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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213908/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-lacosamide-versus-sodium-valproate-in-status-epilepticus
#1
Usha K Misra, Deepanshu Dubey, Jayantee Kalita
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of lacosamide (LCM) and sodium valproate (SVA) in lorazepam (LOR)-resistant status epilepticus (SE). METHODS: Patients with LOR-resistant SE were randomized to intravenous LCM 400 mg at a rate of 60 mg/kg/min or SVA 30 mg/kg at a rate of 100 mg/min. The SE severity score (STESS), duration of SE and its etiology, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings were noted. Primary outcome was seizure cessation for 1 h, and secondary outcomes were 24 h seizure remission, in hospital death and severe adverse events (SAEs)...
February 18, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209636/a-randomized-crossover-trial-of-dietary-sodium-restriction-in-stage-3-4-ckd
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Rajiv Saran, Robin L Padilla, Brenda W Gillespie, Michael Heung, Scott L Hummel, Vimal Kumar Derebail, Bertram Pitt, Nathan W Levin, Fansan Zhu, Samer R Abbas, Li Liu, Peter Kotanko, Philip Klemmer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are often volume expanded and hypertensive. Few controlled studies have assessed the effects of a sodium-restricted diet (SRD) in CKD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a randomized crossover trial to evaluate the effect of SRD (target <2 g sodium per day) versus usual diet on hydration status (by bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy) and blood pressure (BP) between May of 2009 and May of 2013...
February 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207328/socioeconomic-determinants-of-sodium-intake-in-adult-populations-of-high-income-countries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Carlos de Mestral, Ana-Lucia Mayén, Dusan Petrovic, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Murielle Bochud, Silvia Stringhini
BACKGROUND: A poorer quality diet among individuals with low socioeconomic status (SES) may partly explain the higher burden of noncommunicable disease among disadvantaged populations. Because there is a link between sodium intake and noncommunicable diseases, we systematically reviewed the current evidence on the social patterning of sodium intake. OBJECTIVES: To conduct a systematic review and a meta-analysis of the evidence on the association between SES and sodium intake in healthy adult populations of high-income countries...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197977/interpreting-cardiovascular-endpoints-in-trials-of-antihyperglycemic-drugs
#4
REVIEW
Himika Chawla, Nikhil Tandon
In view of the significant cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and concerns raised about the CV safety of some glucose-lowering drugs, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued guidance for the industry in 2008 to demonstrate CV safety for the approval of all new antihyperglycemic drugs. Seven randomized controlled trials involving around 60,000 participants have been completed so far and have demonstrated the CV safety of dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors (saxagliptin, alogliptin and sitagliptin), glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (lixisenatide, liraglutide and semaglutide) and a sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor (empagliflozin) in patients with type 2 diabetes...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197834/effects-of-canagliflozin-on-serum-magnesium-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Richard E Gilbert, Christian Mende, Ujjwala Vijapurkar, Sue Sha, Michael J Davies, Mehul Desai
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of canagliflozin, a sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor, on serum magnesium in hypomagnesemic patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: This post hoc analysis was based on pooled data from four placebo-controlled studies of canagliflozin (N = 2313). The proportion of patients with baseline serum magnesium <0.74 mmol/L who achieved serum magnesium ≥0.74 mmol/L at week 26 was evaluated...
February 14, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196620/evaluation-of-online-and-in-person-nutrition-education-related-to-salt-knowledge-and-behaviors-among-special-supplemental-nutrition-program-for-women-infants-and-children-participants
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Lauren E Au, Shannon E Whaley, Klara Gurzo, Martha Meza, Nila J Rosen, Lorrene D Ritchie
BACKGROUND: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) differs from other federal nutrition programs in that nutrition education is a required component. WIC programs traditionally provide in-person education, but recently some WIC sites have started offering online education. Education focused on reducing salt intake is an important topic for WIC participants because a high-sodium diet has been associated with high blood pressure, and low-income populations are at increased risk...
February 9, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185407/effects-of-sodium-concentration-and-dialysate-temperature-changes-on-blood-pressure-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-randomized-triple-blind-crossover-clinical-trial
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Hossein Ebrahimi, Mahboobeh Safavi, Marzieh Hossein Saeidi, Mohammad Hassan Emamian
The present study investigated the effects of different temperatures and sodium dialysate concentration on blood pressure in hemodialysis patients. Following Williams' design, hemodialysis patients were randomly assigned into four dialysis modes. Dialysate temperature was set at 37°C for modes A and C and, 35°C for modes B and D. Sodium concentration was set at 138 mmol/L in modes A and B, while it changed from 150 mmol/L to 138 mmol/L in modes C and D. Using analysis of variance for repeated measures, the mean values of systolic and diastolic blood pressure were investigated...
February 10, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183452/controversies-in-the-management-of-hyperglycaemic-emergencies-in-adults-with-diabetes
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REVIEW
Luís Cardoso, Nuno Vicente, Dírcea Rodrigues, Leonor Gomes, Francisco Carrilho
Hyperglycaemic emergencies are associated with significant morbi-mortality and healthcare costs. Management consists on fluid replacement, insulin therapy, and electrolyte correction. However, some areas of patient management remain debatable. In patients without respiratory failure or haemodynamic instability, arterial and venous pH and bicarbonate measurements are comparable. Fluid choice varies upon replenishment phase and patient's condition. If patient is severely hypovolaemic, normal saline solution should be the first option...
March 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181941/sodium-bicarbonate-versus-sodium-chloride-for-preventing-contrast-associated-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xavier Valette, Isabelle Desmeulles, Benoit Savary, Romain Masson, Amélie Seguin, Bertrand Sauneuf, Jennifer Brunet, Pierre Verrier, Véronique Pottier, Marie Orabona, Désiré Samba, Gérald Viquesnel, Mathilde Lermuzeaux, Pascal Hazera, Jean-Jacques Dutheil, Jean-Luc Hanouz, Jean-Jacques Parienti, Damien du Cheyron
OBJECTIVES: To test whether hydration with bicarbonate rather than isotonic sodium chloride reduces the risk of contrast-associated acute kidney injury in critically ill patients. DESIGN: Prospective, double-blind, multicenter, randomized controlled study. SETTING: Three French ICUs. PATIENTS: Critically ill patients with stable renal function (n = 307) who received intravascular contrast media. INTERVENTIONS: Hydration with 0...
February 7, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177351/effects-of-increasing-inclusion-of-sodium-hydroxide-treatment-on-growth-performance-carcass-characteristics-and-feeding-behavior-of-steers-fed-50-ddgs
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T B Freitas, A E Relling, M S Pedreira, W J B Rocha, A R Schroeder, T L Felix
Objectives were to determine the dietary inclusion level of NaOH in a dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS)-based diet needed to improve growth performance and carcass characteristics of feedlot steers, and to determine the effects of NaOH treatment of DDGS on pattern of feed intake. Based on previous research regarding the acidity of DDGS, we hypothesized that using NaOH in cattle fed 50% DDGS-based diets to neutralize the acidity inherent in DDGS would improve growth performance of cattle but shift intake patterns...
January 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163961/the-adjuvant-use-of-calcium-fructoborate-and-borax-with-etanercept-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-pilot-study
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Saad Abdulrahman Hussain, Sattar Jabir Abood, Faiq Isho Gorial
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the effects calcium fructoborate (CFB) and sodium tetraborate (NTB) as supplements in Iraqi patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) maintained on etanercept. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A double-blind randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial with 60 days treatment period was carried out at Baghdad Teaching Hospital, Medical city, Baghdad, Iraq. Eighty RA patients were randomized into three groups to receive either 220 mg/day CFB, 55 mg/day NTB in capsule dosage form (equivalent to 6 mg elemental Boron), or placebo formula once daily...
January 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161180/clinical-outcome-comparison-of-immediate-blanket-treatment-versus-a-delayed-pathogen-based-treatment-protocol-for-clinical-mastitis-in-a-new-york-dairy-herd
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A K Vasquez, D V Nydam, M B Capel, S Eicker, P D Virkler
The purpose was to compare immediate intramammary antimicrobial treatment of all cases of clinical mastitis with a selective treatment protocol based on 24-h culture results. The study was conducted at a 3,500-cow commercial farm in New York. Using a randomized design, mild to moderate clinical mastitis cases were assigned to either the blanket therapy or pathogen-based therapy group. Cows in the blanket therapy group received immediate on-label intramammary treatment with ceftiofur hydrochloride for 5 d. Upon receipt of 24 h culture results, cows in the pathogen-based group followed a protocol automatically assigned via Dairy Comp 305 (Valley Agricultural Software, Tulare, CA): Staphylococcus spp...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159782/effect-of-tenapanor-on-serum-phosphate-in-patients-receiving-hemodialysis
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Geoffrey A Block, David P Rosenbaum, Maria Leonsson-Zachrisson, Magnus Åstrand, Susanne Johansson, Mikael Knutsson, Anna Maria Langkilde, Glenn M Chertow
Hyperphosphatemia is common among patients with CKD stage 5D and is associated with morbidity and mortality. Current guidelines recommend lowering serum phosphate concentrations toward normal. Tenapanor is a minimally absorbed small molecule inhibitor of the sodium/hydrogen exchanger isoform 3 that functions in the gut to reduce sodium and phosphate absorption. This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial assessed the effects of tenapanor on serum phosphate concentration in patients with hyperphosphatemia receiving hemodialysis...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151965/prevention-of-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-undergoing-cardiovascular-procedures-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Eliano P Navarese, Paul A Gurbel, Felicita Andreotti, Michalina Marta Kołodziejczak, Suetonia C Palmer, Sofia Dias, Antonino Buffon, Jacek Kubica, Mariusz Kowalewski, Tomasz Jadczyk, Michał Laskiewicz, Marek Jędrzejek, Maximillian Brockmeyer, Flavio Airoldi, Marinella Ruospo, Stefano De Servi, Wojciech Wojakowski, Christopher O' Connor, Giovanni F M Strippoli
BACKGROUND: Interventional diagnostic and therapeutic procedures requiring intravascular iodinated contrast steadily increase patient exposure to the risks of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI), which is associated with death, nonfatal cardiovascular events, and prolonged hospitalization. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for CIAKI prevention in patients undergoing cardiovascular invasive procedures with iodinated contrast...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149031/thoughts-on-the-current-management-of-acute-aluminum-phosphide-toxicity-and-proposals-for-therapy-an-evidence-based-review
#15
REVIEW
Maryam Vasheghani Farahani, Davood Soroosh, Sayed Mahdi Marashi
The majority of aluminum phosphide (ALP) toxicity cases are suicidal attempts. Despite advances in critical care medicine, the mortality rate of ALP remains very high. Unfortunately, knowledge on the toxicokinetics of ALP is very low. An obsolete idea was proposed that inhibition of complex IV of cytochrome C oxidase is responsible for multiorgan dysfunction. However, based on human studies, this effect might be insignificant. Thus, a novel idea proposes that the main mechanism might be vascular wall integrity disruption...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144450/comparing-zonisamide-with-sodium-valproate-in-the-management-of-migraine-headaches-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial-of-efficacy-and-safety
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Farhad Assarzadegan, Hanif Tabesh, Seyed-Mostafa Hosseini-Zijoud, Andrew David Beale, Arya Shoghli, Mahmood Ghafoori Yazdi, Behnam Mansouri, Omid Hesami, Nahid Beladi Moghadam, Hosein Delavar Kasmaei
BACKGROUND: Migraine is one of the most debilitating medical conditions and has a high socioeconomic burden. As conventional therapeutic methods do not entirely alleviate the symptoms, new alternatives are being considered. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluates the efficacy and safety of zonisamide compared with sodium valproate in the management of migraine headaches. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the current double-blind, parallel, randomized, controlled trial, 96 patients with a migraine diagnosis based on the international headache society (HIS) criteria were selected...
September 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134983/effect-of-two-different-concentrations-of-sodium-hypochlorite-on-postoperative-pain-following-single-visit-root-canal-treatment-a-triple-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
#17
S Farzaneh, M Parirokh, N Nakhaee, P V Abbott
AIM: To compare the effects of two different concentrations of NaOCl solution on postoperative pain following single-visit root canal treatment in mandibular molars with irreversible pulpitis. METHODOLOGY: A total of 122 patients who had mandibular molars with irreversible pulpitis were treated. The patients were randomly divided into two groups according to the concentration of NaOCl used during root canal instrumentation - either 2.5% or 5.25%. RaCe rotary instruments were used for root canal preparation and all root canals were filled in one visit...
January 30, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133906/efficacy-and-safety-of-everolimus-and-mycophenolic-acid-with-early-tacrolimus-withdrawal-after-liver-transplantation-a-multicenter-randomized-trial
#18
Faouzi Saliba, Christophe Duvoux, Jean Gugenheim, Nassim Kamar, Sébastien Dharancy, Ephrem Salamé, Martine Neau-Cransac, François Durand, Pauline Houssel-Debry, Claire Vanlemmens, Georges Pageaux, Jean Hardwigsen, Daniel Eyraud, Yvon Calmus, Fabienne Di Giambattista, Jérôme Dumortier, Filomena Conti
SIMCER was a six-month, multicenter, open-label trial. Selected de novo liver transplant recipients were randomized (week 4) to everolimus with low-exposure tacrolimus discontinued by month 4 (n=93), or tacrolimus-based therapy (n=95), both with basiliximab induction and enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium ± steroids. The primary endpoint, change in estimated GFR (eGFR, MDRD) from randomization to week 24 post-transplant, was superior with everolimus: mean eGFR change +1.1mL/min/1.73m(2)  for everolimus versus -13...
January 30, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125624/clonidine-versus-captopril-for-severe-postpartum-hypertension-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Carlos Noronha Neto C, Sabina S B Maia, Leila Katz, Isabela C Coutinho, Alex R Souza, Melania M Amorim
BACKGROUND: Changes during the puerperium are still unclear, particularly in women with hypertension. The choice of antihypertensives, both to control very high blood pressure episodes and to keep blood pressure stable, also requires further elucidation. Currently, there are no clear data to guide the decision for the choice of postpartum antihypertensives. Captopril plays an important role in the treatment of very high blood pressure episodes and may be used postpartum. Clonidine has been used as an alternative in pregnant or postpartum women with contraindications to captopril, with satisfactory effect...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122642/the-23-valent-pneumococcal-polysaccharide-vaccine-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-double-blinded-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#20
Yasumori Izumi, Manabu Akazawa, Yukihiro Akeda, Shigeto Tohma, Fuminori Hirano, Haruko Ideguchi, Ryutaro Matsumura, Tomoya Miyamura, Shunsuke Mori, Takahiro Fukui, Nozomi Iwanaga, Yuka Jiuchi, Hideko Kozuru, Hiroshi Tsutani, Kouichirou Saisyo, Takao Sugiyama, Yasuo Suenaga, Yasumasa Okada, Masao Katayama, Kenji Ichikawa, Hiroshi Furukawa, Kenji Kawakami, Kazunori Oishi, Kiyoshi Migita
BACKGROUND: Pneumococcal pneumonia is the most frequent form of pneumonia. We herein assessed the effectiveness of the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) in the prevention of pneumonia overall in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients at risk for infections. We hypothesized that PPSV23 vaccination is superior in preventing pneumococcal pneumonia compared with placebo in RA patients. METHODS: A prospective, multicenter, double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled (1:1) trial was conducted across departments of rheumatology in Japanese National Hospital Organization hospitals...
January 25, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
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