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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719841/risk-of-treatment-related-mortality-in-cancer-patients-treated-with-ipilimumab-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sheng Zhang, Fei Liang, Wenfeng Li, Qing Wang
BACKGROUND: Fatal adverse events (FAEs) have been reported in cancer patients receiving ipilimumab-a monoclonal antibody against cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4, but the risk of treatment-related mortality is unknown. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of ipilimumab to determine the overall risk of FAEs associated with ipilimumab. METHODS: We systematically searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane CENTRAL, ClinicalTrial...
July 15, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719151/staged-treatment-in-early-psychosis-a-sequential-multiple-assignment-randomised-trial-of-interventions-for-ultra-high-risk-of-psychosis-patients
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REVIEW
Barnaby Nelson, G Paul Amminger, Hok Pan Yuen, Nicky Wallis, Melissa J Kerr, Lisa Dixon, Cameron Carter, Rachel Loewy, Tara A Niendam, Martha Shumway, Sarah Morris, Julie Blasioli, Patrick D McGorry
AIM: Previous research indicates that preventive intervention is likely to benefit patients "at risk" of psychosis, in terms of functional improvement, symptom reduction and delay or prevention of onset of threshold psychotic disorder. The primary aim of the current study is to test outcomes of ultra high risk (UHR) patients, primarily functional outcome, in response to a sequential intervention strategy consisting of support and problem solving (SPS), cognitive-behavioural case management and antidepressant medication...
July 18, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719014/bioavailability-and-tolerability-of-nebulised-dexamethasone-sodium-phosphate-in-adult-horses
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A D Haspel, S Giguère, K A Hart, L J Berghaus, J L Davis
BACKGROUND: Nebulisation of the injectable dexamethasone sodium phosphate (DSP) would offer an inexpensive way of delivering a potent corticosteroid directly to the lungs of horses with asthma. However, this approach would be advantageous only if systemic absorption is minimal and if the preservatives present in the formulation do not induce airway inflammation. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the bioavailability of nebulised DSP and to determine whether it induces airway inflammation or hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression in healthy adult horses...
July 18, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718828/tobacco-harm-reduction-with-vaporised-nicotine-thrive-the-study-protocol-of-an-uncontrolled-feasibility-study-of-novel-nicotine-replacement-products-among-people-living-with-hiv-who-smoke
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Stephanie Bell, Judith Dean, Charles Gilks, Mark A Boyd, Lisa Fitzgerald, Allyson Mutch, Peter Baker, Graham Neilsen, Coral E Gartner
Smoking is a leading cause of morbidity and premature mortality among people living with HIV (PLHIV), who have high rates of tobacco smoking. Vaporised nicotine products (VNPs) are growing in popularity as a quit aid and harm reduction tool. However, little is known about their acceptability and use among PLHIV. Using a pragmatic, uncontrolled, mixed methods design this exploratory clinical trial aims to examine the feasibility of conducting a powered randomised clinical trial of VNPs as a smoking cessation and harm reduction intervention among vulnerable populations, such as PLHIV who smoke tobacco...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718506/felbamate-as-an-add-on-therapy-for-refractory-partial-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Li Li Shi, JianCheng Dong, HengJian Ni, JinSong Geng, Taixiang Wu
BACKGROUND: This review is an update of a previously published review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Issue 7, 2014) on 'Felbamate as an add-on therapy for refractory epilepsy'. Epilepsy is a chronic and disabling neurologic disorder, affecting approximately 1% of the population. Up to 30% of people with epilepsy have seizures that are resistant to currently available drugs. Felbamate is one of the second-generation antiepileptic drugs and we have assessed its effects as an add-on therapy to standard drugs in this review...
July 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718073/a-randomised-phase-ii-iii-study-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-orally-administered-oxalobacter-formigenes-to-treat-primary-hyperoxaluria
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Dawn Milliner, Bernd Hoppe, Jaap Groothoff
Primary hyperoxaluria (PH) patients overproduce oxalate because of rare genetic errors in glyoxylate metabolism. Recurrent urolithiasis and/or progressive nephrocalcinosis are PH hallmarks and can lead to kidney damage, systemic oxalosis and death. Based on previous studies, we hypothesised that treatment with the oxalate-metabolizing bacterium Oxalobacter formigenes would mediate active elimination of oxalate from the plasma to the intestine of PH patients, thereby reducing urinary oxalate excretion (Uox)...
July 17, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717908/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-laparoscopic-versus-open-appendicectomy-in-adults-with-complicated-appendicitis-an-update-of-the-literature
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Christos Athanasiou, Sonia Lockwood, Georgios A Markides
AIMS: To review and compare the outcomes of laparoscopic (LA) versus open appendicectomy (OA) in complicated appendicitis in adult patients, eight years after the last literature review. METHODS: The PRISMA guidelines were adhered to. Pre-defined inclusion and exclusion criteria were used to search the PubMed, Scopus and Cochrane databases and extract relevant data. Methodological and quality assessment was undertaken with outcome meta-analysis and subgroup analyses of methodological quality, type of study and year of study...
July 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717143/fish-oil-supplementation-to-rats-fed-high-fat-diet-during-pregnancy-prevents-development-of-impaired-insulin-sensitivity-in-male-adult-offspring
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Benjamin B Albert, Mark H Vickers, Clint Gray, Clare M Reynolds, Stephanie A Segovia, José G B Derraik, Manohar L Garg, David Cameron-Smith, Paul L Hofman, Wayne S Cutfield
We examined whether maternal fish oil supplementation during pregnancy could prevent development of insulin resistance in adult male offspring of rat dams fed a high-fat diet. Time-mated Sprague-Dawley rat dams were randomised into four treatment groups: Con-Con, dams fed a control diet (fat: 15% kcal) and administered water by gavage; Con-FO, control diet with unoxidised fish oil by gavage; HF-Con, high-fat diet (fat: 45% kcal) and water by gavage; and HF-FO, high-fat diet and unoxidised fish oil by gavage...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716797/a-pragmatic-phase-iii-multisite-double-blind-placebo-controlled-parallel-arm-dose-increment-randomised-trial-of-regular-low-dose-extended-release-morphine-for-chronic-breathlessness-breathlessness-exertion-and-morphine-sulfate-beams-study-protocol
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David Currow, Gareth John Watts, Miriam Johnson, Christine F McDonald, John O Miners, Andrew A Somogyi, Linda Denehy, Nicola McCaffrey, Danny J Eckert, Philip McCloud, Sandra Louw, Lawrence Lam, Aine Greene, Belinda Fazekas, Katherine C Clark, Kwun Fong, Meera R Agar, Rohit Joshi, Sharon Kilbreath, Diana Ferreira, Magnus Ekström
INTRODUCTION: Chronic breathlessness is highly prevalent and distressing to patients and families. No medication is registered for its symptomatic reduction. The strongest evidence is for regular, low-dose, extended- release (ER) oral morphine. A recent large phase III study suggests the subgroup most likely to benefit have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and modified Medical Research Council breathlessness scores of 3 or 4. This protocol is for an adequately powered, parallel-arm, placebo-controlled, multisite, factorial, block-randomised study evaluating regular ER morphine for chronic breathlessness in people with COPD...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716796/clinical-and-cost-effectiveness-of-progressive-exercise-compared-with-best-practice-advice-with-or-without-corticosteroid-injection-for-the-treatment-of-rotator-cuff-disorders-protocol-for-a-2x2-factorial-randomised-controlled-trial-the-grasp-trial
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Sally Hopewell, David J Keene, Michael Maia Schlüssel, Melina Dritsaki, Susan Dutton, Andrew Carr, William Hamilton, Zara Hansen, Anju Jaggi, Chris Littlewood, Hessam Soutakbar, Peter Heine, Lucy Cureton, Karen Barker, Sarah E Lamb
INTRODUCTION: Shoulder pain is very common, with around 70% of cases due to disorders of the rotator cuff. Despite widespread provision of physiotherapy, there is uncertainty about which type of exercise and delivery mechanisms are associated with best outcomes. There is also uncertainty around the long-term benefits and harms of corticosteroid injection therapy, which is often used in addition to physiotherapy. The Getting it Right: Addressing Shoulder Pain trial will assess the clinical and cost-effectiveness of individually tailored, progressive exercise compared with best practice advice, with or without corticosteroid injection, in adults with a rotator cuff disorder...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716786/online-versus-face-to-face-pulmonary-rehabilitation-for-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-randomised-controlled-trial
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Simon Bourne, Ruth DeVos, Malcolm North, Anoop Chauhan, Ben Green, Thomas Brown, Victoria Cornelius, Tom Wilkinson
OBJECTIVE: To obtain evidence whether the online pulmonary rehabilitation(PR) programme 'my-PR' is non-inferior to a conventional face-to-face PR in improving physical performance and symptom scores in patients with COPD. DESIGN: A two-arm parallel single-blind, randomised controlled trial. SETTING: The online arm carried out pulmonary rehabilitation in their own homes and the face to face arm in a local rehabilitation facility. PARTICIPANTS: 90 patients with a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), modified Medical Research Council score of 2 or greater referred for pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), randomised in a 2:1 ratio to online (n=64) or face-to-face PR (n=26)...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716454/a-randomised-trial-of-screening-with-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-plus-conventional-digital-2d-mammography-versus-2d-mammography-alone-in-younger-higher-risk-women
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Anthony J Maxwell, Michael Michell, Yit Y Lim, Susan M Astley, Mary Wilson, Emma Hurley, D Gareth Evans, Anthony Howell, Asif Iqbal, John Kotre, Stephen Duffy, Julie Morris
INTRODUCTION: Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has been shown to increase invasive cancer detection rates at screening compared to full field digital (2D) mammography alone, and some studies have reported a reduction in the screening recall rate. No prospective randomised studies of DBT have previously been published. This study compares recall rates with 2D mammography with and without concurrent DBT in women in their forties with a family history of breast cancer undergoing incident screening...
June 30, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716351/effect-of-provision-of-home-based-curative-health-services-by-public-sector-health-care-providers-on-neonatal-survival-a-community-based-cluster-randomised-trial-in-rural-pakistan
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Sajid Soofi, Simon Cousens, Ali Turab, Yaqub Wasan, Shah Mohammed, Shabina Ariff, Zaid Bhatti, Imran Ahmed, Steve Wall, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: Although the effectiveness of community mobilisation and promotive care delivered by community health workers in reducing perinatal and neonatal mortality is well established, evidence in support of home-based neonatal resuscitation and infection management is mixed. We assessed the effectiveness of adding training in neonatal bag and mask resuscitation and oral antibiotic therapy for suspected neonatal infections to a basic preventive and promotive interventions package delivered by public sector community-based lady health workers (LHWs) in rural Pakistan...
August 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716314/safety-and-efficacy-of-ebselen-for-the-prevention-of-noise-induced-hearing-loss-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-2-trial
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Jonathan Kil, Edward Lobarinas, Christopher Spankovich, Scott K Griffiths, Patrick J Antonelli, Eric D Lynch, Colleen G Le Prell
BACKGROUND: Noise-induced hearing loss is a leading cause of occupational and recreational injury and disease, and a major determinant of age-related hearing loss. No therapeutic agent has been approved for the prevention or treatment of this disorder. In animal models, glutathione peroxidase 1 (GPx1) activity is reduced after acute noise exposure. Ebselen, a novel GPx1 mimic, has been shown to reduce both temporary and permanent noise-induced hearing loss in preclinical studies. We assessed the safety and efficacy of ebselen for the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss in young adults in a phase 2 clinical trial...
July 14, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716313/telemedicine-for-management-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-myibdcoach-a-pragmatic-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Marin J de Jong, Andrea E van der Meulen-de Jong, Mariëlle J Romberg-Camps, Marco C Becx, Jeroen P Maljaars, Mia Cilissen, Ad A van Bodegraven, Nofel Mahmmod, Tineke Markus, Wim M Hameeteman, Gerard Dijkstra, Ad A Masclee, Annelies Boonen, Bjorn Winkens, Astrid van Tubergen, Daisy M Jonkers, Marie J Pierik
BACKGROUND: Tight and personalised control of inflammatory bowel disease in a traditional setting is challenging because of the disease complexity, high pressure on outpatient clinics, and rising incidence. We compared the effects of self-management with a telemedicine system, which was developed for all subtypes of inflammatory bowel disease, on health-care utilisation and patient-reported quality of care versus standard care. METHODS: We did this pragmatic, randomised trial in two academic and two non-academic hospitals in the Netherlands...
July 14, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716230/early-mri-results-and-odds-of-attaining-no-evidence-of-disease-activity-status-in-ms-patients-treated-with-interferon-%C3%AE-1a-in-the-evidence-study
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Patricia K Coyle, Anthony T Reder, Mark S Freedman, Juanzhi Fang, Fernando Dangond
INTRODUCTION: 'No evidence of disease activity' (NEDA) is increasingly used as a treatment target with disease-modifying drugs for relapsing multiple sclerosis. METHODS: This post-hoc analysis of the randomised EVIDENCE trial compared interferon beta-1a injected subcutaneously three times weekly (IFN β-1a SC tiw) with interferon β-1a injected intramuscularly once weekly (IFN β-1a IM qw) on NEDA and clinical activity-free (CAF) status. The influence of the frequency of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning on NEDA and the effect of baseline T1 gadolinium-enhancing (Gd+) lesions on NEDA and CAF were also investigated...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716153/a-nested-mechanistic-sub-study-into-the-effect-of-tranexamic-acid-versus-placebo-on-intracranial-haemorrhage-and-cerebral-ischaemia-in-isolated-traumatic-brain-injury-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-crash-3-trial-intracranial-bleeding-mechanistic
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Abda Mahmood, Ian Roberts, Haleema Shakur
BACKGROUND: Tranexamic acid prevents blood clots from breaking down and reduces bleeding. However, it is uncertain whether tranexamic acid is effective in traumatic brain injury. The CRASH-3 trial is a randomised controlled trial that will examine the effect of tranexamic acid (versus placebo) on death and disability in 13,000 patients with traumatic brain injury. The CRASH-3 trial hypothesizes that tranexamic acid will reduce intracranial haemorrhage, which will reduce the risk of death...
July 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716147/stop-smoking-and-alcohol-drinking-before-operation-for-bladder-cancer-%C3%AF-the-stop-op-study-%C3%AF-perioperative-smoking-and-alcohol-cessation-intervention-in-relation-to-radical-cystectomy-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Susanne Vahr Lauridsen, Thordis Thomsen, Peter Thind, Hanne Tønnesen
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the effect of a smoking-, alcohol- or combined-cessation intervention starting shortly before surgery and lasting 6 weeks on overall complications after radical cystectomy. Secondary objectives are to examine the effect on types and grades of complications, smoking cessation and alcohol cessation, length of hospital stay, health-related quality of life and return to work or habitual level of activity up to 12 months postoperatively. METHODS/DESIGN: The study is a multi-institutional randomised clinical trial involving 110 patients with a risky alcohol intake and daily smoking who are scheduled for radical cystectomy...
July 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716141/the-german-day-care-study-multicomponent-non-drug-therapy-for-people-with-cognitive-impairment-in-day-care-centres-supplemented-with-caregiver-counselling-detamaks-study-protocol-of-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Elisa-Marie Behrndt, Melanie Straubmeier, Hildegard Seidl, Stephanie Book, Elmar Graessel, Katharina Luttenberger
BACKGROUND: It is the wish of both people with cognitive impairment and their informal caregivers for the impaired person to live at home for as long as possible. This is also in line with economic arguments about health. The existing structure of day-care services for the elderly can be used to achieve this. Due to the current lack of empirical evidence in this field, most day-care centres do not offer a scientifically evaluated, structured intervention, but instead offer a mixture of individual activities whose efficacy has not yet been established...
July 17, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716108/esoteric-connective-tissue-therapy-for-chronic-low-back-pain-to-reduce-pain-and-improve-functionality-and-general-well-being-compared-with-physiotherapy-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Christoph Schnelle, Steffen Messerschmidt, Eunice J Minford, Kate Greenaway-Twist, Maxine Szramka, Marianna Masiorski, Michelle Sheldrake, Mark Jones
BACKGROUND: Low back pain causes more global disability than any other condition. Once the acute pain becomes chronic, about two-thirds of sufferers will not fully recover after 1-2 years. There is a paucity of effective treatments for non-specific, chronic low back pain. It has been noted that low back pain is associated with changes in the connective tissue in the affected area, and a very low-impact treatment, Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy (ECTT), has been developed to restore flexibility in connective tissue...
July 17, 2017: Trials
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