares the vasoactive agents used in HRS. METHODS: We searched electronic databases for appropriate randomized controlled clinical trials in patients with HRS, comparing active interventions with either placebo or standard of care...
September 18, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923831/international-comparisons-of-prevalence-awareness-and-treatment-of-pruritus-in-people-on-hemodialysis
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Hugh C Rayner, Maria Larkina, Mia Wang, Matthew Graham-Brown, Sabine N van der Veer, Tevfik Ecder, Takeshi Hasegawa, Werner Kleophas, Brian A Bieber, Francesca Tentori, Bruce M Robinson, Ronald L Pisoni
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Uremic pruritus in patients on hemodialysis is associated with depression, lower quality of life, and mortality. We studied the prevalence, awareness, and treatment of pruritus to assess how well this important condition is currently managed internationally. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Data from 35,452 patients on hemodialysis in up to 17 countries from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study were analyzed to describe pruritus prevalence from 1996 to 2015...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923394/a-contemporary-phone-based-cardiac-coaching-program-evolution-and-cross-cultural-utility
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Peita Price, Mark Tacey, Voula Koufariotis, Daniela Stramandinoli, Ruth Vincent, Leeanne Grigg, Dominica Zentner
BACKGROUND: The Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP) Cardiac Coach Program at Royal Melbourne Hospital has evolved to include a Greek and Italian service, developed in response to the diverse local community and supported by evidence that Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) groups both perceive health and respond to health care services and information, differently. This paper aims to evaluate if a phone-based cardiac coaching program can be adapted to the Greek and Italian populations using the English cohort as a comparator...
August 14, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923035/comparison-of-volar-flexion-ulnar-deviation-and-functional-position-cast-immobilization-in-the-non-operative-treatment-of-distal-radius-fracture-in-elderly-patients-a-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial-study-protocol
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Lauri Raittio, Antti Launonen, Teemu Hevonkorpi, Toni Luokkala, Juha Kukkonen, Aleksi Reito, Bakir Sumrein, Minna Laitinen, Ville M Mattila
BACKGROUND: Distal radius fractures (DRFs) are the second most common fractures, after hip fractures, seen in clinical practice. The high incidence of low-energy trauma DRFs in elderly patients raises questions about the best treatment method in terms of function, pain, and quality of life. Although the majority of these fractures are treated non-operatively with cast immobilization, valid scientific evidence of the optimal cast immobilization is lacking. In addition, several publications, including Cochrane review have outlined the need for more evidence to determine the most appropriate method of cast immobilization...
September 18, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922263/prospective-side-by-side-comparison-of-outcomes-and-complications-with-a-simple-versus-intensive-anticoagulation-monitoring-strategy-in-pediatric-extracorporeal-life-support-patients
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Jane S Yu, Ryan P Barbaro, Donald A Granoski, Mary E Bauman, M Patricia Massicotte, Laurance L Lequier, Gail M Annich, Lindsay M Ryerson
OBJECTIVES: A continuous infusion of unfractionated heparin is the most common anticoagulant used for pediatric patients on extracorporeal life support. The objective of this study was to compare extracorporeal life support complications and outcomes between two large-volume pediatric extracorporeal life support centers that use different anticoagulation strategies. DESIGN: Prospective, observational cohort study. SETTING: The University of Michigan used simple anticoagulation monitoring, whereas the University of Alberta used an intensive anticoagulation monitoring strategy...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920016/comparison-of-t-tube-ileostomy-and-bishop-koop-ileostomy-for-the-management-of-uncomplicated-meconium-ileus
#18
Md Samiul Hasan, Ashrarur Rahman Mitul, Sabbir Karim, Kazi Md Noor-Ul Ferdous, M Kabirul Islam
BACKGROUND: Meconium ileus is a common cause of neonatal intestinal obstruction. Various surgical procedures are in practice for uncomplicated meconium ileus. Bishop Koop ileostomy allows distal passage of gut content and uses the distal absorptive area. T tube ileostomy avoids the need for gut resection and formal closure of stoma. The aim of this prospective interventional study was to compare the outcome of T-tube ileostomy and Bishop Koop ileostomy for the treatment of uncomplicated meconium ileus...
July 2017: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919541/drugs-for-treating-opioid-induced-constipation-a-mixed-treatment-comparison-network-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-clinical-trials
#19
Kannan Sridharan, Gowri Sivaramakrishnan
CONTEXT: Opioid-induced constipation is a common problem associated with chronic use of opioid analgesics. OBJECTIVES: To compare available interventions for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation, using principles of network meta-analysis. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched for randomized controlled clinical trials evaluating drugs used in opioid induced constipation. Number of patients with rescue-free bowel movements (RFBM) was the primary outcome and time for achieving RFBM, adverse events and changes in the analgesic activity of the opioid analgesics were the secondary outcomes...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916506/blending-face-to-face-and-internet-based-interventions-for-the-treatment-of-mental-disorders-in-adults-systematic-review
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Doris Erbe, Hans-Christoph Eichert, Heleen Riper, David Daniel Ebert
BACKGROUND: Many studies have provided evidence for the effectiveness of Internet-based stand-alone interventions for mental disorders. A newer form of intervention combines the strengths of face-to-face (f2f) and Internet approaches (blended interventions). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to provide an overview of (1) the different formats of blended treatments for adults, (2) the stage of treatment in which these are applied, (3) their objective in combining face-to-face and Internet-based approaches, and (4) their effectiveness...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
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