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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228230/the-efficacy-of-home-telemonitoring-versus-conventional-follow-up-a-randomised-controlled-trial-among-teenagers-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Anke Heida, Alie Dijkstra, Anneke Muller Kobold, John Rossen, Angelika Kindermann, Freddy Kokke, Tim de Meij, Obbe Norbruis, Rinse Weersma, Margreet Wessels, Thalia Hummel, Hankje Escher, Herbert van Wering, Daniëlle Hendriks, Luisa Mearin, Henk Groen, Henkjan Verkade, Patrick van Rheenen
Background and aims: Conventional follow-up of teenagers with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is done during scheduled outpatient visits regardless of how well the patient feels. We designed a telemonitoring strategy for early recognition of flares and compared its efficacy with conventional follow-up. Methods: Multicentre randomised trial in patients aged 10-19 years with IBD in clinical remission at baseline. Participants assigned to telemonitoring received automated alerts to complete a symptom score and send a stool sample for calprotectin measurement...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228000/an-in-vivo-assessment-of-the-cholesterol-lowering-efficacy-of-lactobacillus-plantarum-ecgc-13110402-in-normal-to-mildly-hypercholesterolaemic-adults
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Adele Costabile, Ivan Buttarazzi, Sofia Kolida, Sara Quercia, Jessica Baldini, Jonathan R Swann, Patrizia Brigidi, Glenn R Gibson
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the major causes of death and disability in industrialised countries, with elevated blood cholesterol an established risk factor. Total plasma cholesterol reduction in populations suffering from primary hypercholesterolemia may lower CHD incidence. This study investigated the cholesterol reducing capacity of Lactobacillus plantarum ECGC 13110402, a strain selected for its high bile salt hydrolase activity, in 49 normal to mildly hypercholesterolaemic adults. Primary efficacy outcomes included effect on blood lipids (total cholesterol (TC), low density lipoproteins (LDL-C), high density lipoproteins (HDL-C) and triacylgycerides (TAG), inflammatory biomarkers and occurrence/severity of gastrointestinal side effects to establish safety and tolerance of the intervention...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227817/comparing-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-filgrastim-and-pegfilgrastim-to-its-biosimilars-in-terms-of-efficacy-and-safety-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-clinical-trials-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Edoardo Botteri, Andriy Krendyukov, Giuseppe Curigliano
BACKGROUND: Granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (G-CSFs) are widely used to prevent neutropenia in cancer patients undergoing myelosuppressive chemotherapy. Several biosimilar medicines of G-CSF are now available, with their development involving a step-wise series of comparisons to demonstrate similarity to reference biologics. Randomised clinical trials (RCTs) are considered confirmatory, and for G-CSF biosimilars, patients with breast cancer (BC) undergoing myelosuppressive chemotherapy are the most sensitive population in which to confirm similarity...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227727/a-randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-the-ellipta-and-handihaler-dry-powder-inhalers-in-patients-with-copd-inhaler-specific-attributes-and-overall-patient-preference
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Kathryn A Collison, Pinal Patel, Andrew F Preece, Richard H Stanford, Raj K Sharma, Gregory Feldman
This randomised, open-label, cross-over, placebo-containing inhaler study assessed patient preference indicators for ELLIPTA and HandiHaler dry powder inhalers in patients with COPD (NCT02786927; GSK identifier: 204983). The primary objective of this study was to assess patient preference between ELLIPTA and HandiHaler based on the number of steps needed to use the inhaler. Eligible patients ≥40 years of age with COPD were randomised 1:1 to receive their current COPD medication plus a placebo-containing ELLIPTA or HandiHaler inhaler once daily for 7 ± 2 days (treatment period 1); this was followed by a 7 ± 2-day placebo treatment with the alternative inhaler...
December 11, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227461/population-pharmacokinetics-of-lopinavir-in-severely-malnourished-hiv-infected-children-and-the-effect-on-treatment-outcomes
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Moherndran Archary, Helen Mcllleron, Raziya Bobat, Phillip La Russa, Thobekile Sibaya, Lubbe Wiesner, Stefanie Hennig
BACKGROUND: In developing countries, malnutrition remains a common clinical syndrome at antiretroviral treatment (ART) initiation. Physiological changes due to malnutrition and during nutritional recovery could affect the pharmacokinetics of antiretroviral drugs. METHODS: HIV-infected children admitted with severe acute malnutrition were randomised to early or delayed initiation of lopinavir/ritonavir, abacavir and lamivudine using WHO weight-band dosage charts...
December 8, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227351/impact-of-pectoral-nerve-block-on-postoperative-pain-and-quality-of-recovery-in-patients-undergoing-breast-cancer-surgery-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Yoshinori Kamiya, Miki Hasegawa, Takayuki Yoshida, Misako Takamatsu, Yu Koyama
BACKGROUND: In recent years, thoracic wall nerve blocks, such as the pectoral nerve (PECS) block and the serratus plane block have become popular for peri-operative pain control in patients undergoing breast cancer surgery. The effect of PECS block on quality of recovery (QoR) after breast cancer surgery has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the ability of PECS block to decrease postoperative pain and anaesthesia and analgesia requirements and to improve postoperative QoR in patients undergoing breast cancer surgery...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226957/pilot-multi-centre-randomised-trial-of-the-impact-of-pre-operative-focused-cardiac-ultrasound-on-mortality-and-morbidity-in-patients-having-surgery-for-femoral-neck-fractures-echonof-2-pilot
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D J Canty, J Heiberg, Y Yang, A G Royse, S Margale, N Nanjappa, D Scott, A Maier, D I Sessler, A Chuan, A Palmer, A Bucknill, C French, C F Royse
Hip fracture surgery is common, usually occurs in elderly patients who have multiple comorbidities, and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Pre-operative focused cardiac ultrasound can alter diagnosis and management, but its impact on outcome remains uncertain. This pilot study assessed feasibility and group separation for a proposed large randomised clinical trial of the impact of pre-operative focused cardiac ultrasound on patient outcome after hip fracture surgery. Adult patients requiring hip fracture surgery in four teaching hospitals in Australia were randomly allocated to receive focused cardiac ultrasound before surgery or not...
December 11, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226949/thrombolysis-for-acute-upper-extremity-deep-vein-thrombosis
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Joshua Feinberg, Emil Eik Nielsen, Janus C Jakobsen
BACKGROUND: About 5% to 10% of all deep vein thromboses occur in the upper extremities. Serious complications of upper extremity deep vein thrombosis, such as post-thrombotic syndrome and pulmonary embolism, may in theory be avoided using thrombolysis. No systematic review has assessed the effects of thrombolysis for the treatment of individuals with acute upper extremity deep vein thrombosis. OBJECTIVES: To assess the beneficial and harmful effects of thrombolysis for the treatment of individuals with acute upper extremity deep vein thrombosis...
December 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225913/action-3-30r-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-feasibility-study-of-a-revised-teaching-assistant-led-extracurricular-physical-activity-intervention-for-8-to-10-year-olds
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Byron Tibbitts, Alice Porter, Simon J Sebire, Chris Metcalfe, Emma Bird, Jane Powell, Russell Jago
Background: Approximately half of 7-year-old children do not meet physical activity (PA) recommendations. Interventions targeting primary school children's afterschool discretionary time could increase PA. Teaching assistants (TAs) are a school resource and could be trained to deliver after-school PA programmes. Building on earlier work, this paper describes the protocol for a cluster randomised feasibility study of a teaching assistant-led after-school intervention aimed at increasing PA levels of year 4 and 5 children (8-10 years old)...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225903/early-clinical-outcomes-as-a-function-of-use-of-newer-oral-p2y12-inhibitors-versus-clopidogrel-in-the-euromax-trial
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Kurt Huber, Gregory Ducrocq, Christian W Hamm, Arnoud van 't Hof, Frédéric Lapostolle, Pierre Coste, Giovanni Gordini, Jacob Steinmetz, Freek W A Verheugt, Jennifer Adgey, Lutz Nibbe, Vojko Kaniĉ, Peter Clemmensen, Uwe Zeymer, Debra Bernstein, Jayne Prats, Efthymios N Deliargyris, Ph Gabriel Steg
Objective: To ascertain whether different oral P2Y12 inhibitors might affect rates of acute stent thrombosis and 30-day outcomes after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). Methods: The European Ambulance Acute Coronary Syndrome Angiography (EUROMAX) randomised trial compared prehospital bivalirudin with heparin with optional glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor treatment in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction triaged to pPCI. Choice of P2Y12 inhibitor was at the investigator's discretion...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225901/immediate-response-in-markers-of-inflammation-and-angiogenesis-during-exercise-a-randomised-cross-over-study-in-heart-transplant-recipients
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Marianne Yardley, Thor Ueland, Pål Aukrust, Annika Michelsen, Elisabeth Bjørkelund, Lars Gullestad, Kari Nytrøen
Background: The present study explored and compared the immediate responses in markers of inflammation and angiogenesis in maintenance heart transplant (HTx) recipients before, during and after sessions of high-intensity interval training (HIT) versus moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT). The study aimed to explain some of the trigger mechanisms behind HIT in HTx recipients. Methods: This cross-over study included 14 HTx patients (mean±SD age: 53±13 years; time since HTx, 3±2 years)...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225889/efficacy-of-sonographic-and-biological-pleurodesis-indicators-of-malignant-pleural-effusion-simple-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ioannis Psallidas, Hania E G Piotrowska, Ahmed Yousuf, Nikolaos I Kanellakis, Gayathri Kagithala, Seid Mohammed, Lei Clifton, John P Corcoran, Nicky Russell, Melissa Dobson, Robert F Miller, Najib M Rahman
Introduction: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is common and currently in UK there are an estimated 50 000 new cases of MPE per year. Talc pleurodesis remains one of the most popular methods for fluid control. The value of thoracic ultrasound (TUS) imaging, before and after pleurodesis, in improving the quality and efficacy of care for patients with MPE remains unknown. Additionally, biomarkers of successful pleurodesis including measurement of pleural fluid proteins have not been validated in prospective studies...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225676/association-between-insulin-resistance-and-preeclampsia-in-obese-non-diabetic-women-receiving-metformin
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Jyoti Balani, Steve Hyer, Argyro Syngelaki, Ranjit Akolekar, Kypros H Nicolaides, Antoinette Johnson, Hassan Shehata
Objectives: To examine whether the reduced incidence of preeclampsia in non-diabetic obese pregnant women treated with metformin is mediated by changes in insulin resistance. Methods: This was a secondary analysis of obese pregnant women in a randomised trial (MOP trial). Fasting plasma glucose and insulin were measured in 384 of the 400 women who participated in the MOP trial. Homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) was compared in the metformin and placebo groups and in those that developed preeclampsia versus those that did not develop preeclampsia...
December 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225059/effect-of-music-on-outpatient-urological-procedures-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-from-european-section-of-uro-technology-esut
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Rena Kyriakides, Patrick Jones, Robert Geraghty, Andreas Skolarikos, Evangellos Liatsikos, Olivier Traxer, Amelia Pietropaolo, Bhaskar K Somani
PURPOSE: Music is a practical, cheap and harmless analgesic and anxiolytic. An increasing number of original studies have been performed investigating its potential application in urology. Our aim was to identify the effect of music on outpatient based urological procedures. METHOD: A systematic review was performed on the effect of using music during all reported outpatient urology procedures including transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy (TRUS), shock-wave lithotripsy (SWL), urodynamic studies (UDS), percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) tube placement and cystoscopy...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225012/comparison-of-3-techniques-in-percutaneous-tracheostomy-traditional-landmark-technique-ultrasonography-guided-long-axis-approach-and-short-axis-approach-randomised-controlled-study
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Kupeli Ilke, Nalbant Aysenur
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to compare the reliabilities of traditional landmark method, ultrasonography-guided long-axis in-plane application, and ultrasonography-guided short-axis out-of-plane application in percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 60 patients were divided in 3 random groups undergoing percutaneous tracheostomy by using landmark method, ultrasonography-guided out-of-plane method, and ultrasonography-guided in-plane method...
December 7, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224827/humidification-mitigates-acute-mucosal-toxicity-during-radiotherapy-when-factoring-volumetric-parameters-trans-tasman-radiation-oncology-group-trog-radiohum-07-03-substudy
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A Macann, F Fauzi, J Simpson, G Sasso, H Krawitz, C Fraser-Browne, J Manitz, A Raith
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE(S): To model in a subset of patients from TROG 07.03 managed at a single site the association between domiciliary based humidification use and mucositis symptom burden during radiotherapy (RT) for head and neck cancer (HNC) when factoring in volumetric radiotherapy parameters derived from tumour and normal tissue regions of interest. MATERIALS/METHODS: From June 2008 through June 2011, 210 patients with HNC receiving RT were randomised to either a control arm or humidification using the Fisher & Paykel Healthcare MR880 humidifier...
December 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224763/tonsillectomy-or-tonsillotomy-a-systematic-review-for-paediatric-sleep-disordered-breathing
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REVIEW
Lai-Ying Zhang, Laurie Zhong, Michael David, Anders Cervin
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence has challenged the practice of tonsillectomy in children with sleep-disordered breathing. Tonsillotomy (subtotal/partial/intracapsular tonsillectomy) has been proposed as an alternative with equivalent effectiveness and decreased post-operative morbidity, thus improving cost-effectiveness. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature comparing clinical efficacy, post-operative morbidity, and cost-effectiveness of tonsillotomy and tonsillectomy in paediatric (<16yo) patients with sleep-disordered breathing...
December 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224760/post-tonsillectomy-dietary-advice-and-haemorrhage-risk-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Miles Bannister, Chris Thompson
OBJECTIVES: Tonsillectomy remains one of the commonest operations performed in children. Post-operative diet may affect post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage rate, although post-operative dietary advice varies. We undertook a systematic review of the published literature to assess if and how different post-operative diets were associated with differences in PTH rates following paediatric tonsillectomy, to provide an evidence base to inform individual otorhinolaryngologists' practice and for future guideline development...
December 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224682/calcineurin-inhibitors-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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REVIEW
Chi Chiu Mok
The calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) belong to a group of immunosuppressive agents that block T-cell activation through the suppression of the calcium/calcimodulin-dependent phosphatase calcineurin. Agents such as cyclosporine A (CSA) and tacrolimus (TAC) have long been used in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). TAC is preferred to CSA in SLE because of the lower frequency of cosmetic, hypertensive and dyslipidemic adverse effects. Recent randomised controlled trials have demonstrated noninferiority of TAC to mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) or cyclophosphamide (CYC) for induction therapy of lupus nephritis...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224209/sircle-a-randomised-controlled-cost-comparison-of-self-administered-short-course-isoniazid-and-rifapentine-for-cost-effective-latent-tuberculosis-eradication
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Justin T Denholm, Emma S McBryde, Damon Eisen, Alan Street, Elizabeth Matchett, Caroline Chen, Thomas Shultz, Beverly Biggs, Karin Leder
BACKGROUND: Currently, treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in Australia consists most commonly of a 9-month course of isoniazid (9H). A 3-month course of weekly isoniazid and rifapentine (3HP) has been shown to be as effective as 9 months of daily isoniazid, and associated with less hepatotoxicity; however, rifapentine is not currently available in Australia. Introduction of this regimen would have apparent advantages for people with LTBI in Victoria by safely shortening duration of LTBI therapy...
December 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
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