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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644145/publicly-reported-wound-healing-rates-the-fantasy-and-the-reality
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REVIEW
Caroline E Fife, Kristen A Eckert, Marissa J Carter
Significance: We compare real-world data from the U.S. Wound Registry (USWR) with randomized controlled trials and publicly reported wound outcomes and develop criteria for honest reporting of wound outcomes, a requirement of the new Quality Payment Program (QPP). Recent Advances: Because no method has existed by which wounds could be stratified according to their likelihood of healing among real-world patients, practitioners have reported fantastically high healing rates. The USWR has developed several risk-stratified wound healing quality measures for diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) and venous leg ulcers (VLUs) as part of its Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR)...
March 1, 2018: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624723/randomized-clinical-trial-of-rt001-early-signals-of-efficacy-in-friedreich-s-ataxia
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Theresa Zesiewicz, Frederic Heerinckx, Robert De Jager, Omid Omidvar, Marcus Kilpatrick, Jessica Shaw, Mikhail S Shchepinov
BACKGROUND: RT001 is a deuterated ethyl linoleate that inhibits lipid peroxidation and is hypothesized to reduce cellular damage and recover mitochondrial function in degenerative diseases such as Friedreich's ataxia. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary efficacy of RT001 in Friedreich's ataxia patients. DESIGN/METHODS: We conducted a phase I/II double-blind, comparator-controlled trial with 2 doses of RT001 in Friedreich's ataxia patients (9 subjects each cohort)...
April 6, 2018: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619094/foot-osteoarthritis-latest-evidence-and-developments
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REVIEW
Edward Roddy, Hylton B Menz
Foot osteoarthritis (OA) is a common problem in older adults yet is under-researched compared to knee or hand OA. Most existing studies focus on the first metatarsophalangeal joint, with evidence relating to midfoot OA being particularly sparse. Symptomatic radiographic foot OA affects 17% of adults aged 50 years and over. The first metatarsophalangeal joint is most commonly affected, followed by the second cuneometatarsal and talonavicular joints. Epidemiological studies suggest the existence of distinct first metatarsophalangeal joint and polyarticular phenotypes, which have differing clinical and risk factor profiles...
April 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617058/multicenter-randomized-controlled-observer-blinded-study-of-a-nitric-oxide-generating-treatment-in-foot-ulcers-of-patients-with-diabetes-pronox1-study
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Michael E Edmonds, Harvey J Bodansky, Andrew Jm Boulton, Paul J Chadwick, Cuong N Dang, Ryan D'Costa, Atholl Johnston, Brian Kennon, Graham Leese, Satyan M Rajbhandari, Thomas E Serena, Matthew J Young, Joanne E Stewart, Arthur T Tucker, Marissa J Carter
The aim of this multi-center, prospective, observer-blinded, parallel group, randomized controlled trial was to assess the safety and efficacy of EDX110, a nitric oxide generating medical device, in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers in a patient group reflecting "real world" clinical practice compared against optimal standard care. Participants were recruited from ten hospital sites in multidisciplinary foot ulcer clinics. The ulcers were full thickness, with an area of 25-2500mm2 and either a palpable pedal pulse or ankle brachial pressure index >0...
April 4, 2018: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604389/effects-of-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibitors-on-cardiovascular-disease-death-and-safety-outcomes-in-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Karin Rådholm, Jason Hy Wu, Muh Geot Wong, Celine Foote, Gregory Fulcher, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Vlado Perkovic, Bruce Neal
AIM: Sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors appear to protect against increased risks of cardiovascular and kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes but also cause some harms. Whether effects are comparable across drug class or specific to individual compounds is unclear. This meta-analysis assessed the class and individual compound effects of SGLT2 inhibition versus control on cardiovascular events, death, kidney disease and safety outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes...
March 28, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601617/collagen-powder-in-wound-healing
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Penelope J Kallis, Adam J Friedman
Chronic wounds, such as pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, and venous leg ulcers, are associated with high costs, poor quality of life, and significant morbidity and mortality. A chronic wound develops when progression through the normal phases of wound healing goes awry, creating a hostile environment with elevated levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, increased matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), destruction of extracellular matrix (ECM) components, and diminished activity of growth factors and other soluble mediators...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587801/effects-of-dangguixu-san-on-acute-lateral-ankle-sprain-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jae-Hong Kim, Eun-Yong Lee, Myung-Rae Cho, Cham-Kyul Lee, Ji-Hyun Cho
BACKGROUND: Ankle sprain is a common musculoskeletal injury. In Korean medicine, blood stasis is thought to be the main cause of pain and swelling in patients with ankle sprain. Dangguixu-san (DS), a herbal extract, is widely used in Korean medicine for the treatment of traumatic ecchymosis and pain by promoting blood circulation and relieving blood stasis. However, the effects of DS on ankle sprain have not been evaluated in a randomized clinical trial. Here, we describe the protocol for a randomized controlled trial that will evaluate the efficacy and safety of DS for the treatment of ankle sprain...
March 27, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576426/a-pilot-study-of-apatinib-as-third-line-treatment-in-patients-with-heavily-treated-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Lijun Liang, Lei Wang, Panrong Zhu, Youyou Xia, Yun Qiao, Jiang Wu, Wei Zhuang, Jiayan Fei, Yixuan Wen, Xiaodong Jiang
BACKGROUND: Antiangiogenic therapy has shown improved clinical outcome in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). After the failure of standard treatments, regorafenib and TAS-102 would be recommended for patients with mCRC, however, they have not been approved in China during this study period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This pilot study aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of apatinib, a novel oral inhibitor targeting vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2, as third-line treatment for patients with mCRC refractory to standard therapies...
March 2, 2018: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564750/the-proteolytic-fraction-from-latex-of-vasconcellea-cundinamarcensis-p1g10-enhances-wound-healing-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-double-blind-randomized-pilot-study
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Luís A B Tonaco, Flavia L Gomes, Gustavo Velasquez-Melendez, Miriam T P Lopes, Carlos E Salas
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to investigate the role of the proteolytic fraction from Vasconcellea cundinamarcensis, designated as P1G10, on the healing of chronic foot ulcers in neuropathic patients with diabetes 2. METHODS: Fifty patients were enrolled in a prospective, randomized, double-blind trial, to verify the efficacy and safety of a topical dressing formulated with 0.1% P1G10, intended for wound healing, versus a hydrogel (control) protocol. Upon completion of the intervention, the outcome evaluated the number of patients attaining full epithelization (100%), or at least 80% healing...
March 21, 2018: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562556/how-does-strength-training-and-balance-training-affect-gait-and-fatigue-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-study-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jacob Callesen, Davide Cattaneo, John Brincks, Ulrik Dalgas
INTRODUCTION: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is characterized by a demyelination that results in reduced conductivity in the somatosensory nervous system, decreased muscle strength, vestibular alteration, and severe fatigue. Progressive resistance training (PRT) has proven to be a promising intervention showing a positive effect on muscle strength. Another promising intervention frequently used in neuro-rehabilitation is task specific training where also Balance and Motor Control Training (BMCT) are incorporated...
2018: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561463/local-warming-therapy-for-treating-chronic-wounds-a-systematic-review
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Jin-Huan Yue, Shi-Jun Zhang, Qi Sun, Zhong-Ren Sun, Xin-Xin Wang, Brenda Golianu, Ying Lu, Qinhong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Several studies suggest that local warming therapy (LWT) may help to treat chronic wounds, such as pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, arterial ulcers, and diabetic foot ulcers. However, evidence supporting the efficacy of this treatment is still incomplete. This study aimed to assess the effects of LWT in treating chronic wounds. METHODS: For this review, we searched the Cochrane Wounds Specialized Register (March 6, 2017); the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library, 2017 issue 3); Ovid MEDLINE (1946 to March 6, 2017); Ovid Embase (1974 to March 6, 2017); EBSCO CINAHL (1982 to March 6, 2017); Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (1980 to March 20, 2017); China National Knowledge Infrastructure (1980 to March 20, 2017); VIP Information (1980 to March 20, 2017) (Chinese Database); and Wanfang Data (1980 to March 20, 2017)...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559225/a-pilot-single-center-prospective-randomized-trial-to-assess-the-short-term-effect-of-a-flashing-warning-light-on-reducing-fluoroscopy-time-and-radiation-exposure-during-ercp
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Hong-Ze Zeng, Qin Liu, Hong-Lin Chen, Wei Liu, Qi-Shan Zeng, Chun-Cheng Wu, Bing Hu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: ERCP has the risk of exposure to ionizing radiation. Performers may unconsciously increase fluoroscopy time (FT) due to lack of radiation protection awareness. This study investigates whether a flashing warning light adopted as a behavioral intervention for performers reduces FT and radiation exposure during ERCP. METHODS: We conducted a prospective randomized trial of 200 therapeutic ERCPs. A flashing warning light was placed on top of the endoscopy monitor...
March 17, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553223/the-effect-of-different-foot-orthoses-on-pain-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-painful-flexible-flat-foot-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yasin Yurt, Gül Şener, Yavuz Yakut
BACKGROUND: Foot orthoses are widely used in conservative treatment of painful flexible flatfoot however research is limited to choose the best option in orthotic treatment. AIM: We aimed to compare the effects of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) and conventional insole types in comparison with sham insole, on pain and health related quality of life in patients with painful flexible flatfoot. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial...
March 16, 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545067/effect-of-natalizumab-on-disease-progression-in-secondary-progressive-multiple-sclerosis-ascend-a-phase-3-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-with-an-open-label-extension
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Raju Kapoor, Pei-Ran Ho, Nolan Campbell, Ih Chang, Aaron Deykin, Fiona Forrestal, Nisha Lucas, Bei Yu, Douglas L Arnold, Mark S Freedman, Myla D Goldman, Hans-Peter Hartung, Eva Kubala Havrdová, Douglas Jeffery, Aaron Miller, Finn Sellebjerg, Diego Cadavid, Dan Mikol, Deborah Steiner
BACKGROUND: Although several disease-modifying treatments are available for relapsing multiple sclerosis, treatment effects have been more modest in progressive multiple sclerosis and have been observed particularly in actively relapsing subgroups or those with lesion activity on imaging. We sought to assess whether natalizumab slows disease progression in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, independent of relapses. METHODS: ASCEND was a phase 3, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial (part 1) with an optional 2 year open-label extension (part 2)...
March 12, 2018: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538382/a-systematic-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials-assessing-effectiveness-of-prosthetic-and-orthotic-interventions
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Aoife Healy, Sybil Farmer, Anand Pandyan, Nachiappan Chockalingam
BACKGROUND: Assistive products are items which allow older people and people with disabilities to be able to live a healthy, productive and dignified life. It has been estimated that approximately 1.5% of the world's population need a prosthesis or orthosis. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to systematically identify and review the evidence from randomized controlled trials assessing effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of prosthetic and orthotic interventions...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534070/the-effects-of-self-efficacy-enhancing-program-on-foot-self-care-behaviour-of-older-adults-with-diabetes-a-randomised-controlled-trial-in-elderly-care-facility-peninsular-malaysia
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Siti Khuzaimah Ahmad Sharoni, Hejar Abdul Rahman, Halimatus Sakdiah Minhat, Sazlina Shariff-Ghazali, Mohd Hanafi Azman Ong
BACKGROUND: Self-care behaviour is essential in preventing diabetes foot problems. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of health education programs based on the self-efficacy theory on foot self-care behaviour for older adults with diabetes. METHODS: A randomised controlled trial was conducted for 12 weeks among older adults with diabetes in elderly care facility in Peninsular Malaysia. Six elderly care facility were randomly allocated by an independent person into two groups (intervention and control)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529607/ankle-nerve-block-adjuvant-to-general-anesthesia-reduces-post-surgical-pain-and-improves-functional-outcomes-in-hallux-valgus-surgery
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Mustafa Kir, Gulay Kir
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative pain is a frequently problem after orthopedic procedures like hallux valgus surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether ankle block improves early and mid-term functional outcomes and postoperative pain management after hallux valgus surgery in patients receiving general anesthesia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This randomized controlled trial investigated 60 patients who underwent hallux valgus surgery under general anesthesia. Patients were prospectively randomized into two groups; general anesthesia only (Group A) and ankle block added to general anesthesia (Group B)...
March 12, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528793/randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-multicenter-phase-ii-study-of-fruquintinib-after-two-prior-chemotherapy-regimens-in-chinese-patients-with-advanced-nonsquamous-non%C3%A2-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Shun Lu, Jianhua Chang, Xiaoqing Liu, Jianhua Shi, You Lu, Wei Li, Jin-Ji Yang, Jianying Zhou, Jie Wang, Tongtong An, Lei Yang, Zhe Liu, Xiangdong Zhou, Mo Chen, Ye Hua, Weiguo Su
Purpose Patients with advanced non‒small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who fail two lines of chemotherapy have unmet medical needs. The kinase inhibitor fruquintinib selectively targets vascular endothelial growth factor receptors and, hence, tumor angiogenesis and lymphogenesis. This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter phase II trial evaluated the efficacy and safety of fruquintinib in patients with advanced nonsquamous NSCLC who experienced disease progression after second-line chemotherapy...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525396/use-of-commercial-video-games-to-improve-postural-balance-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-clinical-trials
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M Parra-Moreno, J J Rodríguez-Juan, J D Ruiz-Cárdenas
INTRODUCTION: Commercial video games are considered an effective tool to improve postural balance in different populations. However, the effectiveness of these video games for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To analyse existing evidence on the effects of commercial video games on postural balance in patients with MS. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We conducted a systematic literature search on 11 databases (Academic-Search Complete, AMED, CENTRAL, CINAHL, WoS, IBECS, LILACS, Pubmed/Medline, Scielo, SPORTDiscus, and Science Direct) using the following terms: "multiple sclerosis", videogames, "video games", exergam*, "postural balance", posturography, "postural control", balance...
March 7, 2018: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506970/treatment-with-creatine-monohydrate-in-spinal-and-bulbar-muscular-atrophy-protocol-for-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Yasuhiro Hijikata, Masahisa Katsuno, Keisuke Suzuki, Atsushi Hashizume, Amane Araki, Shinichiro Yamada, Tomonori Inagaki, Daisuke Ito, Akihiro Hirakawa, Fumie Kinoshita, Masahiko Gosho, Gen Sobue
BACKGROUND: Although spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA) has been classified as a motor neuron disease, several reports have indicated the primary involvement of skeletal muscle in the pathogenesis of this devastating disease. Recent studies reported decreased intramuscular creatine levels in skeletal muscles in both patients with SBMA and transgenic mouse models of SBMA, which appears to contribute to muscle weakness. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to examine the efficacy and safety of oral creatine supplementation to improve motor function in patients with SBMA...
March 5, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
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