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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786144/self-initiated-use-of-topical-cannabidiol-oil-for-epidermolysis-bullosa
#1
Malcolm P Chelliah, Zachary Zinn, Phoung Khuu, Joyce M C Teng
Epidermolysis bullosa is a rare blistering skin disorder that is challenging to manage because skin fragility and repeated wound healing cause itching, pain, limited mobility, and recurrent infections. Cannabidiol, an active cannabinoid found in cannabis, is postulated to have antiinflammatory and analgesic effects. We report 3 cases of self-initiated topical cannabidiol use in patients with epidermolysis bullosa in an observational study. One patient was weaned completely off oral opioid analgesics. All 3 reported faster wound healing, less blistering, and amelioration of pain with cannabidiol use...
May 22, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785555/folic-acid-methylfolate-for-the-treatment-of-psychopathology-in-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
Kenji Sakuma, Shinji Matsunaga, Ikuo Nomura, Makoto Okuya, Taro Kishi, Nakao Iwata
RATIONALE: This study aims to examine whether folate/folic acid/methylfolate/folinic acid supplemented to antipsychotics (FA + AP) is beneficial in schizophrenia treatment. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis of double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trials (RCTs) of FA + AP for schizophrenia. METHODS: The primary outcome was an improvement in total symptoms. Other outcomes were psychopathology subscales (positive, negative, general, and depressive symptoms), discontinuation due to all-cause and adverse events, and individual adverse events...
May 22, 2018: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784589/tolerability-and-blinding-of-4x1-high-definition-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-hd-tdcs-at-two-and-three-milliamps
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Jaclyn Reckow, Annalise Rahman-Filipiak, Sarah Garcia, Stephen Schlaefflin, Oliver Calhoun, Alexandre F DaSilva, Marom Bikson, Benjamin M Hampstead
BACKGROUND: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is an in-demand form of neuromodulation generally regarded as safe and well tolerated. However, few studies have examined the safety, tolerability, or blinding of High Definition (HD-) tDCS, especially in older adults and at stimulation intensities of 2 milliamps (mA) or greater. OBJECTIVE: We examined the rates of serious adverse events and common side effects to establish safety and tolerability, respectively, in HD-tDCS...
May 4, 2018: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784458/efficacy-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-the-adjunctive-treatment-of-refractory-partial-onset-seizures-meta-analysis-of-pivotal-trials
#4
Jeremy Slater, Steve Chung, Lynn Huynh, Mei Sheng Duh, Brian Gorin, Carolyn McMicken, Adam Ziemann, Jouko Isojarvi
OBJECTIVE: In the absence of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) assessing the relative efficacy of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), meta-analyses are useful resources for informing treatment choices. This meta-analysis assesses the relative efficacy and tolerability of AEDs for adjunctive treatment of refractory partial onset seizures (POS). METHODS: A systematic literature review was conducted to identify pivotal AED trials serving as the basis for US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval...
July 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783900/the-efficacy-comparison-of-citalopram-fluoxetine-and-placebo-on-motor-recovery-after-ischemic-stroke-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marjan Asadollahi, Mahtab Ramezani, Ziba Khanmoradi, Ehsan Karimialavijeh
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to assess the effectiveness of oral citalopram, compared with fluoxetine and a placebo, in patients with post-stroke motor disabilities. DESIGN: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted between January 2015 and January 2016. SETTING: The neurology department of a university-affiliated urban hospital in Tehran, Iran. SUBJECTS: Ninety adult patients with acute ischemic stroke, hemiplegia, or hemiparesis and a Fugl-Meyer Motor Scale score of below 55 were included...
May 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783893/the-effects-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs-combined-with-group-exercise-treatment-in-subjects-with-chronic-low-back-pain-a-pilot-randomized-control-trial
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Sofia Straudi, Sergio Buja, Andrea Baroni, Claudia Pavarelli, Giulia Pranovi, Felipe Fregni, Nino Basaglia
OBJECTIVE: To test the efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in addition to group exercise on non-specific chronic low back pain. DESIGN: Double-blinded randomized control trial. SUBJECTS: Patients with non-specific chronic low back pain. METHODS: A total of 35 subjects were recruited and allocated to real- or sham-tDCS followed by a group exercise protocol. Each patient underwent five sessions of brain stimulation followed by 10 sessions of group exercise...
May 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783863/phase-1-randomized-parallel-group-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-the-effects-of-erenumab-amg-334-and-concomitant-sumatriptan-on-blood-pressure-in-healthy-volunteers
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Jan de Hoon, Anne Van Hecken, Corinne Vandermeulen, Marissa Herbots, Yumi Kubo, Ed Lee, Osa Eisele, Gabriel Vargas, Kristin Gabriel
Objectives The aim of this study was to assess the effects of concomitant administration of erenumab and sumatriptan on resting blood pressure, pharmacokinetics, safety, and tolerability in healthy subjects. Methods In this phase 1, parallel-group, one-way crossover, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, healthy adult subjects were randomized (1:2) to receive either intravenous placebo and subcutaneous sumatriptan 12 mg (i.e. two 6-mg injections separated by 1 hour) or intravenous erenumab 140 mg and subcutaneous sumatriptan 12 mg...
January 1, 2018: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783024/a-pooled-analysis-of-the-phase-3-revive-trials-randomized-double-blind-studies-to-evaluate-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-iclaprim-versus-vancomycin-for-treatment-of-acute-bacterial-skin-and-skin-structure-infections
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David B Huang, G Ralph Corey, Thomas L Holland, Thomas Lodise, William O'Riordan, Mark H Wilcox, Thomas M File, Matthew Dryden, Barbara Balser, Eve Desplats, Antoni Torres
BACKGROUND: Iclaprim, a diaminopyrimidine antibiotic, was compared with vancomycin for the treatment of patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSIs) in two studies (REVIVE-1 and REVIVE-2). OBJECTIVES: We explored the efficacy and tolerability of iclaprim in a pooled analysis of results from both studies. METHODS: REVIVE-1 and REVIVE-2 were Phase 3, double-blind, randomized (1:1), multicenter, active-controlled, non-inferiority (margin of 10%) trials, each designed to enroll 600 patients a piece with ABSSSI...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782435/biobehavioral-responses-of-preterm-infants-to-conventional-and-swaddled-tub-baths-a-randomized-crossover-trial
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Patrícia de Freitas, Mariana Bueno, Diane Holditch-Davis, Hudson Pires Santos, Amélia Fumiko Kimura
Bathing is a routine care procedure that exposes preterm infants to prolonged handling, which could cause stress and potentially disrupt infants' biobehavioral responses. The aim of this double-blind randomized crossover trial was to compare the preterm infant's body temperature, heart rate (HR), peripheral capillary oxygen saturation (SpO2), salivary cortisol levels, and sleep-wake states during and after swaddled and conventional tub baths. Forty-three infants born at 32 to 36 weeks postmenstrual age, weighing 2225 g or less, were enrolled in the study...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782181/effectiveness-of-an-osteopathic-abdominal-manual-intervention-in-pain-thresholds-lumbopelvic-mobility-and-posture-in-women-with-chronic-functional-constipation
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María José Martínez-Ochoa, Juan Carlos Fernández-Domínguez, Jose Miguel Morales-Asencio, Javier González-Iglesias, François Ricard, Ángel Oliva-Pascual-Vaca
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of an osteopathic abdominal manual intervention (AMI) on pressure pain thresholds (PPTs), mobility, hip flexibility, and posture in women with chronic functional constipation. DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial. SETTING/LOCATION: Subjects were recruited for the study by referral from different gastroenterology outpatient clinics in the city of Madrid (Spain). SUBJECTS: Sixty-two patients suffering from chronic functional constipation according to the guidelines of the Congress of Rome III...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782179/early-intravascular-events-are-associated-with-development-of-ards
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Raja-Elie E Abdulnour, Tina Gunderson, Ioanna Barkas, Jack Y Timmons, Cindy Barnig, Michelle Gong, Daryl J Kor, Ognjen Gajic, Daniel Talmor, Rickey E Carter, Bruce D Levy
RATIONALE: The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a devastating illness with limited therapeutic options. A better understanding of early biochemical and immunological events in ARDS could inform the development of new preventive and treatment strategies. OBJECTIVE: To determine select peripheral blood lipid mediator and leukocyte responses in patients at-risk for ARDS. METHODS: Patients at risk for ARDS were randomized as part of a multicenter, double-blind clinical trial of aspirin versus placebo (LIPS-A; NCT01504867)...
May 21, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781884/extended-release-naltrexone-improves-viral-suppression-levels-in-prisoners-with-hiv-and-alcohol-use-disorders-who-are-transitioning-to-the-community-results-from-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Sandra A Springer, Angela Di Paola, Russell Barbour, Marwan M Azar, Frederick L Altice
OBJECTIVE: To determine if extended-release naltrexone (XR-NTX) would improve or maintain viral suppression (VS) among incarcerated individuals with HIV and alcohol use disorders (AUDs) transitioning to the community. DESIGN: A randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted among incarcerated individuals with HIV and AUDs transitioning to the community from 2010 through 2016. METHODS: Eligible participants (N=100) were randomized 2:1 to receive 6 monthly injections of XR-NTX (n=67) or Placebo (n=33) starting at release and continued for 6 months...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781787/evaluating-the-duration-of-prophylactic-post-operative-antibiotic-agents-after-open-reduction-internal-fixation-for-closed-fractures
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Brett D Crist, Lasun O Oladeji, Gregory J Della Rocca, David A Volgas, James P Stannard, David D Greenberg
BACKGROUND: The importance of timely pre-operative antibiotic agents for effective surgical prophylaxis has been established but the optimal duration of antimicrobial coverage post-operatively has not yet been defined clearly. The purpose of this study was to determine if prophylactic post- operative cefazolin for 23 hours decreases the risk of surgical site infection (SSI) after open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) of closed extremity fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: After Institutional Reviews Board approval, patients undergoing ORIF of closed extremity fractures who had a planned post-operative stay of at least 23 hours were randomly assigned to either receive 23 hours of cefazolin or a placebo...
May 21, 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781558/characteristics-of-high-and-low-risk-individuals-in-the-priority-study-urinary-proteomics-and-mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonism-for-prevention-of-diabetic-nephropathy-in-type-2-diabetes
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N Tofte, M Lindhardt, K Adamova, J Beige, J W J Beulens, A L Birkenfeld, G Currie, C Delles, I Dimos, L Francová, M Frimodt-Møller, P Girman, R Göke, T Havrdova, A Kooy, H Mischak, G Navis, G Nijpels, M Noutsou, A Ortiz, A Parvanova, F Persson, P L Ruggenenti, F Rutters, I Rychlík, G Spasovski, M Speeckaert, M Trillini, H von der Leyen, P Rossing
AIM: To compare clinical baseline data in individuals with Type 2 diabetes and normoalbuminuria, who are at high or low risk of diabetic kidney disease based on the urinary proteomics classifier CKD273. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled international multicentre clinical trial and observational study in participants with Type 2 diabetes and normoalbuminuria, stratified into high- or low-risk groups based on CKD273 score...
May 21, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781483/dose-dependent-effects-of-fish-oil-on-cardio-metabolic-biomarkers-in-healthy-middle-aged-and-elderly-chinese-people-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
Jia Song, Manjiang Hu, Cheng Li, Bo Yang, Qing Ding, Chunhong Wang, Limei Mao
n-3PUFA consumption has been widely accepted as a nutritional strategy for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular events in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), but little is known about the dose-response relationship between dietary n-3PUFA and serum biomarkers associated with cardiovascular health in the general population. The present study involved a 12-week double-blind, randomized controlled trial to explore the effects of fish oil with different doses (0.31, 0.62 and 1.24 g d-1 of EPA and DHA) on serum fatty acids and cardio-metabolic biomarkers including adiponectin, inflammatory markers, lipid profiles and fasting glucose in healthy middle-aged and elderly Chinese people...
May 21, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781243/the-effects-of-probiotic-supplements-on-insulin-resistance-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Athasit Kijmanawat, Panyu Panburana, Sirimon Reutrakul, Chayada Tangshewinsirikul
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of probiotic supplements on insulin resistance in pregnant women with diet-controlled gestational diabetes mellitus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted between June 2016 and February 2017. Pregnant women with diet-controlled gestational diabetes mellitus were enrolled in the study at 24-28 weeks of gestation and randomized to receive either probiotic supplements containing Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus or placebo daily for four consecutive weeks...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781089/the-effect-of-topical-piperine-combined-with-narrowband-uvb-on-vitiligo-treatment-a-clinical-trial-study
#17
Anoosh Shafiee, Mahmood Hoormand, Mohammad Shahidi-Dadras, Alireza Abadi
Vitiligo is the most common acquired hypopigmentary disease in the community. Piperine as an herbal extract derived from black pepper has strong impact on the melanocyte proliferation and adverse side effects less than synthetic drugs such as corticosteroids. For the first time, this study was aimed to evaluate the effect of topical piperine combined with narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) on vitiligo treatment. In this double-blind clinical trial, 63 patients with facial vitiligo were randomly divided into 2 groups: treated with piperine (case) and placebo (control)...
May 21, 2018: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781086/reductions-of-intimate-partner-violence-resulting-from-supplementing-children-with-omega-3-fatty-acids-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-stratified-parallel-group-trial
#18
Jill Portnoy, Adrian Raine, Jianghong Liu, Joseph R Hibbeln
Omega-3 supplementation has been found to reduce externalizing behavior in children. Reciprocal models of parent-child behavior suggest that improving child behavior could lead to improvements in parent behavior, however no study has examined whether omega-3 supplementation in children could reduce intimate partner violence or child maltreatment by their adult caregivers. In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, stratified, parallel group trial, a community sample of children were randomized to receive either a fruit drink containing 1 gm of omega-3 fats (Smartfish Recharge; Omega-3 group, n = 100) or the same fruit drink without omega-3's (Placebo group, n = 100)...
May 20, 2018: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780336/brain-training-in-children-and-adolescents-is-it-scientifically-valid
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REVIEW
Teresa Rossignoli-Palomeque, Elena Perez-Hernandez, Javier González-Marqués
Background: Brain training products are becoming increasingly popular for children and adolescents. Despite the marketing aimed at their use in the general population, these products may provide more benefits for specific neurologically impaired populations. A review of Brain Training (BT) products analyzing their efficacy while considering the methodological limitations of supporting research is required for practical applications. Method: searches were made of the PubMed database (until March 2017) for studies including: (1) empirical data on the use of brain training for children or adolescents and any effects on near transfer (NT) and/or far transfer (FT) and/or neuroplasticity, (2) use of brain training for cognitive training purposes, (3) commercially available training applications, (4) computer-based programs for children developed since the 1990s, and (5) relevant printed and peer-reviewed material...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780322/efficacy-and-safety-of-teneligliptin-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Xiaoxuan Li, Xuefei Huang, Chongfei Bai, Dalian Qin, Shousong Cao, Qibing Mei, Yun Ye, Jianming Wu
Background: Teneligliptin is a 3rd-generation dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor. There is a limited evidence regarding the effect of teneligliptin. Therefore, this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of teneligliptin in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients with inadequately glycemic controlled. Methods: A search of PubMed, Medline, Embase, and The Cochrane Library during 2000.01-2018.03 was performed for randomized controlled trials of teneligliptin compared to placebo in patients with T2DM with monotherapy or add-on treatment...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
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