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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677701/surgical-treatment-and-long-term-outcome-of-cerebral-cavernous-malformations-related-epilepsy-in-pediatric-patients
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Qiao Lin, Peng-Fan Yang, Yan-Zeng Jia, Jia-Sheng Pei, Hui Xiao, Ting-Ting Zhang, Zhong-Hui Zhong, Shou-Sen Wang
Cerebral cavernous malformations (CMs) are vascular malformations affecting any part of the central nervous system. Clinical data and surgical outcomes for 27 pediatric patients with CM-related epilepsy were retrospectively reviewed. The mean age of onset was 12.71 ± 4.09 years, and the mean duration of epilepsy was 2.34 ± 1.95 years. All 27 patients were treated with microsurgery for resection of the CMs, and the hemosiderin rim, and the secondary epileptogenic zone if necessary. The mean follow-up period was 6...
April 20, 2018: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677629/effects-of-gastric-bypass-surgery-followed-by-supervised-physical-training-on-inflammation-and-endothelial-function-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Charlotte Røn Stolberg, Lene Hymøller Mundbjerg, Peter Funch-Jensen, Bibi Gram, Else-Marie Bladbjerg, Claus Bogh Juhl
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Obesity and physical inactivity are both associated with low-grade inflammation and endothelial dysfunction. Bariatric surgery improves markers of inflammation and endothelial function, but it is unknown if physical training after bariatric surgery can improve these markers even further. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the effects of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) followed by physical training on markers of low-grade inflammation and endothelial function. METHODS: Sixty patients approved for RYGB underwent examinations pre-surgery, 6, 12, and 24 months post-surgery...
April 6, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677607/association-between-childhood-maltreatment-and-non-medical-prescription-opioid-use-among-chinese-senior-high-school-students-the-moderating-role-of-gender
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Yiling Lei, Chuhao Xi, Pengsheng Li, Min Luo, Wanxin Wang, Siyuan Pan, Xue Gao, Yan Xu, Guoliang Huang, Xueqing Deng, Lan Guo, Ciyong Lu
BACKGROUND: Non-medical prescription opioid use (NMPOU) and childhood maltreatment are currently serious problems among adolescents worldwide, and childhood maltreatment may be associated with the increased rates of NMPOU. This study examined the specific associations between particular types of childhood maltreatment and lifetime NMPOU and assessed whether gender has a moderating effect on these associations. METHODS: A 3-stage, stratified cluster, randomized sampling method was used to collect data from 11,194 high school students in Chongqing...
April 10, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677580/effects-of-a-skill-demonstration-video-delivered-by-smartphone-on-facilitating-nursing-students-skill-competencies-and-self-confidence-a-randomized-controlled-trial-study
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Yeu-Hui Chuang, Fu-Chih Lai, Chia-Chi Chang, Hsu-Tien Wan
BACKGROUND: The correct and appropriate performance of nursing skills by students can ensure patient safety and care quality. However, developing appropriate teaching and learning strategies to enhance nursing students' nursing skills and knowledge are challenging tasks for nursing faculty members. Nowadays, smartphones are popular mobile devices that are used on campuses by students and could be considered a potential tool to deliver learning materials to nursing students. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine the effects of a skill demonstration video delivered by smartphone on facilitating nursing students' nursing skill competency and confidence...
April 7, 2018: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677524/effectiveness-of-community-based-depression-intervention-programme-comdip-to-manage-women-with-depression-in-primary-care-randomised-control-trial
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Pillaveetil Sathyadas Indu, Thekkethayyil Viswanathan Anilkumar, Krishnapillai Vijayakumar, K A Kumar, P Sankara Sarma, Saradamma Remadevi, Chittaranjan Andrade
BACKGROUND: In low and middle income countries where mental health resources are limited, community based depression intervention models, which can be implemented through the existing health system, are extremely relevant. OBJECTIVE: To test the effectiveness of Community based Depression Intervention Programme (ComDIP), newly developed by us, to reduce severity of depression in women, compared to the treatment as usual (TAU). METHODS: An RCT (Trial registration Number: CTRI/2011/08/001978, Clinical Trials Registry -India) was conducted in a primary care setting in Trivandrum, Kerala, South India...
April 3, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677458/intake-of-diacylglycerols-and-the-fasting-insulin-and-glucose-concentrations-a-meta-analysis-of-5-randomized-controlled-studies
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Xu Tongcheng, Jia Min, Li Xia, Qiu Bin, Zhang Yuan, Liu Wei, Zong Aizhen, Liu Lina, Du Fangling
Diacylglycerol (DAG) supplementation has been shown to be associated with the health improvement of patients with diabetes mellitus, although this efficacy is uncertain. We quantitatively examined the effect of dietary DAG on fasting serum glucose and insulin concentrations by conducting a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Potential papers were initially searched from electronic databases of Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Library. Inclusion criteria required the trial to be randomized, with triacylglycerol (TAG) controlled with fasting serum glucose or insulin concentration as one of the end points...
April 20, 2018: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677382/resident-to-resident-mistreatment-evaluation-of-a-staff-training-program-in-the-reduction-of-falls-and-injuries
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Jeanne A Teresi, Mildred Ramírez, Terry Fulmer, Julie Ellis, Stephanie Silver, Jian Kong, Joseph P Eimicke, Gabriel Boratgis, Rhoda Meador, Mark S Lachs, Karl Pillemer
Resident-to-resident elder mistreatment (R-REM) occurs frequently in long-term services and support settings. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the effect of a R-REM training program for nursing and other frontline staff on resident falls and injuries in a cluster randomized trial of units within four nursing homes. Interview and observational data from a sample of 1,201 residents (n = 600 and n = 601 in the usual care and intervention groups, respectively) and staff were collected at baseline and 6 and 12 months...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677368/in-vivo-characterization-of-spontaneous-retinal-neovascularization-in-the-mouse-eye-by-multifunctional-optical-coherence-tomography
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Marco Augustin, Matthias Wechdorn, Ulrike Pfeiffenberger, Tanja Himmel, Stanislava Fialová, René M Werkmeister, Christoph K Hitzenberger, Martin Glösmann, Bernhard Baumann
Purpose: To investigate the early development of spontaneous retinal neovascularization in the murine retina by a multifunctional optical coherence tomography approach. To characterize involved tissue changes in vivo and describe structural and functional changes over time. Methods: A multifunctional optical coherence tomography (OCT) system providing 3-fold contrast comprising reflectivity, polarization sensitivity, and OCT angiography (OCTA) was utilized to image very-low-density lipoprotein receptor (VLDLR) knockout mice...
April 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677352/the-economic-burden-of-visual-impairment-and-comorbid-fatigue-a-cost-of-illness-study-from-a-societal-perspective
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Wouter Schakel, Hilde P A van der Aa, Christina Bode, Carel T J Hulshof, Ger H M B van Rens, Ruth M A van Nispen
Purpose: To investigate the burden of visual impairment and comorbid fatigue in terms of impact on daily life, by estimating societal costs (direct medical costs and indirect non-health care costs) accrued by these conditions. Methods: This cost-of-illness study was performed from a societal perspective. Cross-sectional data of visually impaired adults and normally sighted adults were collected through structured telephone interviews and online surveys, respectively...
April 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677302/effect-of-uterosacral-ligament-suspension-vs-sacrospinous-ligament-fixation-with-or-without-perioperative-behavioral-therapy-for-pelvic-organ-vaginal-prolapse-on-surgical-outcomes-and-prolapse-symptoms-at-5-years-in-the-optimal-randomized-clinical-trial
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J Eric Jelovsek, Matthew D Barber, Linda Brubaker, Peggy Norton, Marie Gantz, Holly E Richter, Alison Weidner, Shawn Menefee, Joseph Schaffer, Norma Pugh, Susan Meikle
Importance: Uterosacral ligament suspension (ULS) and sacrospinous ligament fixation (SSLF) are commonly performed pelvic organ prolapse procedures despite a lack of long-term efficacy data. Objective: To compare outcomes in women randomized to (1) ULS or SSLF and (2) usual care or perioperative behavioral therapy and pelvic floor muscle training (BPMT) for vaginal apical prolapse. Design, Setting, and Participants: This 2 × 2 factorial randomized clinical trial was conducted at 9 US medical centers...
April 17, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677301/association-between-baseline-ldl-c-level-and-total-and-cardiovascular-mortality-after-ldl-c-lowering-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Eliano P Navarese, Jennifer G Robinson, Mariusz Kowalewski, Michalina Kolodziejczak, Felicita Andreotti, Kevin Bliden, Udaya Tantry, Jacek Kubica, Paolo Raggi, Paul A Gurbel
Importance: Effects on specific fatal and nonfatal end points appear to vary for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)-lowering drug trials. Objective: To evaluate whether baseline LDL-C level is associated with total and cardiovascular mortality risk reductions. Data Sourcesand Study Selection: Electronic databases (Cochrane, MEDLINE, EMBASE, TCTMD, ClinicalTrials.gov, major congress proceedings) were searched through February 2, 2018, to identify randomized clinical trials of statins, ezetimibe, and PCSK9-inhibiting monoclonal antibodies...
April 17, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677205/anemia-in-tuberculosis-cases-and-household-controls-from-tanzania-contribution-of-disease-coinfections-and-the-role-of-hepcidin
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Jerry Hella, Colin I Cercamondi, Francis Mhimbira, Mohamed Sasamalo, Nicole Stoffel, Marcel Zwahlen, Thomas Bodmer, Sebastien Gagneux, Klaus Reither, Michael B Zimmermann, Lorenz Risch, Lukas Fenner
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) induces a systemic inflammatory state affecting iron homeostasis. Patients with TB often have additional comorbidities such as anemia which can result in poorer treat outcomes. We studied the contribution of anemia and the role of the iron regulatory hormone hepcidin among TB patients and household contacts. METHODS: We analyzed serum samples from 102 TB cases and 98 controls without TB, matched by age/sex, for hepcidin, iron, and inflammation parameters...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677196/catechol-o-methyltransferase-moderates-effect-of-stress-mindset-on-affect-and-cognition
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Alia J Crum, Modupe Akinola, Bradley P Turnwald, Ted J Kaptchuk, Kathryn T Hall
There is evidence that altering stress mindset-the belief that stress is enhancing vs. debilitating-can change cognitive, affective and physiological responses to stress. However individual differences in responsiveness to stress mindset manipulations have not been explored. Given the previously established role of catecholamines in both placebo effects and stress, we hypothesized that genetic variation in catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT), an enzyme that metabolizes catecholamines, would moderate responses to an intervention intended to alter participants' mindsets about stress...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677194/combined-intervention-of-swimming-plus-metformin-ameliorates-the-insulin-resistance-and-impaired-lipid-metabolism-in-murine-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Liping Huang, Pingping Yue, Xuefei Wu, Ting Yu, Yang Wang, Ji Zhou, Derun Kong, Keyang Chen
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has short- and long- term influence on pregnant women and fetus. Swimming, as an aerobic exercise, can effectively improve the blood glucose level in GDM, but the effect of mild swimming alone was not very substantial. Metformin, as an oral antidiabetic drug, has obvious hypoglycemic effect, and is economic also, but the long-term effect on pregnant women and fetus has not been completely clear. We hypothesize that combined intervention of mild swimming and low dose of metformin, may effectively reduce blood glucose, improve the pregnancy outcomes in GDM dams, but simultaneously avoiding the adverse effects caused by overdose of drug and impotence of mild swimming...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677187/breastfeeding-during-infancy-and-neurocognitive-function-in-adolescence-16-year-follow-up-of-the-probit-cluster-randomized-trial
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Seungmi Yang, Richard M Martin, Emily Oken, Mikhail Hameza, Glen Doniger, Shimon Amit, Rita Patel, Jennifer Thompson, Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman, Konstantin Vilchuck, Natalia Bogdanovich, Michael S Kramer
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the long-term effect of breastfeeding on neurocognitive development is based almost exclusively on observational studies. In the 16-year follow-up study of a large, cluster-randomized trial of a breastfeeding promotion intervention, we evaluated the long-term persistence of the neurocognitive benefits of the breastfeeding promotion intervention previously observed at early school age. METHODS AND FINDINGS: A total of 13,557 participants (79...
April 2018: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677170/development-of-the-who-environmental-noise-guidelines-for-the-european-region-an-introduction
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Dorota Jarosińska, Marie-Ève Héroux, Poonum Wilkhu, James Creswick, Jos Verbeek, Jördis Wothge, Elizabet Paunović
Following the Parma Declaration on Environment and Health adopted at the Fifth Ministerial Conference (2010), the Ministers and representatives of Member States in the WHO European Region requested the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop updated guidelines on environmental noise, and called upon all stakeholders to reduce children's exposure to noise, including that from personal electronic devices. The WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region will provide evidence-based policy guidance to Member States on protecting human health from noise originating from transportation (road traffic, railway and aircraft), wind turbine noise, and leisure noise in settings where people spend the majority of their time...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677119/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-a-proprietary-alpha-amylase-inhibitor-from-white-bean-phaseolus-vulgaris-l-on-weight-and-fat-loss-in-humans
#17
Jay Udani, Ollie Tan, Jhanna Molina
The aim of this meta-analysis was to examine the evidence for the effectiveness of a proprietary alpha-amylase inhibitor from white bean ( Phaseolus vulgaris L.) supplementation interventions in humans on modification of body weight and fat mass. A systematic literature search was performed using three databases: PubMed, the Cochrane collaboration, and Google Scholar. In addition, the manufacturer was contacted for internal unpublished data, and finally, the reference section of relevant original research and review papers were mined for additional studies...
April 20, 2018: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677118/research-priorities-in-suicide-prevention-review-of-australian-research-from-2010%C3%A2-2017-highlights-continued-need-for-intervention-research
#18
Lennart Reifels, Maria Ftanou, Karolina Krysinska, Anna Machlin, Jo Robinson, Jane Pirkis
Suicide is a major public health concern in Australia and globally, requiring targeted research efforts to build the evidence base for its effective prevention. We examined current and future priorities in Australian suicide prevention research during the period 2010⁻2017, and compared these to 1999⁻2006 baseline data. We classified current research priorities in terms of the type of research published in 424 journal articles and 36 grants and fellowships funded during 2010⁻2017. A questionnaire administered to 390 stakeholders identified future research priorities...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677053/safety-profile-of-baroreflex-activation-therapy-neo-in-patients-with-resistant-hypertension
#19
Manuel Wallbach, Enrico Böhning, Luca-Yves Lehnig, Charlotte Schroer, Gerhard Anton Müller, Rolf Wachter, Stephan Lüders, Dieter Zenker, Michael Johann Koziolek
OBJECTIVE: Unlike safety data of baroreflex activation therapy device (Rheos), only few data of the currently used second device (Barostim neo) are available and little is reported about common side effects. METHODS: We prospectively analyzed patients with resistant hypertension treated with Barostim neo. A standardized interview regarding side effects of the therapy was performed in routine follow-up visits after device implantation in 42 patients to determine adverse events staged into three degrees...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677036/coupled-opg-fc-on-decellularized-aortic-valves-by-edc-nhs-attenuates-rat-mscs-calcification-in-vitro
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Qiao Zhang, Si Chen, Jiawei Shi, Fei Li, Xucong Shi, Xingjian Hu, Cheng Deng, Feng Shi, Guichun Han, Nianguo Dong
Valve calcification commonly damages natural human heart valves and tissue-engineered heart valves (TEHVs), and no ideal intervention is available in clinical practice. It is increasingly considered that osteoprotegerin (OPG) inhibits vascular calcification. We aimed to explore whether free OPG-Fc fusion protein or coupled OPG-Fc on decellularized aortic valves attenuates calcification. Calcification of rat bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) was induced by osteogenic differentiation media, and the effects of free OPG-Fc or OPG-Fc coupled on the decellularized porcine aortic heart valve leaflet scaffolds by coupling agents 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide (EDC)/N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS) on calcification were observed...
April 18, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
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