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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724306/new-psychological-therapies-for-irritable-bowel-syndrome-mindfulness-acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-act
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Beatriz Sebastián Sánchez, Jesús Gil Roales-Nieto, Nuno Bravo Ferreira, Bárbara Gil Luciano, Juan José Sebastián Domingo
The current goal of treatment in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) focuses primarily on symptom management and attempts to improve quality of life. Several treatments are at the disposal of physicians; lifestyle and dietary management, pharmacological treatments and psychological interventions are the most used and recommended. Psychological treatments have been proposed as viable alternatives or compliments to existing care models. Most forms of psychological therapies studied have been shown to be helpful in reducing symptoms and in improving the psychological component of anxiety/depression and health-related quality of life...
July 14, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722116/opioids-for-cancer-related-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Philip J Wiffen, Tess E Cooper, Anna-Karenia Anderson, Andrew L Gray, Marie-Claude Grégoire, Gustaf Ljungman, Boris Zernikow
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for pharmacological treatments for children's persisting pain acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. Views on children's pain have changed over time and relief of pain is now seen as important. In the past, pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, and it was assumed that children quickly forgot about painful experiences...
July 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721089/combination-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain-danish-expert-recommendations-based-on-a-delphi-process
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EDITORIAL
Jakob Vormstrup Holbech, Anne Jung, Torsten Jonsson, Mette Wanning, Claus Bredahl, Flemming W Bach
BACKGROUND: Current Danish treatment algorithms for pharmacological treatment of neuropathic pain (NeP) are tricyclic antidepressants (TCA), gabapentin and pregabalin as first-line treatment for the most common NeP conditions. Many patients have insufficient pain relief on monotherapy, but combination therapy had not been included in guidelines until recently. Based on clinical empiricism and scientific evidence, a Delphi consensus process provided a consolidated guidance on pharmacological combination treatment of NeP...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720369/metabolic-work-up-of-patients-with-urolithiasis-indications-and-diagnostic-algorithm
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REVIEW
Hans-Göran Tiselius, Michel Daudon, Kay Thomas, Christian Seitz
CONTEXT: The incidence of urinary tract stone disease is increasing and the risk of recurrent stone formation is high. Appropriate therapeutic procedures with the aim of counteracting the progress of stone formation are highly desirable. Metabolic work-up is considered essential as a base for optimal design and follow-up of effective recurrence prevention. OBJECTIVE: To scrutinize the current literature with regard to principles of metabolic work-up for this heterogeneous group of patients...
February 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715934/-first-1000-days-health-interventions-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-alignment-of-south-african-policies-with-high-quality-evidence
#5
René English, Nazia Peer, Simone Honikman, Aviva Tugendhaft, Karen J Hofman
BACKGROUND: In South Africa (SA), despite adoption of international strategies and approaches, maternal, neonatal and child (MNC) morbidity and mortality rates have not sufficiently declined. OBJECTIVES: To conduct an umbrella review (UR) that identifies interventions in low- and middle-income countries, with a high-quality evidence base, that improve MNC morbidity and mortality outcomes within the first 1000 days of life; and to assess the incorporation of the evidence into local strategies, guidelines and documents...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714411/pharmacology-and-literature-review-based-on-related-death-and-non-fatal-case-reports-of-the-benzofurans-and-benzodifurans-designer-drugs
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Bernardino Barceló Martín, Isabel Gomila
BACKGROUND: Benzofurans and benzodifurans are two groups of psychoactive substances that had originally been synthesized for research purpose. Benzofurans' structure is quite similar to the known recreational drug 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine together with its active metabolite 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine. Benzodifurans are closely related to phenethylamines, but have more hallucinogens effects and much longer duration of action. This study aims to review the accessible evidence-based literature on benzofurans and benzodifurans pharmacology and toxicology...
July 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713422/computational-analysis-of-lifespan-experiment-reproducibility
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Michael Petrascheck, Dana L Miller
Independent reproducibility is essential to the generation of scientific knowledge. Optimizing experimental protocols to ensure reproducibility is an important aspect of scientific work. Genetic or pharmacological lifespan extensions are generally small compared to the inherent variability in mean lifespan even in isogenic populations housed under identical conditions. This variability makes reproducible detection of small but real effects experimentally challenging. In this study, we aimed to determine the reproducibility of C...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708786/venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-receiving-extended-pharmacologic-prophylaxis-after-robotic-surgery-for-endometrial-cancer
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Josephine S Kim, Kathryn A Mills, Julia Fehniger, Chuanhong Liao, Jean A Hurteau, Carolyn V Kirschner, Nita K Lee, Gustavo C Rodriguez, S Diane Yamada, Elena S Diaz Moore, Meaghan E Tenney
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine the rate of postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) in endometrial cancer patients undergoing robotic hysterectomy with or without extended pharmacologic VTE prophylaxis. METHODS/MATERIALS: A retrospective chart review of women undergoing robotic hysterectomy with or without other procedures for endometrial cancer from January 2010 to February 2015 was conducted at 2 institutions. Charts were manually abstracted, and rates of VTE within 30 and 60 days after surgery were determined...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706086/efficacy-of-home-based-non-pharmacological-interventions-for-treating-depression-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Kanokporn Sukhato, Manote Lotrakul, Alan Dellow, Pichai Ittasakul, Ammarin Thakkinstian, Thunyarat Anothaisintawee
OBJECTIVES: To systematically review and compare the efficacy of all available home-based non-pharmacological treatments of depression. DESIGN: Systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. DATA SOURCES: Medline, Scopus and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) databases were searched since inceptions to 7 August 2016. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Randomised controlled trials comparing the efficacy of home-based non-pharmacological interventions with usual care of patients with depression were included in the review...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705297/the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-behavioral-disorders-in-dementia
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Torsten Kratz
BACKGROUND: Behavioral disorders such as aggressiveness, agitation, delusions, disinhibition, affect lability, and apathy arise in more than 90% of patients with dementia. Behavioral disorders are a major challenge and the greatest stress factor in everyday life for nursing personnel and for family members caring for the patient. METHODS: This review is based on relevant publications retrieved by a selective literature search in the PubMed, Cochrane Library, and German S3 guideline databases with the search terms "behavioral disorders," "non-cognitive disorders," and "challenging behavior," in conjunction with "dementia" and "behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia...
June 30, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703909/examination-of-the-pharmacology-of-oxytocin-and-clinical-guidelines-for-use-in-labor
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Katie Page, William F McCool, Mamie Guidera
The use of exogenous oxytocin to induce or augment labor has increased in recent years. This literature-informed review examines the action of this medication and the potential associated complications, with an evaluation of current professional practice guidelines. A brief history of the use of exogenous oxytocin for labor induction or augmentation is presented. In addition, risk management strategies for the prevention of oxytocin-related adverse outcomes and subsequent litigation are identified.
July 13, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701888/pharmacological-treatment-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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REVIEW
Kazuhiro Yamamoto
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction is a socioeconomic burden in Japan as well as other developed countries. Diuretics are widely used to attenuate symptoms and signs of congestion in both heart failure with preserved and reduced ejection fraction, although their effects on long-term prognosis of both phenotypes of heart failure have not been demonstrated because of an ethical difficulty in designing a randomized and prospective clinical trial. Guidelines do not provide any guidance on therapy choice, and physicians blindly choose furosemide among loop diuretics in current clinical settings...
June 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700116/an-integrative-literature-review-exploring-the-clinical-management-of-delirium-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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REVIEW
Hayley Lawley, Alistair Hewison
AIM: The aim of this paper is to present the findings of an integrative literature review of the evidence for the clinical management of delirium in patients with advanced cancer. BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced cancer frequently experience delirium which can be distressing for both patients and their families. Current guidelines recommend that underlying causes of the delirium be addressed and a course of antipsychotics considered. However the research into the effectiveness of treatments for delirium in people with advanced cancer is limited...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696946/optimal-treatment-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-an-update
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Janus Patel, Ian Osburn, Anne Wanaselja, Ryan Nobles
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Our review of current literature within the past 12-24 months for the treatment of lumbar spinals stenosis (LSS) serves to update providers on recent advances and comparisons regarding therapy spanning lifestyle modification, pharmacologic therapy, minimally invasive interventions, and surgical interventions. RECENT FINDINGS: Current literature supporting the inclusion of physical therapy and gabapentin/pregabalin within an initial treatment regimen have been positive...
July 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695549/iron-substitution-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-heart-failure
#15
Christine Gstrein, Matthias Meyer, Pablo Anabitarte
Iron deficiency is a prevalent and clinically relevant comorbidity in up to 50% of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Iron deficiency in CHF patients is associated with impaired quality of life, reduced exercise capacity and increased mortality, irrespective of the presence of anaemia. It is diagnosed by determining circulating ferritin levels and transferrin saturation. Three randomised trials (CONFIRM-HF, FAIR-HF, and EFFECT-HF) of intravenous ferric carboxymaltose in the treatment of iron deficiency in CHF patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction demonstrated improvement of symptoms, functional capacity and quality of life...
July 11, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692548/comparison-of-vernakalant-and-ranolazine-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Gerrit Frommeyer, Magdalena Sterneberg, Dirk G Dechering, Simon Kochhäuser, Nils Bögeholz, Michael Fehr, Lars Eckardt
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend vernakalant for pharmacologic cardioversion of recent-onset atrial fibrillation. However, this drug is not established as chronic therapy. METHODS AND RESULTS: In total, 15 rabbit hearts were Langendorff-perfused. A burst pacing protocol-induced atrial fibrillation in 7 of 15 hearts at baseline (10 episodes). Subsequently, a combination of acetylcholine and isoproterenol (ACH/ISO) has been administered to increase occurrence of atrial fibrillation resulting in a reduction of atrial action potential duration (-25 ms, P < 0...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692216/-digoxin-and-atrial-fibrillation-in-2016
#17
Sarah Théone, Sebastian Carballo, David Carballo, Christophe Marti
Various properties of digoxin have been exploited for decades, amongst which are its positive inotropy used in the treatment of heart failure, and its vagotonic effect used to slow ventricular response to atrial fibrillation. Pharmacologic properties of digoxin are however characterised by a narrow therapeutic interval, and recent observational studies suggest a potential association with increased mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation. As a result and because of available alternative therapeutic strategies, current guidelines do not recommend digoxin as first line treatment of atrial fibrillation...
October 19, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691537/pharmacological-management-of-dermatomyositis
#18
Zoltán Griger, Melinda Nagy-Vincze, Katalin Dankó
Dermatomyositis is a rare heterogeneous systemic autoimmune disease with multiple organ involvement which can result in significant disability and mortality. Despite the lack of placebo-controlled trials, glucocorticoids are considered to be the mainstay of initial management. Treatment strategies are mainly based on uncontrolled studies, evidence based guidelines for treatments do not exist. Areas covered: This review provides an overview of the currently available pharmacological treatments in the field of dermatomyositis including conventional immunosuppressants, biologics and topical agents...
July 8, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689843/nonpharmacologic-therapy-for-severe-persistent-asthma
#19
Chase Hall, Linda Nici, Shweta Sood, Richard ZuWallack, Mario Castro
The treatment of asthma largely depends on guideline-based pharmacologic therapies. However, nonpharmacologic therapies for asthma such as pulmonary rehabilitation, focused breathing techniques, and bronchial thermoplasty have an important, yet underappreciated, role. Structured pulmonary rehabilitation programs can reduce dyspnea and increase cardiopulmonary fitness. The educational component of these programs can ensure that therapies are being used appropriately, increase compliance, and decrease health care utilization...
July 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688072/-a%C3%A2-qualitative-exploration-of-the-chronic-use-of-psychotropic-drugs-in-nursing-homes
#20
Lukas Leten, Majda Azermai, Maarten Wauters, Jan De Lepeleire
BACKGROUND: Although guidelines put forward non-pharmacological therapies and advise against the chronic use of psychotropic drugs, these are still being prescribed regularly in Belgian nursing homes. GOAL: To explore the reasons for initiation, continuation and cessation of psychotropic drug treatment of elderly with dementia and behavioral problems, residing in the nursing home. METHOD: Twenty-seven interviews from an earlier project were used, in which a semi-structured interview was conducted with the nursing staff, the physicians and the caretakers of eleven randomly selected residents from three nursing homes...
July 7, 2017: Tijdschrift Voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie
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