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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719901/patient-related-benefits-for-adults-with-cochlear-implantation-a-multicultural-longitudinal-observational-study
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Thomas Lenarz, Lida Muller, Hanna Czerniejewska-Wolska, Hector Vallés Varela, César Orús Dotú, Marcin Durko, Alicia Huarte Irujo, Bartosz Piszczatowski, Marek Zadrożniak, Colin Irwin, Petra L Graham, Josie Wyss
OBJECTIVES: To assess subjectively perceived, real-world benefits longitudinally for unilateral cochlear implant (CI) recipients in a multinational population treated routinely. To identify possible predictors of self-reported benefits. DESIGN: This was a prospective, multicenter, repeated-measures study. Self-assessment of performance at preimplantation and postimplantation at 1, 2, and 3 years using standardized, validated, local language versions of the Speech, Spatial, and Qualities of Hearing Scale (SSQ), and the Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3) was performed...
July 19, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719716/the-sophono-bone-conduction-system-surgical-audiologic-and-quality-of-life-outcomes
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Timothy Mclean, Irumee Pai, Andrew Philipatos, Michael Gordon
We prospectively evaluated the surgical, audiologic, and quality-of-life outcomes in 5 patients-2 men and 3 women, aged 22 to 64 years (mean: 41.8)-who were implanted with the Sophono Alpha 2 MPO Processor. The indications for implantation of this bone-conduction device included recurrent ear canal infections with hearing aids (n = 3), single-sided deafness (n = 1), and patient preference in view of difficulty using a conventional hearing aid (n = 1). In addition to the patient with single-sided deafness, 3 patients had a bilateral mixed hearing loss and 1 had a bilateral conductive hearing loss...
July 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719555/the-influence-of-shortening-on-clinical-outcome-in-healed-displaced-midshaft-clavicular-fractures-after-nonoperative-treatment
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E B Goudie, N D Clement, I R Murray, C R Lawrence, M Wilson, A J Brooksbank, C M Robinson
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate the effect of clavicular shortening, measured with 3-dimensional computed tomography (3DCT), on functional outcomes and satisfaction in patients with healed displaced midshaft clavicular fractures up to 1 year following injury. METHODS: The data used in this study were collected as part of a multicenter, prospective randomized controlled trial of open reduction and plate fixation compared with nonoperative treatment for acute, displaced midshaft clavicular factures...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719537/the-effect-of-slt-laser-application-on-iris-to-treat-sectorial-heterochromia-a-promising-technique
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Ayhan Basoglu, Uğur Çelik
The purpose of this study is to report a new and promising method for changing iris color in a sectorial heterochromia iridis patient. A 22-year-old man with a complaint of innate color disparity between his eyes presented to our clinic to seek medical advice. He underwent a comprehensive ophthalmic examination, including visual acuity, biomicroscopy, fundoscopy, intraocular pressure measurements, endothelial cell count, and evaluation of iridocorneal angle. The causes of acquired heterochromia were excluded...
July 14, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719507/the-relationship-between-chronic-pain-and-neurocognitive-function-a-systematic-review
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Diana M Higgins, Aaron M Martin, Dewleen G Baker, Jennifer J Vasterling, Victoria Risbrough
OBJECTIVE: Understanding the relationship between chronic pain and neurocognition has important implications for the assessment and treatment of pain. This paper provides an overview of the current literature examining the neurocognition-chronic pain relationship and suggests future avenues of research, along with a discussion of clinical implications of the literature findings. Consideration of potential moderators and mediators of this relationship, as well as a brief discussion of the importance of future research in special populations at particular risk for these problems, are also a focus of this paper...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719405/clinical-outcomes-1-year-after-empiric-131i-therapy-for-hyperthyroid-disorders-real-life-experience-and-predictive-factors-of-functional-response
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Lavinia Vija Racaru, Charlotte Fontan, Mathilde Bauriaud-Mallet, Séverine Brillouet, Olivier Caselles, Slimane Zerdoud, Delphine Bastié, Delphine Vallot, Philippe Caron, Manuel Bardiès, Frederic Courbon
: Radioiodine is a therapeutic option in Europe for Graves' disease (GD) and toxic multinodular goiter (MNG). PURPOSE: To compare empiric and calculated I activities using 2013 EANM recommendations. To look for predictive factors of therapeutic response to an empiric activity of I. To assess clinical situations favoring calculated treatment modalities. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Prospective monocentric study of clinical outcomes at 1 year follow-up in 86 patients with GD and MNG who received empiric I therapeutic activities (348-939 MBq)...
July 17, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719370/simple-preparation-of-timolol-0-5-gel-from-eye-drop-solution-for-superficial-infantile-hemangiomas
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Winnie Choo
The discovery of beta-adrenergic blocker effects on infantile hemangiomas has affected the choice of treatment in recent years. Oral propranolol is effective in treating infantile hemangiomas, but the risk of systemic side effects remains a concern. Data from literature review reported positive clinical outcomes with no major adverse effects observed in children using topical beta-blocker such as timolol maleate. Topical application of timolol eye drop has been mentioned in few studies, most of which reported that the solution cannot stay on the site of application due to its fluidity...
July 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719132/endometrial-biopsy-american-college-of-nurse-midwives
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Endometrial biopsy can be used to diagnose endometrial hyperplasia, endometrial cancer, and uterine infections. This cost-effective procedure has minimal side effects, and complications are rare. The purpose of this clinical bulletin is to provide clinicians with guidance about endometrial biopsy including the procedure's advantages and disadvantages, indications and contraindications, and side effects. In addition, step-by-step instructions for performing endometrial biopsy, the equipment required, selection of sampling devices, and care before and after the procedure are discussed...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719091/multimodal-analgesia-as-an-alternative-to-the-risks-of-opioid-monotherapy-in-surgical-pain-management
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John J Savarese, Norman G Tabler
Clinicians have long been aware of the danger of overreliance on opioids to manage acute pain, such as the pain accompanying surgery. The risk of adverse drug events is higher with opioids than with any other common class of drugs. Overreliance on opioids increases length of stay and hospital costs, while decreasing patient satisfaction. Opioids can lead to problems that continue well after discharge, including chronic pain, abuse and addiction, and even death. Increasingly, prescribed opioids have proved to lead to heroin addiction...
July 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719029/directly-observed-therapy-of-sofosbuvir-ribavirin-peginterferon-with-minimal-monitoring-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-in-people-with-a-history-of-drug-use-in-chennai-india-c-dot
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Sunil S Solomon, Mark S Sulkowski, Pradeep Amrose, Aylur K Srikrishnan, Allison M McFall, Balakrishnan Ramasamy, Muniratnam S Kumar, Santhanam Anand, David L Thomas, Shruti H Mehta
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We assessed the feasibility of field-based directly observed therapy (DOT) with minimal monitoring to deliver HCV treatment to people with a history of drug use in Chennai, India. METHODS: 50 participants were randomized 1:1 to sofosbuvir + peginterferon alfa 2a + ribavirin (SOF+PR) for 12 weeks (Arm 1) vs. sofosbuvir + ribavirin (SOF+R) for 24 weeks (Arm 2). SOF+R was delivered daily at participant chosen venues and weekly peginterferon injections at the study clinic...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719024/the-immunoproteasome-an-old-player-with-a-novel-and-emerging-role-in-alloimmunity
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S K Eskandari, M A J Seelen, G Lin, J R Azzi
Modern treatment strategies for the maintenance of allograft acceptance frequently target ubiquitously-expressed pathways, leading to significant side-effects and poor long-term allograft outcomes. Constitutive proteasome inhibitors, which have recently been introduced for the treatment of antibody-mediated rejection, target the ubiquitously-expressed proteasome. To limit off-target effects and serious mechanism-based toxicity, however, these inhibitors are administered intermittently and suboptimally. Immunoproteasomes, which are an inducible subset of proteasomes enriched in immune cells, replace constitutive proteasomes after cell exposure to proinflammatory cytokines such as interferon-γ...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719008/comparative-efficacy-and-safety-of-gemigliptin-versus-linagliptin-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-with-renal-impairment-a-40-week-extension-of-the-guard-randomized-study
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Sang Youb Han, Sun Ae Yoon, Byoung Geun Han, Sung Gyun Kim, Young-Il Jo, Kyung Hwan Jeong, Kook-Hwan Oh, Hyeong Cheon Park, Sun-Hee Park, Shin-Wook Kang, Ki-Ryang Na, Sun Woo Kang, Nam-Ho Kim, Younghwan Jang, Bogyeong Kim, Seonghye Shin, Dae Ryong Cha
AIMS: The present extension study evaluated the long-term safety and efficacy of gemigliptin during a 40-week follow-up period after a 12-week study. METHODS: The main study was a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded, phase IIIb study in which 50 mg of gemigliptin (N = 66) or placebo (N = 66) was administered to patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with moderate or severe renal impairment over a 12-week period. Patients with a glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) level of 7-11% and an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 15-59 mL/min/1...
July 18, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718878/deep-brain-and-cortical-stimulation-for-epilepsy
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Mathieu Sprengers, Kristl Vonck, Evelien Carrette, Anthony G Marson, Paul Boon
BACKGROUND: Despite optimal medical treatment, including epilepsy surgery, many epilepsy patients have uncontrolled seizures. Since the 1970s interest has grown in invasive intracranial neurostimulation as a treatment for these patients. Intracranial stimulation includes both deep brain stimulation (DBS) (stimulation through depth electrodes) and cortical stimulation (subdural electrodes). This is an updated version of a previous Cochrane review published in 2014. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability of DBS and cortical stimulation for refractory epilepsy based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
July 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718729/the-novel-autophagy-inhibitor-elaiophylin-exerts-antitumor-activity-against-multiple-myeloma-with-mutant-tp53-in-part-through-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-induced-apoptosis
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Wang Gaoxiang, Zhou Pan, Chen Xing, Lei Zhao, Tan Jiaqi, Yang Yang, Yong Fang, Jianfeng Zhou
Elaiophylin is a natural compound and a novel and potent inhibitor of late stage autophagy with outstanding antitumor activity in human ovarian cancer cells. However, the possible biological effects and functional linkage between elaiophylin and multiple myeloma (MM) have not been explored. This study aimed to assess the effect of elaiophylin on MM cells with mutant TP53 and the possible molecular mechanism. The results suggested that elaiophylin exerted anti-myeloma activity by inducing apoptosis and proliferation arrest...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718727/effects-of-palonosetron-and-ondansetron-on-preventing-nausea-and-vomiting-after-laparoscopic-surgery
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Qili Liu, Chengmao Zhou, Zeqing Bao, Yu Zhu
Background This meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of palonosetron and ondansetron in preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery with general anesthesia. Methods We searched for randomized controlled clinical trials in PubMed, Embase, and The Cochrane Library. Results Nine studies were enrolled in this meta-analysis and showed no statistically significant difference between palonosetron and ondansetron in the prevention of PONV in the first 24 hours after surgery (relative risk [RR], 0...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718688/effect-of-adjunctive-ranitidine-for-antipsychotic-induced-weight-gain-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-placebo-controlled-trials
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Xiao-Jing Gu, Rui Chen, Chen-Hui Sun, Wei Zheng, Xin-Hu Yang, Shi-Bin Wang, Gabor S Ungvari, Chee H Ng, Andrei Golenkov, Grace K I Lok, Lu Li, Ines H I Chow, Fei Wang, Yu-Tao Xiang
This study was a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of ranitidine as an adjunct for antipsychotic-induced weight gain in patients with schizophrenia. RCTs reporting weight gain or metabolic side effects in patients with schizophrenia were included. Case reports/series, non-randomized or observational studies, reviews, and meta-analyses were excluded. The primary outcome measures were body mass index (BMI) (kg/m(2)) and body weight (kg). Four RCTs with five study arms were identified and analyzed...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718685/comparison-of-patient-outcomes-with-and-without-stenting-tube-in-pancreaticoduodenectomy
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Xiong Bin, Bai Lian, Gong Jianping, Tu Bin
Objective To evaluate the clinical effect of different pancreaticojejunostomy techniques in the treatment of pancreaticoduodenectomy and investigate the applicability of pancreaticojejunostomy without pancreatic duct stenting. Methods From January 2012 to December 2015, 87 patients who underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy were randomly assigned to either Group A (duct-to-mucosa anastomosis with pancreatic duct stenting, n = 43) or Group B (pancreas-jejunum end-to-side anastomosis without stenting (n = 44)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718673/ameliorative-effect-of-gallic-acid-in-doxorubicin-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-wistar-rats-through-antioxidant-defense-system
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Temidayo Olutayo Omobowale, Ademola Adetokunbo Oyagbemi, Uchechukwu Enwiwe Ajufo, Olumuyima Abiola Adejumobi, Olufunke Eunice Ola-Davies, Adeolu Alex Adedapo, Momoh Audu Yakubu
Hepatotoxicity has been found to be one of the main side effects associated with doxorubicin (Dox) administration in cancer therapy. The aim of the present study was to examine the ameliorative effect of gallic acid (GA) in Dox-induced hepatotoxicity. Sixty male Wistar rats of 10 rats per group were used in this study and were randomly divided into 6 experimental groups (A-F). Rats in Group A served as the control group and received distilled water orally for 7 days; Group B was given Dox at 15 mg/kg body weight intraperitoneally (IP) on Day 8...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718588/-spinal-injection-risks-and-side-effects
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Evangelia Passia, Stéphane Genevay
The efficacy of spinal injection for chronic spinal pain is dubious for most conditions. They are however frequently prescribed. Side effects are poorly reported in the literature. In addition to benign and transient problems, serious and lethal side effects have been reported due to infection, hematoma or central and spinal cord infarctions which could be related to intravascular injection of corticoids. Although their frequency is excessively low, they should be discussed with every patient before prescription and should be mentioned in the consent form...
March 8, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718586/-adverse-events-of-biologic-therapies
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Gregory Fleury, Cem Gabay
Biological therapies have revolutionized the management and the outcome of patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases. The prescription and the number of patients under biotherapies have greatly increased. Unfortunately, these treatments are occasionally accompanied by side effects usually reversible upon treatment discontinuation. Some are preventable or can be reduced, including through the screening and prevention (tuberculosis screening, vaccination…). It is important to be aware of these different side effects to adapt the prescription of biologics according to the patient's profile (history of infection, malignancy, heart failure…)...
March 8, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
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