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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526233/keratinocyte-growth-factor-for-the-treatment-of-the-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-kare-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-2-trial
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Daniel F McAuley, Lj Mark Cross, Umar Hamid, Evie Gardner, J Stuart Elborn, Kathy M Cullen, Ahilanandan Dushianthan, Michael Pw Grocott, Michael A Matthay, Cecilia M O'Kane
BACKGROUND: Data from in-vitro, animal, and human lung injury models suggest that keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) might be beneficial in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The objective of this trial was to investigate the effect of KGF in patients with ARDS. METHODS: We did a double-blind, allocation concealed, randomised, placebo-controlled phase 2 trial in two intensive care units in the UK, involving patients fulfilling the American-European Consensus Conference Definition of ARDS...
May 16, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524098/sglt2-inhibitors-as-a-therapeutic-option-for-diabetic-nephropathy
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REVIEW
Daiji Kawanami, Keiichiro Matoba, Yusuke Takeda, Yosuke Nagai, Tomoyo Akamine, Tamotsu Yokota, Kazunori Sango, Kazunori Utsunomiya
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a major cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) worldwide. Glycemic and blood pressure (BP) control are important but not sufficient to attenuate the incidence and progression of DN. Sodium-glucose cotransporter (SGLT) 2 inhibitors are a new class of glucose-lowering agent suggested to exert renoprotective effects in glucose lowering-dependent and independent fashions. Experimental studies have shown that SGLT2 inhibitors attenuate DN in animal models of both type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D), indicating a potential renoprotective effect beyond glucose reduction...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523370/use-of-tolvaptan-vs-furosemide-in-older-patients-with-heart-failure-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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W-L Huang, Y Yang, J Yang, J Yang, H-B Wang, X-L Xiong, Y-F Zhang
BACKGROUND: It is not known whether older patients with acute heart failure (HF) receiving tolvaptan have decreased mortality rates and a better long-term prognosis than patients who receive furosemide. We conducted a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to address this issue. METHODS: The Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases were searched for English-language RCTs published before September 2016 comparing tolvaptan with furosemide treatment in older patients (>65 years old) after acute HF...
May 18, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522675/effects-of-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibitors-on-24-hour-ambulatory-blood-pressure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
William L Baker, Leo F Buckley, Michael S Kelly, John D Bucheit, Eric D Parod, Roy Brown, Salvatore Carbone, Antonio Abbate, Dave L Dixon
BACKGROUND: Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are a novel class of antihyperglycemic agents that improve glycemic control by increasing glycosuria. Additional benefits beyond glucose lowering include significant improvements in seated clinic blood pressure (BP), partly attributed to their diuretic-like actions. Less known are the effects of this class on 24-hour ambulatory BP, which is a better predictor of cardiovascular risk than seated clinic BP. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials to investigate the effects of SGLT2 inhibitors on 24-hour ambulatory BP...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522450/lower-risk-of-heart-failure-and-death-in-patients-initiated-on-sglt-2-inhibitors-versus-other-glucose-lowering-drugs-the-cvd-real-study
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Mikhail Kosiborod, Matthew A Cavender, Alex Z Fu, John P Wilding, Kamlesh Khunti, Reinhard W Holl, Anna Norhammar, Kåre I Birkeland, Marit Jørgensen, Marcus Thuresson, Niki Arya, Johan Bodegård, Niklas Hammar, Peter Fenici
Background -Reduction in cardiovascular death and hospitalization for heart failure (HHF) was recently reported with the sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitor (SGLT-2i) empagliflozin in type 2 diabetes patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. We compared HHF and death in patients newly initiated on any SGLT-2i versus other glucose lowering drugs (oGLDs) in six countries to determine if these benefits are seen in real-world practice, and across SGLT-2i class. Methods -Data were collected via medical claims, primary care/hospital records and national registries from the US, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and the UK...
May 18, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516057/comparison-of-atracurium-and-methocarbamol-for-preventing-succinylcholine-induced-muscle-fasciculation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Gholamreza Shabanian, Mohammadreza Shabanian, Alireza Shabanian, Saeid Heidari-Soureshjani
Fasciculation is a minor adverse effect of succinylcholine and may be an unpleasant experience for patient. The aim of this study was to compare the use of atracurium and methocarbamol to decrease the occurrence and severity of succinylcholine-induced muscle fasciculation. Fifty-nine adults with American Society of Anesthesiologists I or II hospitalized for elective surgery were randomly assigned to two groups: Group A (n = 29) who received succinylcholine 1 mg/kg body weight (BW) intravenously followed by 0...
April 2017: Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512540/the-effects-of-three-remineralizing-agents-on-regression-of-white-spot-lesions-in-children-a-two-week-single-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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Masoumeh Ebrahimi, Maryam Mehrabkhani, Farzaneh Ahrari, Iman Parisay, Maliheh Jahantigh
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the effect of three remineralizing agents on improving white spot lesions (WSLs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This clinical trial included children who had at least one WSL on anterior teeth of upper or lower jaws. The participants were randomly assigned to 4 groups by treatment: 1) a cream containing casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate and fluoride (MI Paste Plus); 2) a cream containing hydroxyapatite and fluoride (Remin Pro); 3) a 2% sodium fluoride gel; and 4) usual home care (control)...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509725/telmisartan-and-hydrochlorothiazide-antihypertensive-treatment-in-high-sodium-intake-population-a-randomized-double-blind-trial
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Puhong Zhang, Hongyi Wang, Lei Sun, Jing Zhang, Yang Xi, Yangfeng Wu, Lijing L Yan, Xian Li, Ningling Sun
OBJECTIVES: To compare the blood pressure (BP)-lowering effects of telmisartan 40 mg/day and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) 25 mg/day in high sodium intake patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension in China. METHODS: In this randomized, double-blind trial, eligible patients were randomly divided into telmisartan and HCTZ groups with three follow-ups scheduled on days 15, 30, and 60 after enrollment to compare BP decrease, hypokalemia, and other adverse events after intervention...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507569/effects-of-a-novel-ascorbate-based-protocol-on-infarct-size-and-ventricle-function-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-angioplasty
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Cristóbal Ramos, Roberto Brito, Jaime González-Montero, Nicolás Valls, Juan G Gormaz, Juan C Prieto, Rubén Aguayo, Ángel Puentes, Viviana Noriega, Gonzalo Pereira, Tamara Palavecino, Ramón Rodrigo
INTRODUCTION: This study was designed to test the hypothesis that high-dose ascorbate prior to reperfusion followed by low chronic oral doses ameliorate myocardial reperfusion injury (MRI) in acute myocardial infarction patients subjected to primary percutaneous coronary angioplasty (PCA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled and multicenter clinical trial was performed on acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients who underwent PCA...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502744/effect-of-high-dose-sodium-selenite-in-cardiac-surgery-patients-a%C3%A2-randomized-controlled-bi-center-trial
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Tanja Schmidt, Hans Pargger, Esther Seeberger, Friedemann Eckhart, Stefanie von Felten, Christoph Haberthür
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Cardiac surgery is accompanied by oxidative stress and systemic inflammatory response, which may be associated with organ dysfunction and increased mortality. Selenium and selenoenzymes are important constituents of anti-oxidative defense. We hypothesized that high-dose sodium selenite supplementation can attenuate the postoperative inflammation and might, therefore, improve clinical outcome. METHODS: Randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded, bi-center study on 411 adult patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery...
May 2, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501343/changes-of-renal-sinus-fat-and-renal-parenchymal-fat-during-an-18-month-randomized-weight-loss-trial
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Hila Zelicha, Dan Schwarzfuchs, Ilan Shelef, Yftach Gepner, Gal Tsaban, Lilac Tene, Anat Yaskolka Meir, Avital Bilitzky, Oded Komy, Noa Cohen, Nitzan Bril, Michal Rein, Dana Serfaty, Shira Kenigsbuch, Yoash Chassidim, Benjamin Sarusi, Joachim Thiery, Uta Ceglarek, Michael Stumvoll, Matthias Blüher, Yosef S Haviv, Meir J Stampfer, Assaf Rudich, Iris Shai
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Data regarding the role of kidney adiposity, its clinical implications, and its dynamics during weight-loss are sparse. We investigated the effect of long-term weight-loss induced intervention diets on dynamics of renal-sinus-fat, an ectopic fat depot, and %renal-parenchymal-fat, lipid accumulation within the renal parenchyma. METHODS: We randomized 278 participants with abdominal obesity/dyslipidemia to low-fat or Mediterranean/low-carbohydrate diets, with or without exercise...
May 2, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490912/update-on-the-treatment-of-narcolepsy-clinical-efficacy-of-pitolisant
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REVIEW
Michael W Calik
Narcolepsy is a neurological disease that affects 1 in 2,000 individuals and is characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). In 60-70% of individuals with narcolepsy, it is also characterized by cataplexy or a sudden loss of muscle tone that is triggered by positive or negative emotions. Narcolepsy decreases the quality of life of the afflicted individuals. Currently used drugs treat EDS alone (modafinil/armodafinil, methylphenidate, and amphetamine), cataplexy alone ("off-label" use of antidepressants), or both EDS and cataplexy (sodium oxybate)...
2017: Nature and Science of Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487354/preventive-strategies-for-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-procedures-evidence-from-a-hierarchical-bayesian-network-meta-analysis-of-124-trials-and-28%C3%A2-240-patients
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Daniele Giacoppo, Giuseppe Gargiulo, Sergio Buccheri, Patrizia Aruta, Robert A Byrne, Salvatore Cassese, George Dangas, Adnan Kastrati, Roxana Mehran, Corrado Tamburino, Davide Capodanno
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of currently available effective preventive strategies for contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI) is a matter of debate. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a Bayesian random-effects network meta-analysis of 124 trials (28 240 patients) comparing a total of 10 strategies: saline, statin, N-acetylcysteine (NAC), sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3), NAC+NaHCO3, ascorbic acid, xanthine, dopaminergic agent, peripheral ischemic preconditioning, and natriuretic peptide...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483748/cardiovascular-safety-outcomes-of-new-antidiabetic-therapies
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Marlys H LeBras, Arden R Barry, Sheri L Koshman
PURPOSE: The cardiovascular safety outcomes of newer antidiabetic agents were reviewed. SUMMARY: Seven randomized, placebo-controlled trials involving patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus with or at risk for cardiovascular disease were reviewed. The trials examined the cardiovascular safety outcomes of the following agents: alogliptin, saxagliptin, and sitagliptin (dipeptidyl peptidase-4 [DPP-4] inhibitors); liraglutide, lixisenatide, and semaglutide (glucagon-like peptide-1 agonists); and empagliflozin (a sodium glucose cotransport-2 inhibitor)...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482869/intravenous-iron-sucrose-v-s-oral-ferrous-fumarate-for-treatment-of-anemia-in-pregnancy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Shruti B Bhavi, Purushottam B Jaju
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy, safety and tolerability of intravenous iron sucrose with that of oral ferrous fumarate in iron deficiency anemia during 14 to 34 weeks of pregnancy. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was performed involving 112 patients attending the antenatal clinic at Shri B.M.Patil Medical college Hospital, Bijapur from October 2011 to August 2012,with hemoglobin levels between 70-110 g/L and serum ferritin of < 15 ng/ml...
May 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478984/randomized-clinical-trial-of-2-nonvital-tooth-bleaching-techniques-a-1-year-follow-up
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Diogo Pedrollo Lise, Gustavo Siedschlag, Jussara Karina Bernardon, Luiz Narciso Baratieri
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Controlled clinical trials comparing the effectiveness of the walking bleaching (WB) technique and the inside-outside (I-O) technique used in a short daily regimen are lacking. PURPOSE: The purpose of this randomized clinical trial was to investigate the effectiveness of WB with that of the I-O technique conducted over 4 weeks and to compare color changes after 1 year. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Discolored and endodontically treated anterior teeth received a cervical seal and were randomly divided into groups according to the technique...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475081/effectiveness-of-silver-diamine-fluoride-in-caries-prevention-and-arrest-a-systematic-literature-review
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Violeta Contreras, Milagros J Toro, Augusto R Elías-Boneta, Angeliz Encarnación-Burgos
This study aimed to evaluate the scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) in preventing and arresting caries in the primary dentition and permanent first molars. A systematic review (SR) was performed by 2 independent reviewers using 3 electronic databases (PubMed, ScienceDirect, and Scopus). The database search employed the following key words: "topical fluorides" AND "children" AND "clinical trials"; "topical fluorides" OR "silver diamine fluoride" AND "randomized controlled trial"; "silver diamine fluoride" AND "children" OR "primary dentition" AND "tooth decay"; "silver diamine fluoride" OR "sodium fluoride varnish" AND "early childhood caries"; and "silver diamine fluoride" AND "children"...
May 2017: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469486/a-double-blind-active-controlled-clinical-trial-of-sodium-bicarbonate-and-calcium-gluconate-in-the-treatment-of-bilateral-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee
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María Del Carmen Caamaño, Sandra García-Padilla, Miguel Ángel Duarte-Vázquez, Karla Elena González-Romero, Jorge L Rosado
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of intra-articular injections of sodium bicarbonate with a single (SBCG1) or double dose (SBCG2) of calcium gluconate administered monthly compared with methylprednisolone (MP) for treatment of knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: A 3-month, randomized, double-blind clinical trial with patients diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis (OA). The outcome variables were the Western Ontario-McMaster University Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) and the Lequesne functional index...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459027/long-term-efficacy-and-safety-of-empagliflozin-monotherapy-in-drug-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-in-indian-subgroup-results-from-a-76-week-extension-trial-of-phase-iii-double-blind-randomized-study
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Sunil Gupta, Shehla Shaikh, Pooja Joshi, Shraddha Bhure, Viraj Suvarna
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Empagliflozin, a sodium glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor, was recently evaluated in a randomized, controlled trial (RCT) in drug-naïve Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients managed on diet and exercise therapy. Efficacy and safety of empagliflozin in Indian subgroup of patients from a 76-week extension study of the initial multicentric RCT are reported in this article. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, patients were randomized to empagliflozin 10 mg (E10, n = 24), empagliflozin 25 mg (E25, n = 29), placebo (n = 28) and sitagliptin 100 mg (S100, n = 27)...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449690/daily-home-fortification-with-iron-as-ferrous-fumarate-versus-nafeedta-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-non-inferiority-trial-in-kenyan-children
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Emily M Teshome, Pauline E A Andang'o, Victor Osoti, Sofie R Terwel, Walter Otieno, Ayşe Y Demir, Andrew M Prentice, Hans Verhoef
BACKGROUND: We aimed to show the non-inferiority of home fortification with a daily dose of 3 mg iron in the form of iron as ferric sodium ethylenediaminetetraacetate (NaFeEDTA) compared with 12.5 mg iron as encapsulated ferrous fumarate in Kenyan children aged 12-36 months. In addition, we updated a recent meta-analysis to assess the efficacy of home fortification with iron-containing powders, with a view to examining diversity in trial results. METHODS: We gave chemoprevention by dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine, albendazole and praziquantel to 338 afebrile children with haemoglobin concentration ≥70 g/L...
April 28, 2017: BMC Medicine
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