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Ander Urruticoechea, Mohammed Rizwanullah, Seock-Ah Im, Antonio Carlos Sánchez Ruiz, István Láng, Gianluca Tomasello, Hannah Douthwaite, Tanja Badovinac Crnjevic, Sarah Heeson, Jennifer Eng-Wong, Montserrat Muñoz
Purpose To assess the efficacy and safety of trastuzumab plus capecitabine with or without pertuzumab in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive metastatic breast cancer who experienced disease progression during or after trastuzumab-based therapy and received a prior taxane. Patients and Methods Patients were randomly assigned to arm A: trastuzumab 8 mg/kg → 6 mg/kg once every 3 weeks plus capecitabine 1,250 mg/m(2) twice a day (2 weeks on, 1 week off, every 3 weeks); or arm B: pertuzumab 840 mg → 420 mg once every 3 weeks plus trastuzumab at the same dose and schedule as arm A plus capecitabine 1,000 mg/m(2) on the same schedule as arm A...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435501/impact-of-clinical-decision-support-on-radiography-for-acute-ankle-injuries-a-randomized-trial
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Shahein Tajmir, Ali S Raja, Ivan K Ip, James Andruchow, Patricia Silveira, Stacy Smith, Ramin Khorasani
INTRODUCTION: While only 15-20% of patients with foot and ankle injuries presenting to urgent care centers have clinically significant fractures, most undergo radiography. We examined the impact of electronic point-of-care clinical decision support (CDS) on adherence to the Ottawa Ankle Rules (OAR), as well as use and yield of foot and ankle radiographs in patients with acute ankle injury. METHODS: We obtained institutional review board approval for this randomized controlled study performed April 18, 2012-December 15, 2013...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426542/the-preliminary-effects-of-massage-and-inhalation-aromatherapy-on-chemotherapy-induced-acute-nausea-and-vomiting-a-quasi-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial
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Pinar Zorba, Leyla Ozdemir
BACKGROUND: Despite pharmacological treatment, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) are observed in patients. OBJECTIVE: This quasi-randomized controlled pilot study evaluated the feasibility and preliminary effects of massage and inhalation aromatherapies on chemotherapy-induced acute nausea/vomiting. METHODS: Seventy-five patients with breast cancer were randomly grouped into 1 of 3 groups: massage (n = 25), inhalation (n = 25), and control (n = 25)...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426123/cabozantinib-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-results-of-a-phase-2-placebo-controlled-randomized-discontinuation-study
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R K Kelley, C Verslype, A L Cohn, T-S Yang, W-C Su, H Burris, F Braiteh, N Vogelzang, A Spira, P Foster, Y Lee, E Van Cutsem
Background: Cabozantinib, an orally bioavailable inhibitor of tyrosine kinases including MET, AXL, and VEGF receptors, was assessed in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) as part of a phase 2 randomized discontinuation trial with nine tumor-type cohorts. Patients and methods: Eligible patients had Child-Pugh A liver function and ≤1 prior systemic anticancer regimen, completed ≥4 weeks before study entry. The cabozantinib starting dose was 100 mg daily...
March 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424936/preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-versus-perioperative-chemotherapy-for-patients-with-resectable-esophageal-or-gastroesophageal-junction-adenocarcinoma
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M C J Anderegg, P C van der Sluis, J P Ruurda, S S Gisbertz, M C C M Hulshof, M van Vulpen, N Haj Mohammed, H W M van Laarhoven, M J Wiezer, M Los, M I van Berge Henegouwen, R van Hillegersberg
BACKGROUND: This study compares neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) with perioperative chemotherapy (pCT) for patients with resectable esophageal or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma in terms of toxicity, postoperative complications, pathologic response, and survival. METHODS: This study retrospectively analyzed and compared 313 patients with resectable esophageal or GEJ adenocarcinoma treated with either nCRT (carboplatin/paclitaxel 41.4 Gy, n = 176) or pCT (epirubicin, cisplatin and capecitabine, n = 137)...
April 19, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415807/efficacy-and-safety-of-apatinib-in-stage-iv-sarcomas-experience-of-a-major-sarcoma-center-in-china
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Feng Li, Zhichao Liao, Jun Zhao, Gang Zhao, Xubin Li, Xiaoling Du, Yun Yang, Jilong Yang
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to review the efficacy and safety of Apatinib in stage IV sarcoma patients who failed previous chemotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clinical information on 16 patients with stage IV sarcomas who failed in prior chemotherapy and subsequently received Apatinib treatment was collected. Apatinib was given 500mg/daily and 4 weeks as a cycle. All patients had at least one measurable extracranial tumor according to Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors 1...
March 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408545/reducing-medical-admissions-into-hospital-through-optimising-medicines-remain-home-study-protocol-for-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomised-trial
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Holly Foot, Christopher Freeman, Karla Hemming, Ian Scott, Ian D Coombes, Ian D Williams, Luke Connelly, Jennifer A Whitty, Nancy Sturman, Sue Kirsa, Caroline Nicholson, Grant Russell, Carl Kirkpatrick, Neil Cottrell
INTRODUCTION: A model of general practitioner (GP) and pharmacist collaboration in primary care may be an effective strategy to reduce medication-related problems and provide better support to patients after discharge. The aim of this study is to investigate whether a model of structured pharmacist and GP care reduces hospital readmissions in high-risk patients. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This protocol details a stepped-wedge, cluster-randomised trial that will recruit participants over 9 months with a 12-month follow-up...
April 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407505/a-randomized-controlled-trial-on-providing-ankle-foot-orthoses-in-patients-with-sub-acute-stroke-short-term-kinematic-and-spatiotemporal-effects-and-effects-of-timing
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Corien D M Nikamp, Marte S H Hobbelink, Job van der Palen, Hermie J Hermens, Johan S Rietman, Jaap H Buurke
Initial walking function is often limited after stroke, and regaining walking ability is an important goal in rehabilitation. Various compensatory movement strategies to ensure sufficient foot-clearance are reported. Ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) are often prescribed to improve foot-clearance and may influence these strategies. However, research studying effects of actual AFO-provision early after stroke is limited. We conducted an explorative randomized controlled trial and aimed to study the short-term effects of AFO-provision on kinematic and spatiotemporal parameters in patients early after stroke...
March 30, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398845/potentially-curable-pancreatic-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-clinical-practice-guideline-update
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Alok A Khorana, Pamela B Mangu, Jordan Berlin, Anitra Engebretson, Theodore S Hong, Anirban Maitra, Supriya G Mohile, Matthew Mumber, Richard Schulick, Marc Shapiro, Susan Urba, Herbert J Zeh, Matthew H G Katz
Purpose To update the Potentially Curable Pancreatic Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline published on May 31, 2016. The October 2016 update focuses solely on new evidence that pertains to clinical question 4 of the guideline: What is the appropriate adjuvant regimen for patients with pancreatic cancer who have undergone an R0 or R1 resection of their primary tumor? Methods The recently published results of a randomized phase III study prompted an update of this guideline...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398006/a-cost-analysis-of-implementing-a-behavioral-weight-loss-intervention-in-community-mental-health-settings-results-from-the-achieve-trial
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Ellen M Janssen, Gerald J Jerome, Arlene T Dalcin, Joseph V Gennusa, Stacy Goldsholl, Kevin D Frick, Nae-Yuh Wang, Lawrence J Appel, Gail L Daumit
OBJECTIVE: In the ACHIEVE randomized controlled trial, an 18-month behavioral intervention accomplished weight loss in persons with serious mental illness who attended community psychiatric rehabilitation programs. This analysis estimates costs for delivering the intervention during the study. It also estimates expected costs to implement the intervention more widely in a range of community mental health programs. METHODS: Using empirical data, costs were calculated from the perspective of a community psychiatric rehabilitation program delivering the intervention...
April 11, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395131/the-effects-of-zinc-supplementation-on-wound-healing-and-metabolic-status-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcer-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Mansooreh Momen-Heravi, Elham Barahimi, Reza Razzaghi, Fereshteh Bahmani, Hamidreza Gilasi, Zatollah Asemi
This study was performed to determine the effects of zinc supplementation on wound healing and metabolic status in patients with diabetic foot ulcer. The current randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted among 60 patients (aged 40-85 years old) with grade 3 diabetic foot ulcer. Participants were randomly divided into two groups (30 participants in each group) to take either 220 mg zinc sulfate supplements containing 50 mg elemental zinc or placebo daily for 12 weeks. After the 12-week intervention, compared with the placebo, zinc supplementation was associated with significant reductions in ulcer length (-1...
April 10, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378156/a-randomized-open-label-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-the-antimicrobial-and-surgical-effect-of-co2-laser-treatment-in-diabetic-infected-foot-ulcers-dulcis-diabetic-ulcer-co2-laser-and-infections-study
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M Monami, A Scatena, S Zannoni, S Aleffi, C Mirabella, L Giannoni, E Mannucci
AIM: Debridement of fibrin and necrotic tissue from the ulcer surface is an important component of the treatment of diabetic ulcers. A possible alternative to standard lancets is represented by CO2 laser, which vaporizes necrotic tissues together with any pathogen. The present trial is aimed at verifying the effect of a CO2 laser on bacterial load in the debridement of infected diabetic foot ulcers. METHODS: In this open-label randomized controlled trial (NCT02677779), patients with diabetes and an infected foot ulcers were randomized to either CO2 laser or traditional debridement...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374907/a-randomised-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-the-effect-of-a-new-skin-care-regimen-on-skin-barrier-function-in-those-with-podoconiosis-in-ethiopia
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J Brooks, S J Ersser, F Cowdell, E Gardiner, A Mengistu, P J Matts
BACKGROUND: Podoconiosis affects an estimated 3 million people in Ethiopia with a further 19 million at risk. Volcanic soil and pathogens enter skin breaches in the feet causing inflammation, lymphoedema and hyperkeratosis. There is no robust evidence on optimal podoconiosis skin care regimens to improve SBF. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of a new, low-cost, evidence-based intervention to improve SBF in the lower limbs of those with podoconiosis. METHODS: A randomized control trial (RCT) was conducted over 3 months in two podoconiosis clinics (n=193)...
April 4, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371685/angiogenic-effects-of-low-intensity-cathodal-direct-current-on-ischemic-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mohammad Reza Asadi, Giti Torkaman, Mehdi Hedayati, Mohammad Reza Mohajeri-Tehrani, Mousa Ahmadi, Roghieh Fathi Gohardani
AIMS: This study investigated the effect of low-intensity cathodal direct current (CDC) of electrical stimulation (ES) on the release of hypoxic inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α), nitric oxide (NO), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and soluble VEGF receptor-2 (sVEGFR-2) in the wound fluid of ischemic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). METHODS: This study was a randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Thirty type 2 diabetes patients with ischemic foot ulcerations were randomly assigned to receive either low-intensity CDC at sensory threshold (ES group, n=15) or placebo treatment (control group, n=15) for 1h/day, 3days/week, for 4weeks (12 sessions)...
March 21, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367694/long-term-follow-up-of-arthrodesis-vs-total-joint-arthroplasty-for-hallux-rigidus
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Oliver D Stone, Robbie Ray, Colin E Thomson, J N Alastair Gibson
BACKGROUND: The optimal operative management of hallux rigidus is still a matter for debate among surgeons. Despite arthrodesis widely considered to be the gold standard treatment, many surgeons advocate arthroplasty as a suitable alternative. There are, however, few long-term or high-quality studies evaluating these modalities. We present the 15-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial. METHODS: This data is the follow-up to the original study published in 2005...
April 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367180/effects-of-supervised-structured-aerobic-exercise-training-program-on-high-and-low-density-lipoprotein-in-patients-with-type-ii-diabetes-mellitus
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Syed Shakil-Ur-Rehman, Hossein Karimi, Syed Amir Gillani
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Hyperlipidemia and dyslipidemia are very common conditions among patients with Type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and associated with increased risk of coronary heart diseases. Physical activity and exercises along with medical management and dietary plan are common strategies to use for the management of deranged lipid profile in patients with T2DM. We aimed to determine the effects of supervised structured aerobic exercise training (SSAET) program on high and low density lipoprotein in patients with T2DM...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348185/surgery-for-type-b-ankle-fracture-treatment-a-combined-randomised-and-observational-study-crossbat
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Rajat Mittal, Ian A Harris, Sam Adie, Justine M Naylor
BACKGROUND: Isolated type B ankle fractures with no injury to the medial side are the most common type of ankle fracture. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine if surgery is superior to non-surgical management for the treatment of these fractures. METHODS: A pragmatic, multicentre, single-blinded, combined randomised controlled trial and observational study. Setting Participants between 18 and 65 years with a type B ankle fracture and minimal talar shift were recruited from 22 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand...
March 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337954/clinical-value-of-capecitabine-based-combination-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-early-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Guanling Chen, Zhaoze Guo, Minfeng Liu, Guangyu Yao, Jianyu Dong, Jingyun Guo, Changsheng Ye
Capecitabine has consistently demonstrated high efficacy and acceptable tolerability in salvage chemotherapy for advanced breast cancer. However, there remains no consensus on its role in adjuvant chemotherapy for early breast cancer (EBC). To estimate the value of capecitabine-based combination adjuvant treatment in EBC, eight randomized controlled trials with 14,072 participants were analyzed. The efficacy and safety outcomes included disease-free survival (DFS), overall survival (OS), relapse, breast cancer-specific survival (BCSS), and grade 3-5 adverse events...
March 23, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318407/effectiveness-of-the-custom-mold-room-temperature-vulcanizing-silicone-toe-separator-on-hallux-valgus-a-prospective-randomized-single-blinded-controlled-trial
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Navaporn Chadchavalpanichaya, Voraluck Prakotmongkol, Nattapong Polhan, Pitchaya Rayothee, Sirirat Seng-Iad
BACKGROUND: Silicone toe separator is considered as a conservative treatment for hallux valgus. The prefabricated toe separator does not fit all. However, effectiveness in prescription of the custom-mold toe separator is still unknown. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of using a custom-mold room temperature vulcanizing silicone toe separator to decrease hallux valgus angle and hallux pain. The compliances, complications, and satisfactions of toe separator were also explored...
March 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290704/predicting-manual-therapy-treatment-success-in-patients-with-chronic-ankle-instability-improving-self-reported-function
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Erik A Wikstrom, Patrick O McKeon
CONTEXT:   Therapeutic modalities that stimulate sensory receptors around the foot-ankle complex improve chronic ankle instability (CAI)-associated impairments. However, not all patients have equal responses to these modalities. Identifying predictors of treatment success could improve clinician efficiency when treating patients with CAI. OBJECTIVE:   To conduct a response analysis on existing data to identify predictors of improved self-reported function in patients with CAI...
April 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
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