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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934785/1-year-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-conservative-management-vs-minimally-invasive-surgical-treatment-for-sacroiliac-joint-pain
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Julius Dengler Dengler, Djaya Kools, Robert Pflugmacher, Alessandro Gasbarrini, Domenico Prestamburgo, Paolo Gaetani, Eddie van Eeckhoven, Daniel Cher, Bengt Sturesson
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) emanating from the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is a common finding. Devices to fuse the SIJ are now commercially available, but high-quality evidence supporting their effectiveness is limited. OBJECTIVES: To compare the safety and effectiveness of conservative management (CM) to minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion (SIJF) in patients with chronic LBP originating from the SIJ. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, multicenter randomized controlled trial...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934782/the-dose-dependent-effects-of-ketoprofen-on-dynamic-pain-after-open-heart-surgery
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Vedat Eljezi, Claire Biboulet, Henri Boby, Pierre Schoeffler, Bruno Pereira, Christian Duale
BACKGROUND: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can reduce postoperative pain, in both static (i.e., at rest) and dynamic contexts (e.g., during coughing or mobilization), and reduced doses could improve their efficacy/tolerance balance. OBJECTIVES: To test this hypothesis of efficacy after open heart surgery, in which NSAIDs are poorly used, particularly for safety concerns. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind trial. SETTING: Single-center, French university hospital...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934780/efficacy-of-cannabis-based-medicines-for-pain-management-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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J Aviram, G Samuelly-Leichtag
BACKGROUND: The management of chronic pain is a complex challenge worldwide. Cannabis-based medicines (CBMs) have proven to be efficient in reducing chronic pain, although the topic remains highly controversial in this field. OBJECTIVES: This study's aim is to conduct a conclusive review and meta-analysis, which incorporates all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in order to update clinicians' and researchers' knowledge regarding the efficacy and adverse events (AEs) of CBMs for chronic and postoperative pain treatment...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934779/what-are-the-predictors-of-altered-central-pain-modulation-in-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-populations-a-systematic-review
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Jacqui Clark, Jo Nijs, Gillian Yeowell, Peter Charles Goodwin
BACKGROUND: Altered central pain modulation is the predominant pain mechanism in a proportion of chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders and is associated with poor outcomes. Although existing studies predict poor outcomes such as persistent pain and disability, to date there is little consensus on what factors specifically predict altered central pain modulation. OBJECTIVES: To review the existing literature on the predictive factors specifically for altered central pain modulation in musculoskeletal pain populations...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934778/the-effect-of-early-use-of-supplemental-therapy-on-preventing-postherpetic-neuralgia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiu-Fang Xing, Zhen-Feng Zhou, Feng-Jiang Zhang, Min Yan
BACKGROUND: Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the most common and refractory complication of herpes zoster (HZ). Aggressive treatment of acute pain in HZ has the potential to prevent the development of PHN, but the preventive efficacy of supplemental therapy commonly used in clinical practice is controversial. OBJECTIVES: Our aim is to examine the efficacy of supplemental therapy in preventing PHN. STUDY DESIGN: A meta-analysis. SETTING: All of the selected studies are randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934714/efficacy-of-dehydroepiandrosterone-dhea-to-overcome-the-effect-of-ovarian-ageing-ditto-a-proof-of-principle-double-blinded-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Amarin Narkwichean, Walid Maalouf, Miriam Baumgarten, Lukasz Polanski, Nick Raine-Fenning, Bruce Campbell, Kannamannadiar Jayaprakasan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of DHEA supplementation on In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) outcome as assessed by ovarian response, oocyte developmental competence and live birth rates in women predicted to have poor ovarian reserve (OR). The feasibility of conducting a large trial is also assessed by evaluating the recruitment rates and compliance of the recruited participants with DHEA/placebo intake and follow-up rates. STUDY DESIGN: A single centre, double blinded, placebo controlled, randomized trial was performed over two years with 60 women undergoing in-vitro fertilisation (IVF)...
September 8, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934556/the-effect-of-t-ai-chi-exercise-on-lipid-profiles-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Aqeel M Alenazi, Mohammed M Alshehri, Jeffrey C Hoover, Mohammad A Yabroudi, Shaji John Kachanathu, Wen Liu
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is a common health problem resulting from many factors, including dyslipidemia. T'ai chi is one of the interventions assigned to improve lipid profiles and other physical outcomes. However, conflicting results might be attributed to different study designs and interventional approaches. A systematic review and meta-analysis are needed to evaluate existing evidence. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to evaluate existing randomized clinical trials (RCTs) regarding the overall effect of t'ai chi exercise on lipid profiles...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934261/light-entrainment-of-the-murine-intraocular-pressure-circadian-rhythm-utilizes-non-local-mechanisms
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Shunsuke Tsuchiya, Ethan D Buhr, Tomomi Higashide, Kazuhisa Sugiyama, Russell N Van Gelder
PURPOSE: Intraocular pressure (IOP) is known to have a strong circadian rhythm, yet how light/dark cycles entrain this rhythm is unknown. The purpose of this study was to assess whether, like the retina, the mammalian ciliary body and IOP clocks have an intrinsic ability to entrain to light/dark cycles. METHODS: Iris-ciliary body complexes were obtained from period2:luciferase (PER2::LUC) mice and cultured to measure bioluminescence rhythmicity. Pairs of the iris-ciliary body complex were exposed to antiphasic 9:15 h light/dark cycle in vitro...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934191/effects-of-aerobic-exercise-on-brain-metabolism-and-grey-matter-volume-in-older-adults-results-of-the-randomised-controlled-smart-trial
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S Matura, J Fleckenstein, R Deichmann, T Engeroff, E Füzéki, E Hattingen, R Hellweg, B Lienerth, U Pilatus, S Schwarz, V A Tesky, L Vogt, W Banzer, J Pantel
There is mounting evidence that aerobic exercise has a positive effect on cognitive functions in older adults. To date, little is known about the neurometabolic and molecular mechanisms underlying this positive effect. The present study used magnetic resonance spectroscopy and quantitative MRI to systematically explore the effects of physical activity on human brain metabolism and grey matter (GM) volume in healthy aging. This is a randomised controlled assessor-blinded two-armed trial (n=53) to explore exercise-induced neuroprotective and metabolic effects on the brain in cognitively healthy older adults...
July 18, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933900/construction-and-updating-of-event-models-in-auditory-event-processing
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Markus Huff, Annika E Maurer, Irina Brich, Anne Pagenkopf, Florian Wickelmaier, Frank Papenmeier
Humans segment the continuous stream of sensory information into distinct events at points of change. Between 2 events, humans perceive an event boundary. Present theories propose changes in the sensory information to trigger updating processes of the present event model. Increased encoding effort finally leads to a memory benefit at event boundaries. Evidence from reading time studies (increased reading times with increasing amount of change) suggest that updating of event models is incremental. We present results from 5 experiments that studied event processing (including memory formation processes and reading times) using an audio drama as well as a transcript thereof as stimulus material...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933874/wisdom-bias-and-balance-toward-a-process-sensitive-measurement-of-wisdom-related-cognition
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Justin P Brienza, Franki Y H Kung, Henri C Santos, D Ramona Bobocel, Igor Grossmann
Philosophers and behavioral scientists refer to wisdom as unbiased reasoning that guides one toward a balance of interests and promotes a good life. However, major instruments developed to test wisdom appear biased, and it is unclear whether they capture balance-related tendencies. We examined whether shifting from global, de-contextualized reports to state-level reports about concrete situations provides a less biased method to assess wise reasoning (e.g., intellectual humility, recognition of uncertainty and change, consideration of the broader context at hand and perspectives of others, integration of these perspectives or compromise), which may be aligned with the notion of balancing interests...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933853/exchange-hole-dipole-dispersion-model-for-accurate-energy-ranking-in-molecular-crystal-structure-prediction-ii-non-planar-molecules
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Sarah R Whittleton, Alberto Otero-de-la-Roza, Erin R Johnson
The crystal structure prediction (CSP) of a given compound from its molecular diagram is a fundamental challenge in computational chemistry with implications in relevant technological fields. A key component of CSP is the method to calculate the lattice energy of a crystal, which allows the ranking of candidate structures. This work is the second part of our investigation to assess the potential of the exchange-hole dipole moment dispersion (XDM) model for crystal structure prediction. In this article, we study the relatively large, non-planar, mostly flexible molecules in the first five blind tests held by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933799/rivaroxaban-for-preventing-venous-thromboembolism-in-high-risk-ambulatory-patients-with-cancer-rationale-and-design-of-the-cassini-trial-rationale-and-design-of-the-cassini-trial
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Alok Khorana, Saroj Vadhan-Raj, Nicole M Kuderer, Ted Wun, Howard Liebman, Gerald Soff, Chandra Belani, Eileen M O'Reilly, Robert McBane, John Eikelboom, C V Damaraju, Karen Beyers, Flavia Dietrich, Ajay Kakkar, Hanno Riess, Renata D'Alpino Peixoto, Gary H Lyman
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a frequent complication of cancer associated with morbidity, mortality, increased hospitalizations and higher health care costs. Cancer patients at increased risk for VTE can be identified using a validated risk assessment score, and the incidence of VTE can be reduced in high-risk settings using anticoagulation. Rivaroxaban is a potent, oral, direct, factor Xa inhibitor approved for the prevention and treatment of thromboembolic events, including VTE. CASSINI is a double-blind, randomized, parallel-group, multicentre study comparing rivaroxaban with placebo in adult ambulatory patients with various cancers who are initiating systemic cancer therapy and are at high risk of VTE (Khorana score ≥ 2)...
September 21, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933697/enhanced-skin-regeneration-using-a-novel-amniotic-derived-tissue-graft
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Katie C Mowry, Paul P Bonvallet, Susan L Bellis
BACKGROUND: Chronic and recalcitrant wounds present a significant therapeutic challenge. Amniotic tissues contain many regenerative cytokines, growth factors, and extracellular matrix molecules including proteoglycans, hyaluronic acid, and collagens I, III, and IV. Dehydrated amnion/chorion grafts are currently used to treat a variety of wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers and burns. OBJECTIVE: The investigators hypothesized that processing methodologies, dehydration, and hypothermic processing and storage of amniotic tissues would affect overall quality of wound healing; they compared dehydrated amnion/chorion (dHACM) grafts to a novel hypothermically stored amniotic membrane (HSAM) graft in a full-thickness rat wound model...
September 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933625/immunogenicity-and-safety-of-a-split-virion-quadrivalent-influenza-vaccine-in-adults-18-60%C3%A2-years-of-age-in-the-republic-of-korea
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Won Suk Choi, Ji Yun Noh, Jacob Lee, Jun Yong Choi, Jin-Soo Lee, Moo Soo Kim, Hee Soo Kim, Joon Bang, Nathalie Lavis, Woo Joo Kim
VaxigripTetra® (Sanofi Pasteur, Lyon, France) is a quadrivalent split-virion inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV4) containing two B-lineage strains approved in the European Union and Taiwan in 2016 for individuals ≥ 3 years of age. Here, we describe an observer-blind, randomized, controlled, multicenter trial study evaluating the immunogenicity and safety of the Northern Hemisphere 2015-2016 formulations of IIV4 and the licensed split-virion trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV3) in the Republic of Korea (ClinicalTrials...
September 21, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933613/a-randomized-controlled-feasibility-trial-exploring-partnered-ballroom-dancing-for-people-with-parkinson-s-disease
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D Kunkel, C Fitton, L Roberts, R M Pickering, H C Roberts, R Wiles, S Hulbert, J Robison, A Ashburn
OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility of a Dance Centre delivering a programme of mixed dances to people with Parkinson's and identify suitable outcomes for a future definitive trial. DESIGN: A two-group randomized controlled feasibility trial. METHODS: People with Parkinson's were randomized to a control or experimental group (ratio 15:35), alongside usual care. In addition, participants in the experimental group danced with a partner for one hour, twice-a-week for 10 weeks; professional dance teachers led the classes and field-notes were kept...
October 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933609/dual-task-training-in-persons-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-feasability-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jacob J Sosnoff, Douglas A Wajda, Brian M Sandroff, Kathleen L Roeing, JongHun Sung, Robert W Motl
OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility of dual task training in persons with Multiple Sclerosis. DESIGN: Randomized, single-blinded controlled trial. SETTING: University research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 234 individuals inquired about the investigation. After screening, 20 individuals with multiple sclerosis who self-reported problems with multitasking and were ambulatory volunteered for the investigation...
October 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933605/early-active-rehabilitation-after-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-a-prospective-randomized-pilot-study
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Rudolf Raschhofer, Nikos Poulios, Wolfgang Schimetta, Rüdiger Kisling, Christian Mittermaier
OBJECTIVE: To compare two different rehabilitation strategies, primary passive motion versus early isometric loading of the rotator cuff. DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled observer-blinded pilot study. SETTING: Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. SUBJECTS: Thirty patients after rotator cuff surgery. INTERVENTION: All participants were randomly assigned to one of the two outpatient treatment groups: primary passive motion versus early isometric loading of the rotator cuff...
October 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933582/dynamic-sensitivity-of-corneal-trpm8-receptors-to-menthol-instillation-in-dry-eye-versus-normal-subjects
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Peter Corcoran, David A Hollander, George W Ousler, Endri Angjeli, David Rimmer, Keith Lane, Mark B Abelson
PURPOSE: To assess the sensitivity of corneal cold receptors to a known transient receptor potential melastatin 8 (TRPM8) agonist, menthol, in dry eye and normals, and to determine whether factors such as disease duration or age affect responses. METHODS: Dry eye disease (DED) (N = 33) and normal (N = 15) subjects were randomly assigned to receive Rohto(®) Hydra (0.01% menthol) or Systane(®) Ultra treatments (OU) in a prospective, double-blind, crossover study...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933314/effectiveness-of-a-low-support-remotely-accessible-cognitive-remediation-training-programme-for-chronic-psychosis-cognitive-functional-and-cortical-outcomes-from-a-single-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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G Donohoe, R Dillon, A Hargreaves, O Mothersill, M Castorina, E Furey, A J Fagan, J F Meaney, B Fitzmaurice, B Hallahan, C McDonald, T Wykes, A Corvin, I H Robertson
BACKGROUND: Cognitive remediation (CR) training has emerged as a promising approach to improving cognitive deficits in schizophrenia and related psychosis. The limited availability of psychological services for psychosis is a major barrier to accessing this intervention however. This study investigated the effectiveness of a low support, remotely accessible, computerised working memory (WM) training programme in patients with psychosis. METHODS: Ninety patients were enrolled into a single blind randomised controlled trial of CR...
September 21, 2017: Psychological Medicine
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