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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156152/limited-effect-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-on-the-quality-of-life-in-survivors-of-traumatic-injury-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Hiroko Noguchi, Daisuke Nishi, Kenta Matsumura, Kei Hamazaki, Tomohito Hamazaki, Yutaka J Matsuoka
Empirical evidence is divided on whether n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid levels are associated with quality of life (QOL). This study investigated the effects of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation on QOL in survivors of traumatic injury. In this secondary analysis of a double-blind, randomized controlled trial, we recruited 110 trauma patients (82% men; mean age, 39.6 years) in an intensive care unit. Fifty-three received DHA-rich supplements and 57 received placebo for 12 weeks. We used the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) to assess QOL at the end of intervention...
December 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155973/tapering-versus-steady-state-methotrexate-in-combination-with-tocilizumab-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-randomized-double-blind-trial
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Christopher J Edwards, Andrew J K Östör, Barbara Naisbett-Groet, Patrick Kiely
Objective: To explore whether tocilizumab + tapering MTX has comparable efficacy and safety vs tocilizumab + stable MTX in adult RA patients with inadequate response to MTX. Methods: This randomized, placebo-controlled non-inferiority study involved patients with severe active RA [28-joint DAS (DAS28) >5.1] who had initiated tocilizumab + MTX at the study start. Patients received open-label tocilizumab (8 mg/kg i.v. every 4 weeks) and open-label MTX. At week 24, patients achieving good/moderate EULAR response were randomized to group A (double-blind MTX taper) or group B (double-blind MTX maintenance); both arms continued open-label tocilizumab...
October 9, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155807/a-synbiotic-containing-amino-acid-based-formula-improves-gut-microbiota-in-non-ige-mediated-allergic-infants
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David C A Candy, Marleen T J Van Ampting, Manon M Oude Nijhuis, Harm Wopereis, Assad M Butt, Diego G Peroni, Yvan Vandenplas, Adam T Fox, Neil Shah, Christina E West, Johan Garssen, Lucien F Harthoorn, Jan Knol, Louise J Michaelis
BACKGROUND: Prebiotics and probiotics (synbiotics) can modify gut microbiota and have potential in allergy management when combined with amino acid-based formula (AAF) for infants with cow's milk allergy (CMA). METHODS: This multicenter, double-blind, randomized controlled trial investigated the effects of an AAF including synbiotic blend on percentages of bifidobacteria and Eubacterium rectale/Clostridium coccoides group (ER/CC) in feces from infants with suspected non-IgE-mediated CMA...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154157/efficacy-of-antidepressants-on-measures-of-workplace-functioning-in-major-depressive-disorder-a-systematic-review
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Yena Lee, Joshua D Rosenblat, JungGoo Lee, Nicole E Carmona, Mehala Subramaniapillai, Margarita Shekotikhina, Rodrigo B Mansur, Elisa Brietzke, Jae-Hon Lee, Roger C Ho, Samantha J Yim, Roger S McIntyre
INTRODUCTION: Work-related disability and productivity loss in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) are critical determinants of patient quality of life and contribute significantly to the human and economic costs of MDD. Notwithstanding the return to work and pre-morbid levels of functioning as a critical therapeutic objective among individuals with MDD, it is unclear whether antidepressant treatment significantly and reliably improves measures of workplace functioning. Herein, we investigate to what extent antidepressant treatment improves workplace functioning among adults with MDD...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154073/a-new-topical-treatment-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-pediatric-patients-based-on-ficus-carica-l-fig-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Shirin Abbasi, Mohammad Kamalinejad, Delara Babaie, SeyedMohammad Shams, Zahra Sadr, Mehdi Gheysari, Vahid Reza Askari, Hassan Rakhshandeh
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common, chronic, relapsing and inflammatory skin disease characterized by pruritus and xerosis (dry skin). Its prevalence is on the increase worldwide, particularly in children. As the pathogenesis of AD involves a complex interaction of genetic, environmental and immunological factors, its definitive treatment is difficult. OBJECTIVE: This clinical trial was designed as equivalence study to investigate the effect of aqueous extract of edible dried fig fruit on the severity of AD as measured with scoring atopic dermatitis (SCORAD), in comparison with Hydrocortisone 1...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153919/patient-and-health-care-provider-responses-from-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-vapocoolant-spray-versus-placebo-spray-in-adults-undergoing-venipuncture-in-the-emergency-department
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Tracy Barbour, Sharon O'Keefe, Sharon E Mace
Painful medical procedures are common. Topical anesthetics are easily applied, rapid onset, inexpensive, and avoid injection pain and needlestick injury. The aims of this study, using patient and health care provider questionnaires, were to answer the following questions: (1) Does vapocoolant spray decrease venipuncture pain? (2) Would patients be satisfied with and use a vapocoolant spray in the future? (3) Would providers be satisfied with and use a vapocoolant spray in the future? Adults (18-80 years) in a hospital emergency department (ED) were randomly assigned to sterile water placebo spray (S) (N = 50) or vapocoolant spray (V) (N = 50) before venipuncture...
November 16, 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152847/a-case-study-in-identifying-targeted-patients-population-in-major-depressive-disorder-by-enhanced-enrichment-design
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Peter Zhang, Kevin Carroll, Mary Hobart, Carole Augustine, Gary Koch
Despite advances in clinical trial design, failure rates near 80% in phase 2 and 50% in phase 3 have recently been reported. The challenges to successful drug development are particularly acute in central nervous system trials such as for pain, schizophrenia, mania, and depression because high-placebo response rates lessen assay sensitivity, diminish estimated treatment effect sizes, and thereby decrease statistical power. This paper addresses the importance of rigorous patient selection in major depressive disorder trials through an enhanced enrichment paradigm...
November 19, 2017: Pharmaceutical Statistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152675/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-in-juvenile-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-positive-effect-on-trabecular-microarchitecture-using-hr-pqct
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G L Lima, J A Paupitz, N E Aikawa, J C Alvarenga, R M Rodrigues Pereira
In this randomized double-blind placebo-controlled 24-week trial, cholecalciferol supplementation at 50,000 IU/week effectively improved bone microarchitecture parameters in juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (JoSLE) patients, as assessed by high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) at tibia site. An increase in the trabecular number and a decrease in the trabecular separation were observed, suggesting that vitamin D supplementation may be recommended for JoSLE patients with its deficiency...
November 19, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151359/osimertinib-in-untreated-egfr-mutated-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Jean-Charles Soria, Yuichiro Ohe, Johan Vansteenkiste, Thanyanan Reungwetwattana, Busyamas Chewaskulyong, Ki Hyeong Lee, Arunee Dechaphunkul, Fumio Imamura, Naoyuki Nogami, Takayasu Kurata, Isamu Okamoto, Caicun Zhou, Byoung Chul Cho, Ying Cheng, Eun Kyung Cho, Pei Jye Voon, David Planchard, Wu-Chou Su, Jhanelle E Gray, Siow-Ming Lee, Rachel Hodge, Marcelo Marotti, Yuri Rukazenkov, Suresh S Ramalingam
Background Osimertinib is an oral, third-generation, irreversible epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) that selectively inhibits both EGFR-TKI-sensitizing and EGFR T790M resistance mutations. We compared osimertinib with standard EGFR-TKIs in patients with previously untreated, EGFR mutation-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Methods In this double-blind, phase 3 trial, we randomly assigned 556 patients with previously untreated, EGFR mutation-positive (exon 19 deletion or L858R) advanced NSCLC in a 1:1 ratio to receive either osimertinib (at a dose of 80 mg once daily) or a standard EGFR-TKI (gefitinib at a dose of 250 mg once daily or erlotinib at a dose of 150 mg once daily)...
November 18, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151036/combination-therapy-is-superior-to-sequential-monotherapy-for-the-initial-treatment-of-hypertension-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Thomas M MacDonald, Bryan Williams, David J Webb, Steve Morant, Mark Caulfield, J Kennedy Cruickshank, Ian Ford, Peter Sever, Isla S Mackenzie, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Gerald P McCann, Jackie Salsbury, Gordon McInnes, Morris J Brown
BACKGROUND: Guidelines for hypertension vary in their preference for initial combination therapy or initial monotherapy, stratified by patient profile; therefore, we compared the efficacy and tolerability of these approaches. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a 1-year, double-blind, randomized controlled trial in 605 untreated patients aged 18 to 79 years with systolic blood pressure (BP) ≥150 mm Hg or diastolic BP ≥95 mm Hg. In phase 1 (weeks 0-16), patients were randomly assigned to initial monotherapy (losartan 50-100 mg or hydrochlorothiazide 12...
November 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150995/efficacy-and-safety-of-extracranial-vein-angioplasty-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Paolo Zamboni, Luigi Tesio, Stefania Galimberti, Luca Massacesi, Fabrizio Salvi, Roberto D'Alessandro, Patrizia Cenni, Roberto Galeotti, Donato Papini, Roberto D'Amico, Silvana Simi, Maria Grazia Valsecchi, Graziella Filippini
Importance: Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) is characterized by restricted venous outflow from the brain and spinal cord. Whether this condition is associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) and whether venous percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is beneficial in persons with MS and CCSVI is controversial. Objective: To determine the efficacy and safety of venous PTA in patients with MS and CCSVI. Design, Setting, and Participants: We analyzed 177 patients with relapsing-remitting MS; 62 were ineligible, including 47 (26...
November 18, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150857/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-dose-finding-trial-with-lolium-perenne-peptide-immunotherapy
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Ralph Mösges, Elena M Kasche, Esther Raskopf, Jaswinder Singh, Lea Sohlich, Anatoli Astvatsatourov, Kija Shah-Hosseini, Sabine Pirotton, Ludo Haazen, Stephen R Durham, Thierry Legon, Gregor Zadoyan, Mohamed H Shamji
BACKGROUND: A novel subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy formulation (gpASIT+(™) ) containing Lolium perenne peptides (LPP) and having a short up-dosing phase has been developed to treat grass pollen-induced seasonal allergic rhinoconjunctivitis. We investigated peptide immunotherapy containing the hydrolysate from perennial ryegrass allergens for the optimum dose in terms of clinical efficacy, immunogenicity, and safety. METHODS: This prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase IIb, parallel, four-arm, dose-finding study randomized 198 grass pollen-allergic adults to receive placebo or cumulative doses of 70, 170, or 370 μg LPP...
November 18, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150457/combination-analgesia-for-neonatal-circumcision-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rana Sharara-Chami, Zavi Lakissian, Lama Charafeddine, Nadine Milad, Yaser El-Hout
OBJECTIVES: There is no consensus on the most effective pain management for neonatal circumcision. We sought to compare different modalities. METHODS: This is a double-blinded randomized controlled trial comparing 3 combination analgesics used during circumcision (EMLA + sucrose; EMLA + sucrose + dorsal penile nerve block [DPNB]; EMLA + sucrose + ring block [RB]) with the traditional topical analgesic cream EMLA alone. The trial was set in the normal nursery of a teaching hospital...
November 17, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149776/effect-of-nebulized-3-hypertonic-saline-with-salbutamol-on-management-of-acute-asthma-in-outpatient-adults-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial-in-emergency-department
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Arash Forouzan, Kambiz Masoumi, Ali Delirrooyfard, Ali Asgari Darian, Laaya Mokhtar Gandomani
Asthma is one of the most common disorders of respiratory tract, management of which still remains as a serious health problem. This study aimed to compare the efficacy of 3% hypertonic saline (HS) plus salbutamol with solely salbutamol on management of acute adults' asthma based on peak flow meter findings. In this double-blind randomized clinical trial, 340 adult patients with acute asthma attacks admitted to emergency department of Ahvaz Golestan and Emam hospitals were enrolled during 2014-2015. The patients were allocated randomly to intervention group (nebulized 2...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149146/dexamethasone-and-dexmedetomidine-as-an-adjuvant-to-intraarticular-bupivacaine-for-postoperative-pain-relief-in-knee-arthroscopic-surgery-a-randomized-trial
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Seham M Moeen, Islam K Ramadan, Hesham A Elkady
BACKGROUND: Knee arthroscopy causes minimal trauma, however, good analgesia is required for early rehabilitation and return to normal life in the patients. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the analgesic effects of intraarticular dexamethasone and dexmedetomidine added to bupivacaine with those of bupivacaine alone. STUDY DESIGN: This study uses a double-blind, randomized, controlled design with allocation concealment in a 3-armed parallel group format among patients undergoing arthroscopic meniscal surgery...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149143/efficacy-of-magnesium-sulfate-added-to-local-anesthetic-in-a-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-analgesia-following-total-abdominal-hysterectomy-a-randomized-trial
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Kelany A Abd-Elsalam, Khaled M Fares, Montaser A Mohamed, Mohamed F Mohamed, Ahmad M Abd El-Rahman, Moaaz M Tohamy
BACKGROUND: Major abdominal surgeries are associated with severe pain, which can affect respiratory and cardiac functions if insufficiently treated; this increases postoperative morbidity. OBJECTIVE: We aim at evaluating the efficacy of magnesium sulfate as an adjuvant to local anesthetic in an ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block for postoperative analgesia in total abdominal hysterectomy. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, double-blinded clinical trial...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148881/ultrarapid-influence-of-buprenorphine-on-major-depression-in-opioid-dependent-patients-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jamshid Ahmadi, Mina Sefidfard Jahromi
OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of different doses of buprenorphine on depression symptoms in opioid dependent inpatient over a three-day interval, using a randomized clinical trial design (RCT). DESIGN: Patients were randomized and assigned to three groups. PARTICIPANTS: Forty males who were admitted to an inpatient psychiatric unit and who fulfilled the DSM-5 criteria for both opioid dependence and major depressive disorder. INTERVENTION: Patients randomly received 32 mg, 64 mg, or 96 mg of buprenorphine as a single high dose...
November 17, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148822/the-effect-of-a-silymarin-phosphatidylserine-and-galega-galactagogue-on-mothers-of-preterm-infants-milk-production
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Francesca Serrao, Mirta Corsello, Costantino Romagnoli, Vito D'Andrea, Enrico Zecca
AIMS: To investigate the efficacy of a galactagogue, containing Sylimarin-phosphatidylserine (SILITIDIL) and galega consumed in the first month after delivery by mothers of preterm infants, in maintaining milk production during the first 3-6 months after delivery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mothers of infants born at gestational age (GA) between 27 and 32 weeks, enrolled in our previous prospective, double-blind, randomized trial and randomly allocated to receive either the galactagogue (GG) or a placebo (PG), were asked about their milk production at 3 and 6 months after delivery...
November 17, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147795/preoperative-pregabalin-has-no-effect-on-intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-in-adolescents-undergoing-posterior-spinal-fusion-for-spinal-deformities-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Linda Helenius, Antti Puhakka, Tuula Manner, Olli Pajulo, Ilkka Helenius
PURPOSE: This study was designed to evaluate the effect of preoperative pregabalin on intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring in adolescents undergoing surgery for spinal deformities. METHODS: Thirty-one adolescents undergoing posterior spinal fusion were randomized to receive preoperatively either pregabalin 2 mg/kg twice daily or placebo. The ability to make reliable intraoperative neurophysiological measurements, transcranial motor (MEPs) and sensory evoked potentials (SSEP) was evaluated...
November 17, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147630/sulforaphane-from-broccoli-reduces-symptoms-of-autism-a-follow-up-case-series-from-a-randomized-double-blind-study
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Rhoda Lynch, Eileen L Diggins, Susan L Connors, Andrew W Zimmerman, Kanwaljit Singh, Hua Liu, Paul Talalay, Jed W Fahey
Introduction: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects 1 in 68 children, is characterized by impaired social interaction and communication as well as restricted or repetitive behaviors, and varies widely with respect to its causes and presentations. There are no validated pharmacologic treatments for the core symptoms of ASD. The social, medical, and economic burdens of ASD on families and caregivers are profound. We recently showed in a small clinical trial that sulforaphane (SF) from broccoli sprouts could significantly reduce the behavioral symptoms of ASD...
2017: Global Advances in Health and Medicine: Improving Healthcare Outcomes Worldwide
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