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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458218/effects-of-curcuminoids-plus-piperine-on-glycemic-hepatic-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Yunes Panahi, Nahid Khalili, Ebrahim Sahebi, Soha Namazi, Luis E Simental-Mendía, Muhammed Majeed, Amirhossein Sahebkar
INTRODUCTION: Curcuminoids have been shown to reduce glycemia and related complications in diabetes. In the present study, we evaluated the impact of curcuminoids plus piperine administration on glycemic, hepatic and inflammatory biomarkers in type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients. METHODS: T2D patients aged 18-65 years were enrolled in a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial and randomly allocated to standard-of-care treatment and dietary advises plus either curcuminoids (daily dose of 500 mg/day co-administered with piperine 5 mg/day) or placebo for a period of 3 months...
February 19, 2018: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457707/peripheral-neurostimulation-breaks-the-shuffling-steps-patterns-in-parkinsonian-gait-a-double-blind-randomized-longitudinal-study-with-automated-mechanical-peripheral-stimulation
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Manuela Galli, Caterina Vicidomini, Ana F Rozin Kleiner, Laura Vacca, Veronica Cimolin, Claudia Condoluci, Fabrizio Stocchi, Maria F DE Pandis
BACKGROUND: The shuffling steps pattern is a typical feature of gait in patients affected by Parkinson's Disease (PD), which progressively reduces their quality of life, being related to the risk of falls in this population. Recently, Automated Mechanical Peripheral Stimulation (AMPS) was presented as an integrative rehabilitative treatment based on peripheral stimulation able to improve the gait spatiotemporal parameters in PD patients. AIM: To evaluate the effects of AMPS on shuffling steps pattern by analyzing the kinematic and spatio-temporal gait parameters...
February 19, 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457671/abstinence-and-reduced-frequency-of-use-are-associated-with-improvements-in-quality-of-life-among-treatment-seekers-with-cannabis-use-disorder
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Christina A Brezing, C Jean Choi, Martina Pavlicova, Daniel Brooks, Amy L Mahony, John J Mariani, Frances R Levin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Many patients with cannabis use disorder (CUD) do not achieve or do not have abstinence as a goal of treatment, rather they reduce their use. Assessing outcome measures as they relate to functioning and reductions in cannabis use is an important area of study. Quality of life (QoL) shows promise as one such measure. Past studies have demonstrated gender differences in QoL and CUD. We aim to assess (1) the relationship between cannabis use and QoL and (2) gender effects in an outpatient medication treatment study for CUD...
February 19, 2018: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457627/combination-pharmacotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-fibromyalgia-in-adults
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REVIEW
Joelle Thorpe, Bonnie Shum, R Andrew Moore, Philip J Wiffen, Ian Gilron
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia is a chronic widespread pain condition affecting millions of people worldwide. Current pharmacotherapies are often ineffective and poorly tolerated. Combining different agents could provide superior pain relief and possibly also fewer side effects. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of combination pharmacotherapy compared to monotherapy or placebo, or both, for the treatment of fibromyalgia pain in adults. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, and Embase to September 2017...
February 19, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457540/therapeutic-efficacy-of-cd34-cell-involved-mononuclear-cell-therapy-for-no-option-critical-limb-ischemia-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-clinical-trials
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Tianyue Pan, Zheng Wei, Yuan Fang, Zhihui Dong, Weiguo Fu
Early-phase clinical trials in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) have shown positive results of mononuclear cell therapy. The current meta-analysis investigated whether cluster of differentiation (CD) 34+ mononuclear cell therapy (CD34+ MCT) is effective for no-option CLI. Ten randomized controlled clinical studies of CD34+ MCT for no-option CLI with 479 patients were identified and analyzed for pooled results. Compared to control groups, the CD34+ MCT was associated with lower total amputation (odds ratio (OR): 0...
February 1, 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457489/shingrix-the-new-adjuvanted-recombinant-herpes-zoster-vaccine
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Stephanie F James, Elias B Chahine, Allana J Sucher, Cassandra Hanna
OBJECTIVES: To review the immunogenicity, efficacy, and safety of the herpes zoster subunit vaccine (HZ/su) for use in adult patients for the prevention of shingles. DATA SOURCES: A literature search through PubMed was conducted (June 2008 to October 2017) using the terms shingles vaccine and varicella zoster virus. References from retrieved articles and the prescribing information were also reviewed for any additional material. STUDY SELECTION/DATA EXTRACTION: The literature search was limited to human studies published in English...
February 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457317/effects-of-alcohol-intoxication-on-self-reported-drinking-patterns-expectancies-motives-and-personality-a-randomized-controlled-experimental-study
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Sören Kuitunen-Paul, Elisabeth Obst, Ruth Schmidt, Christian Sommer, Paula T Kuitunen, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Ulrich S Zimmermann
Alcohol intoxication may affect self-reports of alcohol use and related constructs, such as impulsivity and dependence symptoms. Improved knowledge about potential systematic reporting biases induced by alcohol, e.g. through disinhibition, may be relevant for the assessment of intoxicated individuals both in clinical routine and research. We therefore randomly assigned 54 socially drinking males aged 18 to 19 without lifetime diagnosis of DSM-IV alcohol dependence to one of two experimental arms: either placebo infusion at day 1 and alcohol infusion at day 2, or vice versa...
February 19, 2018: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457221/association-of-stat6-gene-variants-with-food-allergy-diagnosed-by-double-blind-placebo-controlled-food-challenges
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C D van Ginkel, M E Pettersson, A E J Dubois, G H Koppelman
This study describes the role of two STAT6 gene variants in food allergy using data of patients and their parents who underwent double-blind placebo-controlled food challenges (DBPCFCs). After quality control, 369 trios were analyzed including 262 children (71.0%) with food allergy. Associations were tested by family based association testing (FBAT). The A alleles of both SNPs were associated with food allergy (p=0.036 and p=0.013 for rs324015 and rs1059513, respectively). Furthermore, these A alleles were associated with peanut allergy, higher sIgE levels to both peanut and cow's milk, more severe symptoms and higher eliciting doses during peanut and cow's milk DBPCFCs (all p<0...
February 19, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456972/the-effect-of-levothyroxine-and-selenium-versus-levothyroxine-alone-on-reducing-the-level-of-anti-thyroid-peroxidase-antibody-in-autoimmune-hypothyroid-patients
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Ali Kachouei, Hassan Rezvanian, Masoud Amini, Ashraf Aminorroaya, Eshagh Moradi
Background: Due to the prevalence of autoimmune hypothyroidism and its effects on physical and mental health it is necessary to provide a treatment which is also effective in preventing the progression of sub-clinical hypothyroidism in these patients. This study aims to investigate the effect of selenium supplementation on of anti-thyroid hormone antibodies in these patients. Materials and Methods: In a randomized clinical trial, 70 patients with autoimmune hypothyroidism randomly divided into two groups of 35 each, the first group was treated with oral selenium treatment with levothyroxine (LT4) and to the second group along with LT4, placebo was also prescribed...
2018: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456638/biobran-mgn-3-an-arabinoxylan-rice-bran-enhances-nk-cell-activity-in-geriatric-subjects-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#10
Ahmed F Elsaid, Magda Shaheen, Mamdooh Ghoneum
Aging is associated with a decline in natural killer (NK) and natural killer T (NKT) cell function that may contribute to increased susceptibility to malignancy and infection. A preliminary investigation was conducted examining the hypothesis that arabinoxylan rice bran (Biobran/MGN-3), a denatured hemicellulose with known immunomodulatory activity, could counteract this decline in NK/NKT cell activity in geriatrics. A total of 12 healthy geriatric subjects of both sexes and over 56 years old, participated in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456560/the-effect-of-testosterone-gel-on-fertility-outcomes-in-women-with-a-poor-response-in-in-vitro-fertilization-cycles-a-pilot-randomized-clinical-trial
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Nasrin Saharkhiz, Shahrzad Zademodares, Saghar Salehpour, Sedighe Hosseini, Leyla Nazari, Hatav Ghasemi Tehrani
Background: In this study, the effect of testosterone gel administration during ovulation induction on the fertility rate was examined in women with a poor ovarian response in in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. Materials and Methods: The current study is a single-blinded, randomized clinical trial. Patients who met inclusion (Bologna) criteria were placed in the antagonist cycle group. The patients were randomly divided into two groups each included 25 participants treated with a placebo (lubricant gel, the controls) and testosterone gel (intervention)...
2018: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456507/the-effects-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-signaling-pathway-of-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-diabetic-hemodialysis-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Hamed Haddad Kashani, Elahe Seyed Hosseini, Hossein Nikzad, Alireza Soleimani, Maryam Soleimani, Mohammad Reza Tamadon, Fariba Keneshlou, Zatollah Asemi
Objective: This study was carried out to determine the effects of vitamin D supplementation on signaling pathway of inflammation and oxidative stress in diabetic hemodialysis (HD) patients. Methods: This randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted among 60 diabetic HD patients. Subjects were randomly allocated into two groups to intake either vitamin D supplements at a dosage of 50,000 IU ( n = 30) or placebo ( n = 30) every 2 weeks for 12 weeks. Gene expression of inflammatory cytokines and biomarkers of oxidative stress were assessed in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of diabetic HD patients with RT-PCR method...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456346/the-effects-of-posterior-talar-glide-and-dorsiflexion-of-the-ankle-plus-mobilization-with-movement-on-balance-and-gait-function-in-patient-with-chronic-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sang-Lim Kim, Byoung-Hee Lee
Background: This study was to evaluate the effects of weight-bearing-based mobilization with movement (WBBMWM) on balance and gait in stroke patients. Methods: Thirty stroke patients participated in this study. All individuals were randomly assigned to either WBMWM group ( n = 15) or weight-bearing with placebo mobilization with movement group (control, n = 15). Individuals in the WBMWM group were trained for 10 glides of 5 sets a day, 5 times a week during 4 weeks...
January 2018: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456079/phase-iv-randomized-clinical-study-peginterferon-alfa-2a-with-adefovir-or-entecavir-pre-therapy-for-hbeag-positive-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Chao-Wei Hsu, Wei-Wen Su, Chuan-Mo Lee, Cheng-Yuan Peng, Wan-Long Chuang, Jia-Horng Kao, Heng-Cheng Chu, Yi-Hsiang Huang, Rong-Nan Chien, Yun-Fan Liaw
BACKGROUND: Efficacy of sequential therapy with nucleos(t)ide analogues and interferons versus monotherapy in patients with hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg)-positive chronic hepatitis B (CHB) remains unexplored. We aimed to assess efficacy and safety of sequential therapy with adefovir (ADV) or entecavir (ETV) followed by peginterferon (PEG-IFN) alfa-2a in Taiwanese patients with HBeAg-positive. METHODS: This randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial was conducted at nine sites in Taiwan from April 2010 to October 2013...
February 15, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455695/the-empirical-support-for-mindfulness-based-interventions-for-common-psychiatric-disorders-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Maria Hedman-Lagerlöf, Erik Hedman-Lagerlöf, Lars-Göran Öst
Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) have become widely used for common mental disorders (CMDs) but the state of the evidence has not been sufficiently investigated. The aims for this study were: (1) to quantify the effect size of MBIs for CMDs in the acute phase; (2) to explore moderator variables; and (3) to evaluate the evidence status of MBIs for the CMDs it has been tried for. A comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were conducted. RCTs that evaluated MBI and included patients with a primary manifest CMD was included...
February 19, 2018: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455305/photobiomodulation-pbm-therapy-at-904-nm-mitigates-effects-of-exercise-induced-skeletal-muscle-fatigue-in-young-women
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Renata Luri Toma, Murilo Xavier Oliveira, Ana Cláudia Muniz Renno, E-Liisa Laakso
Muscle fatigue is a process influenced by several mechanisms such as concentration of metabolic substrates, changes in blood flow, and increases in reactive oxygen species that impair contractile muscle function. In this context, photobiomodulation has been investigated for preventing muscle fatigue, with reports of positive effects on muscle performance. This study aimed to investigate the effects of 904-nm LASER photobiomodulation on rectus femoris muscle performance in young women. Eighteen young women participated in a randomized, participant and assessor-blinded crossover trial with placebo control...
February 17, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454686/differential-effects-of-a-single-dose-of-oral-calcium-based-on-postpartum-plasma-calcium-concentration-in-holstein-cows
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B M Leno, R C Neves, I M Louge, M D Curler, M J Thomas, T R Overton, J A A McArt
Our objectives were to determine (1) the effect of a single dose of an oral Ca bolus within 24 h after parturition on plasma Ca concentration, (2) the response of primiparous (PP) and multiparous (MP) cows to this supplementation strategy, and (3) differential responses based on plasma Ca at enrollment. For objective 1, cows from 1 commercial dairy in New York State were enrolled within 19 h after parturition (mean ± standard deviation = 8.3 ± 5.3 h) and randomized within parity group (first, second, and ≥third) to control [CON (n = 25); no placebo] or a single dose bolus treatment [BOL (n = 25); 3 oral Ca boluses supplying 54 to 64 g of Ca]...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454678/treatment-of-coenzyme-q10-for-24-weeks-improves-lipid-and-glycemic-profile-in-dyslipidemic-individuals
#18
Peiwen Zhang, Chen Yang, Honghui Guo, Jiaji Wang, Shengqiang Lin, Huamei Li, Yan Yang, Wenhua Ling
BACKGROUND: The use of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) as an adjuvant treatment with routine clinical therapy against metabolic diseases has shown benefit. However, the effect of CoQ10 as a primary preventive agent against cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) has not been well studied. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of CoQ10 on CVD risk factors in dyslipidemic patients. METHODS: In this randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial, 101 dyslipidemic subjects without taking any hypoglycemic or hypolipidemic drugs were administrated to 120 mg CoQ10 or placebo daily for 24 weeks...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454565/investigation-of-the-biomechanical-and-histopathological-effects-of-autologous-conditioned-serum-on-healing-of-achilles-tendon
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Erdinç Genç, Ozan Beytemur, Serdar Yuksel, Yılmaz Eren, Aysel Çağlar, Bedri Onur Küçükyıldırım, Mehmet Akif Güleç
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study to evaluate the effects of autologous conditioned serum (ACS) on the healing of transected rat Achilles tendons via the assessment of biomechanical and histological parameters. METHODS: The study was conducted on 45 male Sprague-Dawley rats. Five rats were used as donors for ACS preparation. Animals were randomly assigned to the experimental or control group. In both groups, the Achilles tendon was cut transversally and then sutured...
February 14, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454501/postoperative-inflammation-and-insulin-resistance-in-relation-to-body-composition-adiposity-and-carbohydrate-treatment-a-randomised-controlled-study
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Nilanjana Tewari, Sherif Awad, František Duška, Julian P Williams, Andrew Bennett, Ian A Macdonald, Dileep N Lobo
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The aims of this study were to identify whether differences in distribution of adipose tissue and skeletal muscle in obese and non-obese individuals contribute to the magnitude of the postoperative inflammatory response and insulin resistance, with and without preoperative treatment with carbohydrate drinks. METHODS: Thirty-two adults (16 obese/16 non-obese) undergoing elective major open abdominal surgery participated in this 2 × 2 factorial, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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