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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820439/efficacy-and-safety-of-letibotulinum-toxin-a-for-the-treatment-of-dynamic-equinus-foot-deformity-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hyun Jung Chang, Bo Young Hong, Sang-Jee Lee, Soyoung Lee, Joo Hyun Park, Jeong-Yi Kwon
The objective of this clinical trial was to compare the efficacy and safety of letibotulinum toxin A and onabotulinum toxin A for improving dynamic equinus foot deformity in children with cerebral palsy (CP). In total, 144 children with spastic CP who had dynamic equinus foot deformity were assigned randomly to the Botulax group (injection of letibotulinum toxin A) or the Botox group (injection of onabotulinum toxin A). The Physician's Rating Scale (PRS), ankle plantar flexor spasticity using the Modified Tardieu Scale, the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM)-88, and the GMFM-66 were completed before injection and at 6, 12, and 24 weeks after injection...
August 18, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814379/are-routine-radiographs-needed-the-day-after-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-surgery-for-distal-radius-and-ankle-fractures-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-open-label-randomized-controlled-trial
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Florian Oehme, Annika Rühle, Julia Mühlhäusser, Lana Fourie, Björn-Christian Link, Reto Babst, Frank Jp Beeres
BACKGROUND: Distal radius and ankle fractures are one of the most common operatively treated fractures. To date, there is no consensus concerning the need for a standard postoperative radiograph. This leads to undesirable practice variations. A standardized radiograph in the department of radiology would theoretically be more reproducible and operator independent than an intraoperatively obtained fluoroscopic image. However, if adequate intraoperative radiographs have been obtained, it is questionable if these postoperative radiographs are necessary and will lead to changes in the treatment strategy...
August 16, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805066/active-controlled-motion-in-early-rehabilitation-improves-outcome-after-ankle-fractures-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hendrik Jansen, Martin Jordan, Sönke Frey, Stefanie Hölscher-Doht, Rainer Meffert, Timo Heintel
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of active controlled motion (ACM) after unstable ankle fractures needing initial partial weight-bearing. DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Inpatient and outpatient clinic. SUBJECTS: A total of 50 patients with unstable ankle fractures and the need for partial weight-bearing for six weeks. INTERVENTIONS: Randomization in two groups: physiotherapy alone or physiotherapy with an additional ACM device...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759431/venous-ulcers-treated-with-a-hyaluronic-acid-extracellular-matrix-and-compression-therapy-interim-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Oscar M Alvarez, Lee Makowitz, Mayank Patel
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a severe and costly complication of diabetes and may result in foot amputation. CASE REPORT: A 69-year-old man with a 10-year history of type 2 diabetes, who was undergoing routine care for diabetes in the authors' clinic, developed a DFU of his right foot of 4 years' duration. The wound did not respond to conventional treatments, and imaging studies were normal. His 2 biopsies tested negative for malignancy. The DFU was fully removed surgically. Following surgical removal, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) was diagnosed in the histologic study of the wound...
July 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746912/transcatheter-hepatic-arterial-chemoembolization-and-sorafenib-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trials
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Jun Li, Wenhui Liu, Wenhua Zhu, Yinqiao Wu, Benyan Wu
We performed a meta-analysis of transcatheter hepatic arterial chemoembolization (TACE) combined with sorafenib for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which included 4 double-blind, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that investigated the effects of TACE combined with sorafenib (experimental groups) on time to disease progression (TTP), overall survival (OS), and various sorafenib-related adverse events, compared to those in the placebo (control) groups. A total of 877 HCC cases from 14 countries, including China and the USA, were included in our meta-analysis...
July 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743247/a-randomized-phase-ii-study-of-paclitaxel-alone-versus-paclitaxel-plus-sorafenib-in-second-and-third-line-treatment-of-patients-with-her2-negative-metastatic-breast-cancer-paso
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Thomas Decker, Friedrich Overkamp, Siegfried Rösel, Arnd Nusch, Thomas Göhler, Martin Indorf, Jörg Sahlmann, Tanja Trarbach
BACKGROUND: We conducted an open-label, randomized, two-arm multi-center study to assess the efficacy and safety of paclitaxel versus paclitaxel + sorafenib in patients with locally advanced or metastatic HER2-negative breast cancer. METHODS: Patients were randomly assigned to receive either paclitaxel monotherapy (80 mg/m(2)) weekly (3 weeks on, 1 week off) plus sorafenib 400 mg orally, twice a day taken continuously throughout 28 day cycles. Sorafenib dose was gradually escalated from a starting dose of 200 mg twice a day...
July 25, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741744/thermal-suit-in-preventing-unintentional-intraoperative-hypothermia-during-general-anaesthesia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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S-L Lauronen, M-L Kalliomäki, A J Aho, J Kalliovalkama, J M Riikonen, M-T Mäkinen, H M Leppikangas, A M Yli-Hankala
BACKGROUND: Unintentional perioperative hypothermia causes serious adverse effects to surgical patients. Thermal suit (T-Balance(®) ) is an option for passive warming perioperatively. We hypothesized that the thermal suit will not maintain normothermia more efficiently than conventional cotton clothes when also other preventive procedures against unintentional hypothermia are used. METHODS: One hundred patients were recruited to this prospective, randomized trial...
July 25, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716357/clinical-and-metabolic-response-to-flaxseed-oil-omega-3-fatty-acids-supplementation-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcer-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Zahra Soleimani, Fatemeh Hashemdokht, Fereshteh Bahmani, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Mohammad Reza Memarzadeh, Zatollah Asemi
BACKGROUND: Data on the effects of flaxseed oil omega-3 fatty acids supplementation on wound healing and metabolic status in subjects with diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) are scarce. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of flaxseed oil omega-3 fatty acids supplementation on wound healing and metabolic status in subjects with DFU. METHODS: The current randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted among 60 subjects (aged 40-85years old) with grade 3 DFU...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715540/predictors-of-hand-foot-syndrome-and-pyridoxine-for-prevention-of-capecitabine-induced-hand-foot-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Yoon-Sim Yap, Li-Lian Kwok, Nicholas Syn, Wen Yee Chay, John Whay Kuang Chia, Chee Kian Tham, Nan Soon Wong, Soo Kien Lo, Rebecca Alexandra Dent, Sili Tan, Zuan Yu Mok, King Xin Koh, Han Chong Toh, Wen Hsin Koo, Marie Loh, Raymond Chee Hui Ng, Su Pin Choo, Richie Chuan Teck Soong
Importance: Hand-foot syndrome (HFS) is a common adverse effect of capecitabine treatment. Objective: To compare the incidence and time to onset of grade 2 or greater HFS in patients receiving pyridoxine vs placebo and to identify biomarkers predictive of HFS. Design, Setting, and Participants: This single-center, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 trial conducted at National Cancer Centre Singapore assessed whether oral pyridoxine could prevent the onset of grade 2 or higher HFS in 210 patients scheduled to receive single-agent capecitabine chemotherapy for breast, colorectal, and other cancers...
July 13, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713039/efficacy-of-ankle-foot-orthoses-types-on-walking-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Atefeh Aboutorabi, Mokhtar Arazpour, Monireh Ahmadi Bani, Hassan Saeedi, John S Head
BACKGROUND: Ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) are orthotic devices that can be used to normalize the walking pattern of children with cerebral palsy (CP). One of the aims of orthotic management is to produce a more normal gait pattern by positioning joints in the proper position to reduce pathological reflex or spasticity. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review of the literature and establish the effect of treatment with various types of AFOs on gait patterns of children with CP...
July 13, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708705/ultrasound-guidance-does-not-improve-the-results-of-shock-wave-for-plantar-fasciitis-or-calcific-achilles-tendinopathy-a-randomized-control-trial
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Masiiwa M Njawaya, Bassam Moses, David Martens, Jessica J Orchard, Tim Driscoll, John Negrine, John W Orchard
OBJECTIVE: To establish whether the use of ultrasound to direct shock waves to the area of greater calcification in calcaneal enthesopathies was more effective than the common procedure of directing shock waves to the point where the patient has the most tenderness. DESIGN: Two-armed nonblinded randomized control trial with allocation concealment. SETTING: The Sports Clinic at Sydney University. PATIENTS: Participants 18 years or older with symptomatic plantar fasciitis (PF) (with heel spur) or calcific Achilles tendinopathy (CAT)...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705210/transcutaneous-electrical-stimulation-of-somatic-afferent-nerves-in-the-foot-relieved-symptoms-related-to-postoperative-bladder-spasms
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Chanjuan Zhang, Zhiying Xiao, Xiulin Zhang, Liqiang Guo, Wendong Sun, Changfeng Tai, Zhaoqun Jiang, Yuqiang Liu
BACKGROUND: Bladder spasm is a common side effect of urological surgery. Main treatment modalities include opioids or anticholinergic medication; however, bladder spasms still occur even after these interventions. Recent studies indicate that transcutaneous stimulation of the foot can result in 50% increase in bladder capacity in healthy adults, and inhibit bladder detrusor overactivity in spinal cord injured patients. In this study, we examined the effects of transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the foot on bladder spasms related symptoms...
July 13, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680916/lipoic-acid-in-secondary-progressive-ms-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial
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Rebecca Spain, Katherine Powers, Charles Murchison, Elizabeth Heriza, Kimberly Winges, Vijayshree Yadav, Michelle Cameron, Ed Kim, Fay Horak, Jack Simon, Dennis Bourdette
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether lipoic acid (LA), an endogenously produced antioxidant, slowed the whole-brain atrophy rate and was safe in secondary progressive MS (SPMS). METHODS: Patients with SPMS aged 40-70 years enrolled in a single center, 2-year, double-blind, randomized trial of daily oral 1,200 mg LA vs placebo. Primary outcome was change in annualized percent change brain volume (PCBV). Secondary outcomes were changes in rates of atrophy of segmented brain, spinal cord, and retinal substructures, disability, quality of life, and safety...
September 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680915/comparative-utility-of-disability-progression-measures-in-ppms-analysis-of-the-promise-data-set
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Marcus W Koch, Gary R Cutter, Gavin Giovannoni, Bernard M J Uitdehaag, Jerry S Wolinsky, Mat D Davis, Joshua R Steinerman, Volker Knappertz
OBJECTIVE: To assess the comparative utility of disability progression measures in primary progressive MS (PPMS) using the PROMiSe trial data set. METHODS: Data for patients randomized to placebo (n = 316) in the PROMiSe trial were included in this analysis. Disability was assessed using change in single (Expanded Disability Status Scale [EDSS], timed 25-foot walk [T25FW], and 9-hole peg test [9HPT]) and composite disability measures (EDSS/T25FW, EDSS/9HPT, and EDSS/T25FW/9HPT)...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676078/a-systematic-review-of-suture-button-versus-syndesmotic-screw-in-the-treatment-of-distal-tibiofibular-syndesmosis-injury
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Pei Zhang, Yuan Liang, Jinshan He, Yongchao Fang, Pengtao Chen, Jingcheng Wang
BACKGROUND: Now, using a suture-button device to treat distal tibiofibular syndesmotic injuries is overwhelming due to its advantages over screw fixation. Current systematic review was conducted to make a comparison between suture-button fixation and traditionally screw fixation in the treatment of syndesmotic injuries. The outcomes included functional outcomes, implant removal, implant failure, malreduction, post-operative complications (except implant failure and malreduction), and cost-effectiveness aspects...
July 4, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664385/pazopanib-a-review-in-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma
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REVIEW
James E Frampton
Pazopanib (Votrient®), an orally administered multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor that predominantly inhibits vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-1, -2 and -3, platelet-derived growth factor receptor-α and -β, and the stem cell factor receptor c-Kit, is approved in the EU, the USA and other countries for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). In randomized controlled trials in patients with advanced, predominantly clear-cell RCC, pazopanib significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) compared with placebo in both treatment-naïve and cytokine-pretreated patients and, as a first-line therapy, was noninferior to intermittent sunitinib with respect to PFS...
August 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663624/the-effect-of-preemptive-ankle-block-using-ropivacaine-and-dexamethasone-on-postoperative-analgesia-in-foot-surgery
#17
Ashraf Elsayed Alzeftawy, Nabil Aly Elsheikh
BACKGROUND: Peripheral nerve blocks have become an increasingly popular form of anesthesia. Preemptive analgesia reduces central sensitization, postoperative pain, and analgesic consumption. Different additive has been used to prolong regional blockade and improve postoperative analgesia. AIM: This study was conducted to evaluate whether preemptive ankle block using combination of ropivacaine and dexamethasone would succeed in improving the postoperative analgesia after foot surgery in patients receiving general anesthesia...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648803/sorafenib-in-combination-with-transarterial-chemoembolisation-in-patients-with-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-tace-2-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-double-blind-phase-3-trial
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Tim Meyer, Richard Fox, Yuk Ting Ma, Paul J Ross, Martin W James, Richard Sturgess, Clive Stubbs, Deborah D Stocken, Lucy Wall, Anthony Watkinson, Nigel Hacking, T R Jeffry Evans, Peter Collins, Richard A Hubner, David Cunningham, John Neil Primrose, Philip J Johnson, Daniel H Palmer
BACKGROUND: Transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE) is the standard of care for patients with intermediate stage hepatocellular carcinoma, while the multikinase inhibitor sorafenib improves survival in patients with advanced disease. We aimed to determine whether TACE with sorafenib improves progression-free survival versus TACE with placebo. METHODS: We did a multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial (TACE 2) in 20 hospitals in the UK for patients with unresectable, liver-confined hepatocellular carcinoma...
June 22, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646892/effect-of-acupuncture-on-cerebrovascular-reserve-in-patients-with-acute-cerebral-infarction-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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Shaosong Wang, Tingting Ma, Linpeng Wang, Lu Liu, Huilin Liu, Bin Li, Yuanbo Fu
BACKGROUND: The incidence of cerebral infarction has been growing year by year in China and around the world. According to clinical observation, acupuncture utilizing the "waking up the spirit" needling method is widely used in patients with cerebral infarction, though the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Additionally, a number of studies have begun to focus on the relationship between cerebrovascular reserve (CVR) and cerebral infarction. The present study aims to investigate whether CVR is one of potential mechanisms underpinning this effect of acupuncture on patients with cerebral infarction...
June 24, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644115/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-lightweight-fibreglass-heel-casts-in-the-management-of-ulcers-of-the-heel-in-diabetes-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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William Jeffcoate, Frances Game, Vivienne Turtle-Savage, Alison Musgrove, Patricia Price, Wei Tan, Lucy Bradshaw, Alan Montgomery, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Angela Farr, Thomas Winfield, Ceri Phillips
BACKGROUND: Ulcers of the foot in people with diabetes mellitus are slow to heal and result in considerable cost and patient suffering. The prognosis is worst for ulcers of the heel. OBJECTIVE: To assess both the clinical effectiveness and the cost-effectiveness of lightweight fibreglass casts in the management of heel ulcers. DESIGN: A pragmatic, multicentre, parallel, observer-blinded randomised controlled trial. A central randomisation centre used a computer-generated random number sequence to allocate participants to groups...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
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