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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449412/effects-of-age-gender-and-body-mass-index-on-efficacy-and-hypoglycaemia-outcomes-across-treat-to-target-trials-with-insulin-glargine-100-u-ml-added-to-oral-antidiabetes-agents-in-type-2-diabetes
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D Owens, G Bolli, B Charbonnel, T Haak, W Landgraf, F Porcellati, L Traylor, A Kautzky-Willer
AIMS: Analyse effects of patient characteristics and different OAD use on standardised clinical outcomes in type 2 diabetes patients initiating insulin glargine 100 U/ml (Gla-100). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patient-level data were analysed from 16 randomised, treat-to-target clinical trials that added Gla-100 to existing metformin (MET), sulfonylurea (SU), or metformin plus sulfonylurea (MET+SU) in insulin-naïve patients inadequately controlled on oral therapy and followed for ≥24 weeks...
April 27, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449402/postprandial-renal-haemodynamic-effect-of-lixisenatide-versus-once-daily-insulin-glulisine-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-on-insulin-glargine-an-8-week-randomised-open-label-trial
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Lennart Tonneijck, Marcel H A Muskiet, Mark M Smits, Trynke Hoekstra, Mark H H Kramer, A H Jan Danser, Michaela Diamant, Jaap A Joles, Daniël H van Raalte
AIMS: To determine whether lixisenatide, a prandial short-acting glucagon-like peptide receptor agonist (GLP-1RA), ameliorates postprandial glomerular hyperfiltration in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)-patients compared to insulin-glulisine (iGlu) . METHODS: Postprandial renal haemodynamic effects of 8-week treatment with lixisenatide 20 µg versus once-daily titrated iGlu were measured in 35 overweight T2DM-patients inadequately controlled on insulin-glargine, with or without metformin (mean±SD age 62 ± 7years, HbA1c 8...
April 27, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449385/linkage-to-hiv-care-after-home-based-hiv-counselling-and-testing-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Eugene Ruzagira, Kathy Baisley, Anatoli Kamali, Samuel Biraro, Heiner Grosskurth
BACKGROUND: Home-based HIV counselling and testing (HBHCT) has the potential to increase HIV testing uptake in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) but data on linkage to HIV care after HBHCT are scarce. We conducted a systematic review of linkage to care after HBHCT in SSA. METHODS: Five databases were searched for studies published between 1(st) January 2000 and 19(th) August 2016 that reported on linkage to care among adults newly identified with HIV infection through HBHCT...
April 27, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449280/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-placebo-droperidol-or-ondansetron-to-prevent-nausea-and-vomiting-after-tonsillectomy-in-children-receiving-dexamethasone
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P Flubacher, N Fournier, J Cherpillod, F Waridel, M Nydegger, E Albrecht
We tested whether prophylactic droperidol and ondansetron, in combination with a moderate dose of dexamethasone, were equally effective in reducing nausea and vomiting after tonsillectomy in children and that both were superior to saline with dexamethasone. We randomly allocated 300 children to intravenous saline, droperidol 10 μg.kg(-1) or ondansetron 150 μg.kg(-1) , after induction of anaesthesia and the administration of intravenous dexamethasone 250 μg.kg(-1) . The rates (95%CI) of nausea or vomiting within 24 postoperative hours were: 42/91 after saline, 46% (36%-57%); 43/87 after droperidol, 49% (39%-60%); reduced to 18/84 by ondansetron, 21% (13%-32%), p < 0...
April 27, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447766/supervised-dosing-with-a-long-acting-opioid-medication-in-the-management-of-opioid-dependence
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Rosella Saulle, Simona Vecchi, Linda Gowing
BACKGROUND: Opioid dependence (OD) is an increasing clinical and public health problem worldwide. International guidelines recommend opioid substitution treatment (OST), such as methadone and buprenorphine, as first-line medication treatment for OD. A negative aspect of OST is that the medication used can be diverted both through sale on the black market, and the unsanctioned use of medications. Daily supervised administration of medications used in OST has the advantage of reducing the risk of diversion, and may promote therapeutic engagement, potentially enhancing the psychosocial aspect of OST, but costs more and is more restrictive on the client than dispensing for off-site consumption...
April 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447625/randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-assessment-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-dietary-supplements-in-prehypertension
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F Pelliccia, V Pasceri, G Marazzi, A Arrivi, L Cacciotti, G Pannarale, G Speciale, C Greco, C Gaudio
We aimed to evaluate efficacy and tolerability of a protocol including lifestyle modifications and a novel combination of dietary supplements in prehypertension. A prospective, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial was conducted in 176 subjects (103 men, aged 52±10 years), with blood pressure (BP) of 130-139 mm Hg systolic and/or 85-89 mm Hg diastolic entered. After a single-blind run-in period, participants were randomised to twice daily placebo (n=88) or a commercially available combination pill (n=88)...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447363/tobacco-packaging-design-for-reducing-tobacco-use
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REVIEW
Ann McNeill, Shannon Gravely, Sara C Hitchman, Linda Bauld, David Hammond, Jamie Hartmann-Boyce
BACKGROUND: Tobacco use is the largest single preventable cause of death and disease worldwide. Standardised tobacco packaging is an intervention intended to reduce the promotional appeal of packs and can be defined as packaging with a uniform colour (and in some cases shape and size) with no logos or branding, apart from health warnings and other government-mandated information, and the brand name in a prescribed uniform font, colour and size. Australia was the first country to implement standardised tobacco packaging between October and December 2012, France implemented standardised tobacco packaging on 1 January 2017 and several other countries are implementing, or intending to implement, standardised tobacco packaging...
April 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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/28446943/the-updated-nice-guidelines-cardiac-ct-as-the-first-line-test-for-coronary-artery-disease
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REVIEW
Alastair J Moss, Michelle C Williams, David E Newby, Edward D Nicol
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cost-effective care pathways are integral to delivering sustainable healthcare programmes. Due to the overestimation of coronary artery disease using traditional risk tables, non-invasive testing has been utilised to improve risk stratification and initiate appropriate management to reduce the dependence on invasive investigations. In line with recent technological improvements, cardiac CT is a modality that offers a detailed anatomical assessment of coronary artery disease comparable to invasive coronary angiography...
2017: Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446942/cardiac-ct-improves-outcomes-in-stable-coronary-heart-disease-results-of-recent-clinical-trials
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Michelle C Williams, Alastair Moss, Edward Nicol, David E Newby
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this study was to review the recent randomised controlled trials of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) for patients with stable coronary artery disease. RECENT FINDINGS: The initial results and subsequent papers from the SCOT-HEART (Scottish COmputed Tomography of the HEART) and PROMISE (PROspective Multicentre Imaging Study for Evaluation of chest pain) trials have shown that CCTA is a safe and appropriate addition to standard care or alternative to functional testing...
2017: Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446526/impact-of-different-dietary-approaches-on-blood-pressure-in-hypertensive-and-prehypertensive-patients-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Lukas Schwingshackl, Anna Chaimani, Georg Hoffmann, Carolina Schwedhelm, Heiner Boeing
INTRODUCTION: Lifestyle modification is one of the cornerstones in the management of hypertension. According to the most recent guidelines by the American Heart Association, all patients with hypertension should adopt the following dietary advices: increased consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products and sodium reduction. The aim of the present study is to assess the efficacy of different dietary approaches on systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients with hypertension and high normal blood pressure in a systematic review including a pairwise and network meta-analysis of randomised trials...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446525/effectiveness-of-befriending-interventions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Joyce Siette, Megan Cassidy, Stefan Priebe
OBJECTIVE: Befriending is an emotional supportive relationship in which one-to-one companionship is provided on a regular basis by a volunteer. It is commonly and increasingly offered by the voluntary sector for individuals with distressing physical and mental conditions. However, the effectiveness of this intervention on health outcomes is largely unknown. We aim to conduct a systematic review of the benefits of befriending. DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: A systematic search of electronic databases was conducted to identify randomised controlled trials and quasi-experimental trials of befriending for a range of physical and mental health indications including depression, anxiety, mental illness, cancer, physical illness and dementia...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446523/evaluation-of-the-coping-parent-online-universal-programme-study-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
#13
Dawn Adele Owen, Nia Griffith, Judy Hutchings
TRIAL SPONSOR: Bangor University, Brigantia Building, College Road, Bangor, LL57 2AS, UK INTRODUCTION: The COPING parent online universal programme is a web-based parenting intervention for parents of children aged 3-8 years with an interest in positive parenting. The programme focuses on strengthening parent-child relationships and encouraging positive child behaviour. This trial will evaluate whether the intervention is effective in increasing the use of positive parenting strategies outlined in the programme using parent report and blind observation measures...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446424/hormone-supplementation-for-pubertal-induction-in-girls
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REVIEW
Debbie Matthews, Louise Bath, Wolfgang Högler, Avril Mason, Arlene Smyth, Mars Skae
Pubertal induction in girls with ovarian insufficiency aims to mimic normal puberty, a highly complex process. Here we amalgamate the sparse global evidence and propose three options for pubertal induction regimens including oral ethinyloestradiol, and oral and transdermal 17β-oestradiol. The introduction of progestogens is discussed and the transition to hormone supplementation for adult women. The merits and disadvantages of the different options are detailed. The available evidence indicates that transdermal 17β-oestradiol has the most favourable efficacy, safety and cost profile but randomised controlled trials are urgently required to determine which regimen provides the best clinical outcomes...
April 26, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446244/ketogenic-diet-in-the-treatment-of-epilepsy-in-children-under-the-age-of-2-years-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Siobhan Titre-Johnson, Natasha Schoeler, Christin Eltze, Ruth Williams, Katharina Vezyroglou, Helen McCullagh, Nick Freemantle, Simon Heales, Rachel Kneen, Louise Marston, Tim Martland, Irwin Nazareth, Elizabeth Neal, Andrew Lux, Alasdair Parker, Shakti Agrawal, Penny Fallon, J Helen Cross
BACKGROUND: The incidence of epilepsy is greatest in the first 2 years of life, an age group where there is generally a poor prognosis for both seizure control and neurodevelopmental outcome. Early control of seizures can be associated with better developmental outcome but many of the epilepsies presenting in infancy are poorly responsive to antiepileptic medication. The ketogenic diet (KD) is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet designed to mimic the effects of starvation on the body. Dietary fat is converted into ketones in the body and used as an energy source by the brain...
April 26, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446223/the-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-a-mindfulness-training-programme-in-schools-compared-with-normal-school-provision-myriad-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#16
Willem Kuyken, Elizabeth Nuthall, Sarah Byford, Catherine Crane, Tim Dalgleish, Tamsin Ford, Mark T Greenberg, Obioha C Ukoumunne, Russell M Viner, J Mark G Williams
BACKGROUND: Mindfulness-based approaches for adults are effective at enhancing mental health, but few controlled trials have evaluated their effectiveness or cost-effectiveness for young people. The primary aim of this trial is to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a mindfulness training (MT) programme to enhance mental health, wellbeing and social-emotional behavioural functioning in adolescence. METHODS/DESIGN: To address this aim, the design will be a superiority, cluster randomised controlled, parallel-group trial in which schools offering social and emotional provision in line with good practice (Formby et al...
April 26, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446141/a-mobile-application-of-breast-cancer-e-support-program-versus-routine-care-in-the-treatment-of-chinese-women-with-breast-cancer-undergoing-chemotherapy-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Jiemin Zhu, Lyn Ebert, Xiangyu Liu, Sally Wai-Chi Chan
BACKGROUND: Women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy suffer from a number of symptoms and report receiving inadequate support from health care professionals. Innovative and easily accessible interventions are lacking. Breast Cancer e-Support is a mobile Application program (App) that provides patients with individually tailored information and a support group of peers and health care professionals. Breast Cancer e-Support aims to promote women's self-efficacy, social support and symptom management, thus improving their quality of life and psychological well-being...
April 26, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445426/the-effects-of-magnesium-supplementation-on-subjective-anxiety-and-stress-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
Neil Bernard Boyle, Clare Lawton, Louise Dye
BACKGROUND: Anxiety related conditions are the most common affective disorders present in the general population with a lifetime prevalence of over 15%. Magnesium (Mg) status is associated with subjective anxiety, leading to the proposition that Mg supplementation may attenuate anxiety symptoms. This systematic review examines the available evidence for the efficacy of Mg supplementation in the alleviation of subjective measures of anxiety and stress. METHODS: A systematic search of interventions with Mg alone or in combination (up to 5 additional ingredients) was performed in May 2016...
April 26, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445400/targeting-the-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-in-addition-to-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jaseela Chiramel, Alison C Backen, Rille Pihlak, Angela Lamarca, Melissa Frizziero, Noor-Ul-Ain Tariq, Richard A Hubner, Juan W Valle, Eitan Amir, Mairéad G McNamara
Overexpression of epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR) occurs in >90% of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDACs) and is associated with a poorer prognosis. A systematic review of electronic databases identified studies exploring the addition of EGFR-targeted treatment to chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced (LA)/metastatic PDAC. Efficacy, safety and tolerability of EGFR-targeted therapy were explored using meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs). Meta-regression was utilised to explore factors associated with improved prognosis (all studies) and benefit from EGFR-targeted therapy (RCTs)...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444779/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-propofol-vs-thiopentone-and-desflurane-for-fatigue-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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T Nostdahl, O M Fredheim, T Bernklev, T S Doksrod, R M Mohus, J Raeder
Fatigue may delay functional recovery after day surgery and may be more common after propofol anaesthesia. We randomly allocated 123 participants scheduled for ambulatory laparoscopic cholecystectomy to induction and maintenance of general anaesthesia with propofol or thiopentone and desflurane. Postoperative fatigue was unaffected by the allocated anaesthetic. The combined mean (SD) Identity-Consequences Fatigue Scale of 34.3 (15.1) before surgery increased in the first postoperative week: to 60.4 (21.1) on day 1, p < 0...
April 26, 2017: Anaesthesia
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