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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162066/effect-of-sivelestat-sodium-in-patients-with-acute-lung-injury-or-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Shenglan Pu, Daoxin Wang, Daishun Liu, Yan Zhao, Di Qi, Jing He, Guoqi Zhou
BACKGROUND: Sivelestat is widely used in treating acute lung injury (ALI)/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), although the clinical efficacy of sivelestat remains controversial. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of sivelestat in patients with ALI/ARDS. METHODS: Electronic databases, PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library, were searched to identify trials through April 2017. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included irrespective of blinding or language that compared patients with and without sivelestat therapy in ALI/ARDS...
November 21, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160622/mechanical-colon-cleansing-for-screening-colonoscopy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kamran Ayub, Gyanprakash Ketwaroo, Suhaib Abudayyeh, Abeer Ibrahim, Rhonda A Cole, Rosetta Brumfield-Brown, Waqar A Qureshi, Linda Rabeneck, David Y Graham
AIMS: Effective screening colonoscopy depends on the quality of colon preparation. To compare pulsed irrigation evacuation (PIE), polyethylene glycol (PEG) and sodium phosphate colon preps. METHODS: Outpatients at a VA hospital were randomized using sealed envelopes. Preparations consisted of: 4 liters Golytely; 90 mL of Fleet sodium phosphate with 4-6 glasses water b.i.d., and 296 mL of Mg citrate in the evening with PIE prior to colonoscopy. Colon cleansing was assessed blindly using a 5-point scale: 0 = very poor to 4 = excellent...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144799/parathyroid-function-after-total-thyroidectomy-a-randomized-clinical-trial-concerning-the-influence-of-the-surgical-technique
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Theodossis S Papavramidis, Olympia Anastasiou, Ioannis Pliakos, George Kotsovolis, Stavros Panidis, Antonios Michalopoulos
Background Thyroidectomy impairs parathyroid function, even if it does not necessarily lead to postoperative clinical hypocalcaemia. This study is prospective and evaluates the PTH function in non-clinically symptomatic patients after total thyroidectomy performed by two different techniques. Materials and Methods Prospective randomized clinical trial including 269 patients undergoing classic (group A) or harmonic scalpel (group B) total thyroidectomy. Preoperatively and at 48 hours biochemical analysis was performed...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144182/plasma-lyte-148-vs-hartmann-s-solution-for-cardiopulmonary-bypass-pump-prime-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-trial
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Laurence Weinberg, Elizabeth Chiam, James Hooper, Frank Liskaser, Angela Kim Hawkins, Denise Massie, Andrew Ellis, Chong O Tan, David Story, Rinaldo Bellomo
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms of acid-base changes during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) remain unclear. We tested the hypothesis that, when used as CPB pump prime solutions, Plasma-Lyte 148 (PL) and Hartmann's solution (HS) have differential mechanisms of action in their contribution to acid-base changes. METHODS: We performed a prospective, double-blind, randomized trial in adult patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery with CPB. Participants received a CPB prime solution of 2000 mL, with either PL or HS...
November 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141784/effects-of-sodium-reduction-and-the%C3%A2-dash%C3%A2-diet-in-relation-to-baseline%C3%A2-blood-pressure
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Stephen P Juraschek, Edgar R Miller, Connie M Weaver, Lawrence J Appel
BACKGROUND: Both sodium reduction and the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products, and reduced in saturated fat and cholesterol, lower blood pressure. The separate and combined effects of these dietary interventions by baseline blood pressure (BP) has not been reported. OBJECTIVES: The authors compared the effects of low versus high sodium, DASH versus control, and both (low sodium-DASH vs...
November 4, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139301/design-of-a-24-week-trial-of-empagliflozin-once-daily-in-hypertensive-black-african-american-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Keith C Ferdinand, Leo Seman, Afshin Salsali
OBJECTIVE: Black/African American patients have higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), diabetes-related complications, and hypertension, but they are often underrepresented in clinical trials. The sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor, empagliflozin, was associated with significant improvements in glucose control (via hemoglobin [Hb] A1c) and reductions in blood pressure (BP; via office and ambulatory BP monitoring) in a primarily white population with T2DM and hypertension...
November 15, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133604/canagliflozin-for-primary-and-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-events-results-from-the-canvas-program-canagliflozin-cardiovascular-assessment-study
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Kenneth W Mahaffey, Bruce Neal, Vlado Perkovic, Dick de Zeeuw, Greg Fulcher, Ngozi Erondu, Wayne Shaw, Elisa Fabbrini, Tao Sun, Qiang Li, Mehul Desai, David R Matthews
BACKGROUND : Canagliflozin is a sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor that significantly reduces the composite of cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, or nonfatal stroke in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and elevated cardiovascular risk. The comparative effects among participants with and without a history of cardiovascular disease (secondary versus primary prevention) were prespecified for evaluation. METHODS : The CANVAS Program (Canagliflozin Cardiovascular Assessment Study) randomly assigned 10 142 participants with type 2 diabetes mellitus to canagliflozin or placebo...
November 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133603/canagliflozin-cui-bono
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Matthew A Cavender, Mikhail Kosiborod
Cardiovascular disease accounts for the majority of excess deaths seen in patients with Type 2 diabetes (T2D).(1) Thus, in order to improve outcomes in this population, clinicians should focus on therapies that decrease the risk of subsequent cardiovascular events. Over the last two years, randomized controlled clinical trials have identified several agents that decrease cardiovascular events in patients with T2D with or at high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) - effects likely unrelated to glucose-lowering, the indication for which they were originally developed...
November 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131397/a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-multicenter-prospective-randomized-study-of-beraprost-sodium-treatment-for-cats-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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M Takenaka, A Iio, R Sato, T Sakamoto, H Kurumatani
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common progressive and irreversible disease in cats. The efficacy and safety of beraprost sodium (BPS) in cats with CKD have not been evaluated. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of BPS in the treatment of cats with CKD, as compared to placebo. ANIMALS: Seventy-four client-owned cats with naturally occurring CKD. METHODS: Double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter, prospective, randomized trial...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130954/effects-of-tolvaptan-addition-to-furosemide-in-normo-and-hyponatremia-patients-with-heart-failure-and-chronic-kidney-disease-stages-g3b-5-a-subanalysis-of-the-k-star-study
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Naoto Tominaga, Keisuke Kida, Takayuki Inomata, Naoki Sato, Tohru Izumi, Yoshihiro J Akashi, Yugo Shibagaki
BACKGROUND: Tolvaptan increases free water clearance (aquaresis) and thereby improves hyponatremia. Although hyponatremia on admission is common in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), little is known regarding the response to tolvaptan in those who also have chronic kidney disease (CKD) with or without hyponatremia. The aim of this subanalysis was to investigate the differences in treatment response between normo- and hyponatremia patients with CHF and CKD stages G3b-5. METHODS: The Kanagawa Aquaresis Investigators Trial of Tolvaptan on HF Patients with Renal Impairment (K-STAR) was a multicenter, open-label, randomized, controlled prospective clinical trial that included 81 Japanese patients with CHF and residual signs of congestion despite oral furosemide treatment (≥40 mg/day)...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130810/outcomes-after-angiography-with-sodium-bicarbonate-and-acetylcysteine
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Steven D Weisbord, Martin Gallagher, Hani Jneid, Santiago Garcia, Alan Cass, Soe-Soe Thwin, Todd A Conner, Glenn M Chertow, Deepak L Bhatt, Kendrick Shunk, Chirag R Parikh, Edward O McFalls, Mary Brophy, Ryan Ferguson, Hongsheng Wu, Maria Androsenko, John Myles, James Kaufman, Paul M Palevsky
Background Intravenous sodium bicarbonate and oral acetylcysteine are widely used to prevent acute kidney injury and associated adverse outcomes after angiography without definitive evidence of their efficacy. Methods Using a 2-by-2 factorial design, we randomly assigned 5177 patients at high risk for renal complications who were scheduled for angiography to receive intravenous 1.26% sodium bicarbonate or intravenous 0.9% sodium chloride and 5 days of oral acetylcysteine or oral placebo; of these patients, 4993 were included in the modified intention-to-treat analysis...
November 12, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126416/adjunctive-use-of-physostigmine-salicylate-anticholium%C3%A2-in-perioperative-sepsis-and-septic-shock-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-monocentric-trial-anticholium%C3%A2-per-se
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Johannes B Zimmermann, Nadine Pinder, Thomas Bruckner, Monika Lehmann, Johann Motsch, Thorsten Brenner, Torsten Hoppe-Tichy, Stefanie Swoboda, Markus A Weigand, Stefan Hofer
BACKGROUND: Severe sepsis and septic shock remain a major challenge, even in modern intensive care. In Germany, about 68,000 patients die annually because of septic diseases, characterized by a complex systemic inflammatory response. Causal treatment of the underlying infection is essential for successful management of sepsis, but the course can be positively influenced by supportive and adjuvant measures. The cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway (CAP) represents a new approach to adjunctive therapy of septic diseases and can be pharmacologically activated by the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor physostigmine (Anticholium®)...
November 10, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123634/evaluation-of-effectiveness-of-photodynamic-therapy-with-low-level-diode-laser-in-nonsurgical-treatment-of-peri-implantitis
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Ehsan Birang, Mohammad Reza Talebi Ardekani, Mahboobeh Rajabzadeh, Gloria Sarmadi, Reza Birang, Norbert Gutknecht
Introduction: Side effects related to antibiotic therapy for peri-implantitis are rare in laser therapy (LT); therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of LT and photodynamic therapy (PDT) on patients with primary peri-implantitis. Methods: In this randomized clinical trial, 40 implants presenting primary peri-implantitis in 20 patients with a mean age of 52.6 years old were included using the simple sampling technique. Periodontal treatment comprising scaling and root planing (SRP) was accomplished for the whole mouth while mechanical debridement with titanium curettes and air polishing with sodium bicarbonate powder was accomplished around the implants...
2017: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122812/nebivolol-but-not-metoprolol-treatment-improves-endothelial-fibrinolytic-capacity-in-adults-with-elevated-blood-pressure
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Brian L Stauffer, Caitlin A Dow, Kyle J Diehl, Tyler D Bammert, Jared J Greiner, Christopher A DeSouza
BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelial fibrinolytic function is impaired in adults with prehypertension and hypertension and plays a mechanistic role in the development of atherothrombotic events. The influence of β-blockers on endothelial fibrinolysis is unknown. This study compared the effects of chronic nebivolol and metoprolol treatment on endothelial tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA) release in adults with elevated blood pressure (BP). METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty-four middle-aged adults (36% women) with elevated BP completed a 3-month, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial comparing nebivolol (5 mg/d), metoprolol succinate (100 mg/d), and placebo...
November 9, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120249/alcohol-addiction-the-safety-of-available-approved-treatment-options
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Mariangela Antonelli, Anna Ferrulli, Luisa Sestito, Gabriele A Vassallo, Claudia Tarli, Carolina Mosoni, Maria M Rando, Antonio Mirijello, Antonio Gasbarrini, Giovanni Addolorato
Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. At present disulfiram, naltrexone and acamprosate are approved for the treatment of AUD in U.S. and Europe. Nalmefene is approved in Europe and sodium oxybate is approved in Italy and Austria only. Baclofen received a "temporary recommendation for use" in France. Areas covered. The safety of the medications mentioned above on liver, digestive system, kidney function, nervous system, pregnancy and lactation and their possible side effects are described and discussed...
November 9, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119585/effects-of-dopamine-receptor-antagonist-antipsychotic-therapy-on-blood-pressure
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REVIEW
N H Gonsai, V H Amin, C G Mendpara, R Speth, G M Hale
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Hypertension, a major risk factor for adverse cardiovascular events, such as stroke and myocardial infarction, affects 80 million American adults. The aetiology of hypertension is multifaceted and difficult to identify. Dopamine receptors, especially those in the kidneys, play a role in blood pressure regulation, and alterations in their function can cause hypertension. The objective of this review was to investigate the association between the use of dopamine antagonists with hypertension focusing especially on second-generation antipsychotics, like clozapine that is D4 receptor antagonist...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119483/low-level-laser-therapy-for-xerostomia-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-randomized-trial
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Tania Fidelix, Adriano Czapkowski, Sergio Azjen, Adagmar Andriolo, Pedro Horvath Neto, Virgínia Trevisani
To evaluate the effectiveness of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in the treatment of xerostomia in primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS), a randomized clinical trial of patients with dry mouth symptoms associated with primary SS receiving care at a university hospital was conducted. Sixty-six patients were randomly assigned with a 1:1 allocation ratio to receive LLLT (laser group, n = 33) or placebo treatment (placebo group, n = 33). Patients in the laser group received LLLT twice a week for 6 weeks, for a total of 12 treatment sessions...
November 9, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114733/sodium-oxybate-for-excessive-daytime-sleepiness-and-sleep-disturbance-in-parkinson-disease-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Fabian Büchele, Marc Hackius, Sebastian R Schreglmann, Wolfgang Omlor, Esther Werth, Angelina Maric, Lukas L Imbach, Stefan Hägele-Link, Daniel Waldvogel, Christian R Baumann
Importance: Sleep-wake disorders are a common and debilitating nonmotor manifestation of Parkinson disease (PD), but treatment options are scarce. Objective: To determine whether nocturnal administration of sodium oxybate, a first-line treatment in narcolepsy, is effective and safe for excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and disturbed nighttime sleep in patients with PD. Design, Setting, and Participants: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover phase 2a study carried out between January 9, 2015, and February 24, 2017...
November 6, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109316/evaluation-and-comparison-between-formocresol-and-sodium-hypochlorite-as-pulpotomy-medicament-a-randomized-study
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Shikhar P Chauhan, Mukesh Gupta, Hina Ahmed, Ravish Tongya, Dheeraj Sharma, Bhanu Chugh
INTRODUCTION: Pulpotomy is the most common treatment to preserve vitality of cariously exposed molars. Various pulpotomy medicaments used should be antimicrobial, should help in healing without damaging surrounding tissue, and should not affect eruption of permanent teeth. Thus, this study was conducted to evaluate and compare the clinical and radiographic outcomes of formocresol (FC) and sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) in primary molars. The aim of this randomized study was to compare the clinical and radiographic success rate of FC and 5% NaOCl as a pulpotomy medicament in primary molars...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108664/the-effect-of-acute-and-7-days-dietary-nitrate-on-mechanical-efficiency-exercise-performance-and-cardiac-biomarkers-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Rosanne J H C G Beijers, Stephanie M D Huysmans, Coby van de Bool, Boris R M Kingma, Lex B Verdijk, Luc J C van Loon, Steven J R Meex, Harry R Gosker, Annemie M W J Schols
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Many COPD patients have a reduced exercise capacity and mechanical efficiency and are at increased cardiometabolic risk. This study aimed to assess acute and 7-days effects of dietary nitrate on mechanical efficiency, exercise performance and cardiac biomarkers in patients with COPD. METHODS: This double-blind, randomized cross-over placebo controlled trial included 20 mild-to-moderate COPD patients (66.6 ± 7.5 years) with moderate exercise impairments and decreased mechanical efficiency, normal BMI (26 ± 3 kg/m(2)) but high prevalence of abdominal obesity (83...
October 31, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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