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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724192/handheld-echocardiography-during-hospitalization-for-acute-myocardial-infarction
#1
Michael W Cullen, Jeffrey B Geske, Nandan S Anavekar, J Wells Askew, Bradley R Lewis, Jae K Oh
BACKGROUND: Handheld echocardiography (HHE) is concordant with standard transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in a variety of settings but has not been thoroughly compared to traditional TTE in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). HYPOTHESIS: Completed by experienced operators, HHE provides accurate diagnostic capabilities compared with standard TTE in AMI patients. METHODS: This study prospectively enrolled patients admitted to the coronary care unit with AMI...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724038/sexual-addiction-in-drug-addicts-the-impact-of-drug-of-choice-and-poly-addiction
#2
Nelson Antonio, Alessandra Diehl, Marcelo Niel, Sandra Pillon, Lilian Ratto, Maria Carolina Pinheiro, Dartiu Silveira, Thais Zelia Otani, Victor Otani, Quirino Cordeiro, Ricardo Ushida
Objective: To compare the risk of comorbid sexual addiction in a sample of individuals with a diagnosis of substance dependence, stratifying the sample by drug of choice as well as by mono versus polysubstance addiction. Method: All data were collected at Santa Casa de São Paulo, Brazil. The study sample comprised all alcohol or drug dependents admitted to the Addiction Treatment Unit between November 2013 and August 2014. A generalized linear model with a binomial distribution was performed to compare the odds of having a Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST) score greater than 6 points in the subgroups analyzed...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723914/safety-and-pharmacodynamics-of-dalazatide-a-kv1-3-channel-inhibitor-in-the-treatment-of-plaque-psoriasis-a-randomized-phase-1b-trial
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Eric J Tarcha, Chelsea M Olsen, Peter Probst, David Peckham, Ernesto J Muñoz-Elías, James G Kruger, Shawn P Iadonato
BACKGROUND: Dalazatide is a specific inhibitor of the Kv1.3 potassium channel. The expression and function of Kv1.3 channels are required for the function of chronically activated memory T cells, which have been shown to be key mediators of autoimmune diseases, including psoriasis. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to evaluate the safety of repeat doses of dalazatide in adult patients with mild-to-moderate plaque psoriasis. Secondary objectives were to evaluate clinical proof of concept and the effects of dalazatide on mediators of inflammation in the blood and on chronically activated memory T cell populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723796/moist-exposed-burn-ointment-for-treating-pressure-ulcers-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
#4
Wei Li, Yubo Ma, Qi Yang, Yu Pan, Qinggang Meng
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers often seriously affect the quality of life of patients. Moist Exposed Burn Ointment (MEBO) has been developed to treat patients with pressure ulcers. The present study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of MEBO in the treatment of pressure ulcers in Chinese patients. METHODS: Seventy-two patients with pressure ulcers were randomly assigned to 2 groups who received a placebo or MEBO for 2 months. The primary outcomes included the wound surface area (WSA) and pressure ulcer scale for healing (PUSH) tool...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723749/effects-of-sealing-the-intramedullary-femoral-canal-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-study
#5
Xu Li, Xiang-Bei Qi, Xue Han, Wei Wang, Jian-Ning Liu, Ji-Chao Guo, Zhi-Yong Li
BACKGROUND: This study investigates the clinical effects of sealing the femoral canal by intramedullary alignment instrumentation in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: One hundred twenty consecutive patients with knee osteoarthritis, who underwent unilateral TKA, were enrolled in the study and equally randomized into 2 groups: the sealing group and the control group. In the sealing group, the femoral canal was sealed with autogenous bone and cement using intramedullary alignment instrumentation, while the femoral hole was left open for patients in the control group...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723718/three-dimensional-head-mounted-gaming-task-procedure-maximizes-effects-of-vestibular-rehabilitation-in-unilateral-vestibular-hypofunction-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial
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Alessandro Micarelli, Andrea Viziano, Ivan Augimeri, Domenico Micarelli, Marco Alessandrini
Considering the emerging advantages related to virtual reality implementation in clinical rehabilitation, the aim of the present study was to discover possible (i) improvements achievable in unilateral vestibular hypofunction patients using a self-assessed head-mounted device (HMD)-based gaming procedure when combined with a classical vestibular rehabilitation protocol (HMD group) as compared with a group undergoing only vestibular rehabilitation and (ii) HMD procedure-related side effects. Therefore, 24 vestibular rehabilitation and 23-matched HMD unilateral vestibular hypofunction individuals simultaneously underwent a 4-week rehabilitation protocol...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723522/efficacy-and-safety-of-hexanic-lipidosterolic-extract-of-serenoa-repens-permixon-in-the-treatment-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-due-to-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#7
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Giacomo Novara, Gianluca Giannarini, Antonio Alcaraz, José-M Cózar-Olmo, Aurelien Descazeaud, Francesco Montorsi, Vincenzo Ficarra
CONTEXT: A recent Cochrane Collaboration meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the efficacy of different extracts of Serenoa repens in relieving lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) concluded that these extracts were no more effective than placebo. However, among all Serenoa repens extracts, Permixon (Pierre Fabre Medicament, Paris, France) has the highest activity and the most accurate standards of drug preparation and extraction...
December 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723499/prospective-evaluation-of-the-impact-of-antiangiogenic-treatment-on-cognitive-functions-in-metastatic-renal-cancer
#8
Florence Joly, Natacha Heutte, Brigitte Duclos, Sabine Noal, Isabelle Léger-Hardy, Sarah Dauchy, Nadine Longato, Laurence Desrues, Nadine Houede, Marie Lange, Emmanuel Sevin, Chantal Rieux, Bénédicte Clarisse, Hélène Castel, Bernard Escudier
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the cognitive effects of antiangiogenic therapies (AATs) in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) and their relation with fatigue. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of AATs on cognition and its connection with fatigue and quality of life (QoL) in patients with mRCC. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: This prospective study enrolled 75 patients starting AAT as first or second line for mRCC and assessed them at 3 mo (n=58) and 6 mo (n=50)...
December 15, 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723474/introducing-the-twitter-impact-factor-an-objective-measure-of-urology-s-academic-impact-on-twitter
#9
Diana Cardona-Grau, Igor Sorokin, Gabriel Leinwand, Charles Welliver
BACKGROUND: Social media use in academia and urology is rising. Specifically, individual journals now have Twitter accounts (Twitter Inc, San Francisco, CA, USA) and regularly tweet academic content. OBJECTIVE: To present and evaluate the Twitter impact factor (TIF), a novel means of measuring a journal's academic influence in the realm of social media. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Journal Citation Reports (JCR; Thomson Reuters, New York, NY, USA) for 2014 was queried for urologic academic journals...
October 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723267/effects-of-drinker-self-schema-on-drinking-and-smoking-related-information-processing-and-behaviors
#10
Chia-Kuei Lee, Karen F Stein, Colleen Corte
BACKGROUND: Co-occurrence of drinking and smoking is prevalent in undergraduate students. A drinker self-schema - cognition about the self as the drinker - is a common identity in undergraduates and a well-known predictor of drinking behaviors. Given that smoking commonly occurs in the context of drinking, a drinker self-schema may be a cognitive mechanism to motivate co-occurring alcohol and tobacco use (i.e., cross-substance facilitation hypothesis). This study was to determine whether the drinker self-schema influences the processing of drinking- and smoking-related information and facilitates the co-occurrence of alcohol and tobacco use in undergraduate students who drink and smoke but do not self-identify as smokers...
July 19, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722791/treatment-evaluation-using-lung-sound-analysis-in-asthmatic-children
#11
Chizu Habukawa, Katsumi Murakami, Mitsuru Endoh, Noriaki Horii, Yukio Nagasaka
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Non-invasive assessment of treatment and prediction of attacks in asthmatic children do not yet exist. Lung sound analysis can non-invasively evaluate airway obstruction. We used a recently developed technology for analysing lung sounds using ic700 (index of the chest wall at 700 Hz, sound intensity at 700 Hz) to evaluate response to inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) in asthmatic children. METHOD: Seventy asthmatic children, including infants, underwent lung sound recording in the asymptomatic state prior to and 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks after ICS treatment, and asthma control was assessed at 10 weeks...
July 19, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722757/discrimination-of-polygoni-multiflori-radix-and-cynanchi-auriculati-radix-using-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-fingerprints-and-chemical-pattern-recognition
#12
Lili Sun, Meng Wang, Yali Liu, Huijie Zhang, Yanan Liu, Xiaoliang Ren, Yanru Deng
In this work, a strategy was proposed to discriminate Polygoni Multiflori Radix (PMR) and its adulteration (Cynanchi Auriculati Radix, CAR). The ultra-high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) fingerprints were established to analyze samples containing PMR, CAR and mixtures simultaneously. Multivariate classification methods were applied to analyze the obtained UHPLC fingerprints, including principal component analysis (PCA), partial least square discriminant analysis (PLS-DA), soft independent modeling of class analogy (SIMCA), support vector machine discriminant analysis (SVMDA), and counter-propagation artificial neural network (CP-ANN)...
July 19, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722635/early-life-inflammation-and-neurodevelopmental-outcome-in-bangladeshi-infants-growing-up-in-adversity
#13
Nona M Jiang, Fahmida Tofail, Jennie Z Ma, Rashidul Haque, Beth Kirkpatrick, Charles A Nelson, William A Petri
Exposure to profound adversity can negatively affect the neurodevelopment of children, but biologic mechanisms that underlie this association remain unknown. We sought to determine whether elevated levels of the inflammatory markers C-reactive protein (CRP) and soluble CD14 (sCD14) are associated with neurodevelopmental outcomes in Bangladeshi children. A total of 422 infant-mother pairs from an urban slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, were enrolled at birth and followed prospectively. Inflammation was measured with sCD14, interleukin (IL)-1β, and IL-6 at 18 weeks, and CRP at 6, 18, 40, and 53 weeks...
July 17, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722354/risk-factors-for-amputation-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-infection-a-prospective-study
#14
Serhat Uysal, Bilgin Arda, Meltem I Taşbakan, Şevki Çetinkalp, Ilgın Y Şimşir, Anıl M Öztürk, Ayşe Uysal, İlgen Ertam
There is a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms for diabetic foot infections (DFIs). Some of them are too difficult to be applied in routine clinical approach. In the routine clinical approach, it is necessary to find new risk factors and end up with a quick and easy assessment of DFIs. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the independent risk factors for osteomyelitis, amputation and major amputation in patients with DFI using standard scoring procedures. We prospectively studied 379 patients with DFI...
July 19, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722317/reward-capacity-predicts-leptin-dynamics-during-laboratory-controlled-eating-in-women-as-a-function-of-body-mass-index
#15
Laura M Holsen, Benita Jackson
OBJECTIVE: The role of leptin in mesolimbic signaling of non-food-related rewards has been well established at the preclinical level, yet studies in humans are lacking. The present investigation explored the association between hedonic capacity and leptin dynamics and whether this association differed by BMI class. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study of 75 women (42 with BMIs in the lean range and 33 with BMIs in the obesity range), serum leptin before and after meal consumption was measured...
July 19, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722093/-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-of-wheat-cellulose-particles-in-the-treatment-of-internal-hemorrhoids
#16
Yunhua Peng, Wei Yang, Yehuang Wang, Xiaohua Fan, Xueping Zheng, Juanjuan Gai
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of wheat cellulose particles (testa triticum tricum purify, Fiberform) in the treatment of internal hemorrhoid. METHODS: A multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial was adopted. From October 2015 to July 2016, 60 patients with internal hemorrhoid were enrolled from three medical centers, including Department of Anorectum, Shuguang Hospital of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Department of Anorectum, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Department of Anorectum, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine...
July 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721988/attitude-of-bachelor-of-dental-surgery-students-and-interns-toward-teaching-learning-process-in-government-dental-college-kottayam-kerala-india
#17
Sandhya Gopalakrishnan, Philip Mathew, Kannan Vaidyanathan
INTRODUCTION: The educational environment affects the academic performance of students. One of the most widely utilized tools for measuring the educational environment is Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM). The objective of the study was to assess the attitude toward study environment, as measured using DREEM questionnaire, and to find out the differences in perception of various batches of dental students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All Bachelor of Dental Surgery students from Government Dental College, Kottayam, Kerala, India, were included in the study...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721883/patterns-of-care-for-patients-with-early-stage-glottic-cancer-undergoing-definitive-radiation-therapy-a-national-cancer-database-analysis
#18
William A Stokes, Diana Abbott, Andy Phan, David Raben, Ryan M Lanning, Sana D Karam
PURPOSE: To characterize practice patterns, including temporal trends, in fractionation schedules among patients in the United States undergoing definitive radiation therapy for early-stage glottic cancer and to compare overall survival outcomes between fractionation schedules. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We queried the National Cancer Database for patients with TisN0M0, T1N0M0, or T2N0M0 squamous cell carcinoma of the glottic larynx diagnosed between 2004 and 2012 and undergoing definitive radiation therapy...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721825/biomarkers-associated-with-stroke-risk-in-atrial-fibrillation
#19
Adam Ioannou, Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Debbie Falconer, Onkar Rehal, Emma Sewart, Effimia Zacharia, Konstantinos Toutouzas, Charalampos Vlachopoulos, Gerasimos Siasos, Constantinos Tsioufis, Dimitris Tousoulis
Atrial fibrillation is associated with increased risk for cardioembolic stroke. The risk of cardioembolism is not adequately reduced with the administration of oral anticoagulants, since a number of patients continue to experience thromboembolic events despite receiving anti-thrombotic treatment. Several biomarkers have been proposed to predict cardioembolic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. Some of them are already used in the clinical practice, such as D-Dimers, Troponin and brain natriuretic peptide...
July 18, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721691/occupational-therapy-for-adults-with-problems-in-activities-of-daily-living-after-stroke
#20
REVIEW
Lynn A Legg, Sharon R Lewis, Oliver J Schofield-Robinson, Avril Drummond, Peter Langhorne
BACKGROUND: A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Activities of daily living (ADL) are daily home-based activities that people carry out to maintain health and well-being. ADLs include the ability to: eat and drink unassisted, move, go to the toilet, carry out personal hygiene tasks, dress unassisted, and groom. Stroke causes impairment-related functional limitations that may result in difficulties participating in ADLs independent of supervision, direction, or physical assistance...
July 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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