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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635153/topical-silymarin-administration-for-prevention-of-capecitabine-induced-hand-foot-syndrome-a-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Sepideh Elyasi, Farzaneh Sadat Rezazadeh Shojaee, Abolghasem Allahyari, Gholamreza Karimi
Hand-foot syndrome (HFS) is a frequent dose-limiting adverse reaction of capecitabine in patient with gastrointestinal cancers. Silymarin is a polyphenolic flavonoid extracted from the Silybum marianum that exhibits strong antioxidant and antiinflammatory activities. In this study, we evaluated silymarin efficacy in prevention of capecitabine-induced HFS in patients with gastrointestinal cancers, as the first human study. During this pilot, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial, the effect of silymarin gel 1%, which is applied on the palms and soles twice daily starting at the first day of chemotherapy for 9 weeks, on HFS occurrence was assessed...
June 21, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634002/acupressure-therapy-for-acute-ankle-sprains-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mingxing Zhao, Wei Gao, Long Zhang, Wei Huang, Sihua Zheng, Guanliang Wang, Brian Y Hong, Baoyong Tang
BACKGROUND: Ankle sprains occur frequently among young and active people, accounting for almost two million injuries per year. Previous reports suggest that acupressure therapy for acute ankle sprains may shorten the recovery time. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether acupressure therapy can improve ankle sprain recovery when compared to standard RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) treatment. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial was conducted...
June 17, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633773/magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-clinical-outcomes-of-laser-therapy-ultrasound-therapy-and-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-for-treatment-of-plantar-fasciitis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Aslihan Ulusoy, Lale Cerrahoglu, Sebnem Orguc
We determined and compared the effectiveness of low-level laser therapy (LLLT), therapeutic ultrasound (US) therapy, and extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We performed a randomized, prospective, comparative clinical study. A total of 60 patients with a diagnosis of chronic plantar fasciitis were divided randomly into 3 treatment groups: group 1 underwent 15 sessions of LLLT (8 J/cm(2); 830 nm); group 2 underwent 15 sessions of continuous US (1 mHz; 2 W/cm(2)); and group 3 underwent 3 sessions of ESWT (2000 shocks)...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628523/effectiveness-of-surgery-for-adults-with-hallux-valgus-deformity-a-systematic-review
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Jitka Klugarova, Victoria Hood, Fiona Bath-Hextall, Miloslav Klugar, Jana Mareckova, Zuzana Kelnarova
BACKGROUND: Hallux valgus (HV) is a common foot deformity. In severe stages of this condition, surgery is often necessary. Currently, there is no systematic review comparing the effectiveness of surgery over conservative treatment. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to establish the effectiveness of surgery compared to conservatory management for adults with HV. INCLUSION CRITERIA TYPES OF PARTICIPANTS: The current review included adults (18 years or over) with HV deformity, excluding adults with neurological problems causing foot deformities, for example, cerebral palsy, neuropathy, stroke and multiple sclerosis...
June 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622094/self-care-behavior-change-and-depression-among-low-income-predominantly-hispanic-patients-in-safety-net-clinics
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Hyunsung Oh, Kathleen Ell, Lawrence A Palinkas
This study examined whether changes in self-care behaviors during a 12-month period predicted the likelihood of screening positive for depression concurrently and prospectively among low-income Hispanic patients with diabetes. Secondary analyses were conducted with longitudinal data collected from a randomized controlled trial that had tested effectiveness of collaborative depression care. We examined whether changes in self-care behaviors observed during the 12 months after baseline predicted the likelihood of screening positive for depression at 12-, 18-, and 24-month follow-up...
June 16, 2017: Social Work in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617064/corticosteroid-injection-for-the-treatment-of-morton-s-neuroma-a-prospective-double-blinded-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Xavier Lizano-Díez, Alberto Ginés-Cespedosa, Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Daniel Pérez-Prieto, Gemma González-Lucena, Carlo Gamba, Santiago de Zabala, Alberto Solano-López, Pau Rigol-Ramón
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of corticosteroid injection for the treatment of Morton's neuroma is unclear. In addition, most of the studies related to it are case-control or retrospective case series. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness between corticosteroid injection associated with local anesthetic and local anesthetic alone (placebo control group) for the treatment of Morton's neuroma. METHODS: Forty-one patients with a diagnosis of Morton's neuroma were randomized to receive 3 injections of either a corticosteroid plus a local anesthetic or a local anesthetic alone...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613416/topical-antimicrobial-agents-for-treating-foot-ulcers-in-people-with-diabetes
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Jo C Dumville, Benjamin A Lipsky, Christopher Hoey, Mario Cruciani, Marta Fiscon, Jun Xia
BACKGROUND: People with diabetes are at high risk for developing foot ulcers, which often become infected. These wounds, especially when infected, cause substantial morbidity. Wound treatments should aim to alleviate symptoms, promote healing, and avoid adverse outcomes, especially lower extremity amputation. Topical antimicrobial therapy has been used on diabetic foot ulcers, either as a treatment for clinically infected wounds, or to prevent infection in clinically uninfected wounds...
June 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608993/oral-fluoropyrimidine-versus-intravenous-5-fluorouracil-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-gastric-and-colorectal-cancer-meta-analysis
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Linlin Zhang, Xiaoli Xing, Fanlu Meng, Yan Wang, Diansheng Zhong
BACKGROUND: 5-Fluorouracil(5-Fu) is one of the most commonly prescribed antineoplastic agents against gastric and colorectal cancers. Continuous infusion would be the optimal way of its administration, however, may usually cause thrombosis, infection and prolonged hospital stay. Oral fluoropyrimidines would be an attractive alternative, but their efficiency and toxicities for the treatment of gastric and colorectal cancer are still obscure as compared with infusion 5-Fu. METHODS: Literature retrieval, trials selection and assessment, data collection and statistic analysis were performed according to the Cochrane Handbook...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605235/effects-of-hip-strengthening-on-neuromuscular-control-hip-strength-and-self-reported-functional-deficits-in-individuals-with-chronic-ankle-instability
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Brent I Smith, Carrie L Docherty, Denice Curtis
CONTEXT: Deficits in ankle and hip strength and lower extremity postural control are associated with chronic ankle instability (CAI). Following strength training, muscle groups demonstrate increased strength. This change is partially credited to improved neuromuscular control and many studies have investigated ankle protocols for subjects with CAI. The effects of isolating hip musculature in strength training protocols in this population is not well understood. OBJECTIVE: Examine the effects of hip strengthening on clinical and self-reported outcomes in patients with CAI...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603808/relationship-between-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-and-quality-of-life-in-participants-with-chronic-diabetic-foot-ulcers-data-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Guowei Li, Robert B Hopkins, Mitchell A H Levine, Xuejing Jin, James M Bowen, Lehana Thabane, Ron Goeree, Ludwik Fedorko, Daria J O'Reilly
AIMS: To investigate the effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in participants with diabetes and chronic foot ulcers. METHODS: Using data from a randomized controlled trial, we included 103 participants (49 in hyperbaric oxygen therapy group and 54 in sham group) for analyses. The primary outcome was HRQoL as measured by the EQ-5D-3L instrument, while secondary outcomes included quality of life evaluated by the Short Form 36 (SF-36) and Diabetic Foot Ulcers Scale-Short Form (DFS-SF)...
June 12, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603360/dry-cupping-for-plantar-fasciitis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Weiqing Ge, Chelsea Leson, Corey Vukovic
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of dry cupping on pain and function of patients with plantar fasciitis. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty-nine subjects (age 15 to 59 years old, 20 females and 9 males), randomly assigned into the two groups (dry cupping therapy and electrical stimulation therapy groups), participated in this study. The research design was a randomized controlled trial (RCT). Treatments were provided to the subjects twice a week for 4 weeks. Outcome measurements included the Visual Analogue Pain Scale (VAS) (at rest, first in the morning, and with activities), the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM), the Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS), as well as the pressure pain threshold...
May 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600210/accelerated-versus-standard-epirubicin-followed-by-cyclophosphamide-methotrexate-and-fluorouracil-or-capecitabine-as-adjuvant-therapy-for-breast-cancer-in-the-randomised-uk-tact2-trial-cruk-05-19-a-multicentre-phase-3-open-label-randomised-controlled-trial
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David Cameron, James P Morden, Peter Canney, Galina Velikova, Robert Coleman, John Bartlett, Rajiv Agrawal, Jane Banerji, Gianfilippo Bertelli, David Bloomfield, A Murray Brunt, Helena Earl, Paul Ellis, Claire Gaunt, Alexa Gillman, Nicholas Hearfield, Robert Laing, Nicholas Murray, Niki Couper, Robert C Stein, Mark Verrill, Andrew Wardley, Peter Barrett-Lee, Judith M Bliss
BACKGROUND: Adjuvant chemotherapy for early breast cancer has improved outcomes but causes toxicity. The UK TACT2 trial used a 2×2 factorial design to test two hypotheses: whether use of accelerated epirubicin would improve time to tumour recurrence (TTR); and whether use of oral capecitabine instead of cyclophosphamide would be non-inferior in terms of patients' outcomes and would improve toxicity, quality of life, or both. METHODS: In this multicentre, phase 3, randomised, controlled trial, we enrolled patients aged 18 years or older from 129 UK centres who had histologically confirmed node-positive or high-risk node-negative operable breast cancer, had undergone complete excision, and were due to receive adjuvant chemotherapy...
June 6, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580808/regorafenib-for-the-treatment-of-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Lorenza Rimassa, Tiziana Pressiani, Nicola Personeni, Armando Santoro
Sorafenib is the standard of care for patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and well preserved liver function. However, until recent approval of regorafenib by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), no effective therapeutic options were available for patients resistant to sorafenib. Areas covered: The present article reviews the preclinical and clinical data of regorafenib, putting them into the context of current and future landscape of treatment options for patients with HCC. Recently, the randomized, placebo-controlled, Phase III RESORCE trial, demonstrated a statistically and clinically significant increase in overall survival from 7...
June 9, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573374/effects-of-trpv1-and-trpa1-activators-on-the-cramp-threshold-frequency-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Michael Behringer, Stephanie Nowak, Jannik Leyendecker, Joachim Mester
PURPOSE: Previous data indicate that a strong sensory input from orally administered TRPV1 and TRPA1 activators alleviates muscle cramps in foot muscles by reducing the α-motor neuron hyperexcitability. We investigated if TRP activators increase the cramp threshold frequency of the medial gastrocnemius. METHODS: We randomly assigned 22 healthy male participants to an intervention (IG) and a control group (CG). While participants of the IG ingested a mixture of TRPV1 and TRPA1 activators, the CG received a placebo...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572866/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-health-technology-assessment
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BACKGROUND: About 15% to 25% of people with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer. These wounds are often resistant to healing; therefore, people with diabetes experience lower limb amputation at about 20 times the rate of people without diabetes. If an ulcer does not heal with standard wound care, other therapeutic interventions are offered, one of which is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). However, the effectiveness of this therapy is not clearly known. The objectives of this health technology assessment were to assess the safety, clinical effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of standard wound care plus HBOT versus standard wound care alone for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers...
2017: Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566781/a-comparative-study-of-intramedullary-interlocking-nailing-and-minimally-invasive-plate-osteosynthesis-in-extra-articular-distal-tibial-fractures
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Arup K Daolagupu, Ashwani Mudgal, Vikash Agarwala, Kaushik K Dutta
BACKGROUND: Extraarticular distal tibial fractures are among the most challenging fractures encountered by an orthopedician for treatment because of its subcutaneous location, poor blood supply and decreased muscular cover anteriorly, complications such as delayed union, nonunion, wound infection, and wound dehiscence are often seen as a great challenge to the surgeon. Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) and intramedullary interlocking nail (IMLN) are two well-accepted and effective methods, but each has been historically related to complications...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564564/adjuvant-capecitabine-for-breast-cancer-after-preoperative-chemotherapy
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Norikazu Masuda, Soo-Jung Lee, Shoichiro Ohtani, Young-Hyuck Im, Eun-Sook Lee, Isao Yokota, Katsumasa Kuroi, Seock-Ah Im, Byeong-Woo Park, Sung-Bae Kim, Yasuhiro Yanagita, Shinji Ohno, Shintaro Takao, Kenjiro Aogi, Hiroji Iwata, Joon Jeong, Aeree Kim, Kyong-Hwa Park, Hironobu Sasano, Yasuo Ohashi, Masakazu Toi
BACKGROUND: Patients who have residual invasive carcinoma after the receipt of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative breast cancer have poor prognoses. The benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy in these patients remains unclear. METHODS: We randomly assigned 910 patients with HER2-negative residual invasive breast cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (containing anthracycline, taxane, or both) to receive standard postsurgical treatment either with capecitabine or without (control)...
June 1, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
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