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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719709/prospective-randomized-controlled-trial-using-best-selling-smoking-cessation-book
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James P Foshee, Anita Oh, Adam Luginbuhl, Joseph Curry, William Keane, David Cognetti
Our prospective, randomized, controlled trial aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the self-help book, The Easy Way to Stop Smoking, by Allen Carr, in promoting smoking cessation in patients with head and neck cancer. We assessed active smokers for their willingness to read a smoking cessation book. Participants were randomized to either receive the book from our department or recommended to purchase the book. All patients received smoking cessation counseling at recruitment. Phone surveys were conducted at short- and long-term intervals to determine if the patients had purchased and/or read the book and whether they were still smoking...
July 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716815/exposure-response-analyses-of-ramucirumab-from-two-randomized-phase-iii-trials-of-second-line-treatment-for-advanced-gastric-or-gastroesophageal-junction-cancer
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Josep Tabernero, Atsushi Ohtsu, Kei Muro, Eric Van Cutsem, Sang Cheul Oh, György Bodoky, Yasuhiro Shimada, Shuichi Hironaka, Jaffer A Ajani, Jiri Tomasek, Howard Safran, Kumari Chandrawansa, Yanzhi Hsu, Michael Heathman, Azhar Khan, Lan Ni, Allen S Melemed, Ling Gao, David Ferry, Charles S Fuchs
Ramucirumab is an IgG1 monoclonal antibody specific for the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2. Ramucirumab, 8 mg/kg every two weeks, administered as monotherapy (REGARD) or in combination with paclitaxel (RAINBOW), was safe and effective in patients with previously treated advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer. We evaluated exposure-efficacy and exposure-safety relationships of ramucirumab from two randomized, placebo-controlled phase III trials. Sparse pharmacokinetic samples were collected and a population pharmacokinetic analysis was conducted to predict ramucirumab minimum trough concentration at steady-state (Cmin,ss)...
July 17, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715296/a-self-determination-theory-based-self-myofascial-release-program-in-older-adults-with-myofascial-trigger-points-in-the-neck-and-back-a-pilot-study
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Minyoung Lee, Minhee Kim, Sejun Oh, Yoon-Jin Choi, Dongshin Lee, Sang Heon Lee, BumChul Yoon
PURPOSE: To examine the effectiveness and adherence to a self-determination theory (SDT)-based self-myofascial release (SMR) program in older adults with myofascial trigger points (MTrPs), and to investigate the factors that influence participant behavioral change while conducting the program in a home setting. METHODS: An explanatory mixed-method design was used to evaluate a 12-week SDT-based SMR program, including a 4-week group-based education and practice (EP) phase and an 8-week home-based self-management (SM) phase...
July 17, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714114/split-liver-transplantation-for-retroperitoneal-immature-teratoma-masquerading-as-hepatoblastoma
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Dongkyu Oh, Nam-Joon Yi, Sanghee Song, Ok Kyung Kim, Suk Kyun Hong, Kyung Chul Yoon, Sung Woo Ahn, Hyo-Sin Kim, Hyeyoung Kim, Hyun-Young Kim, Hyoung Jin Kang, Myungsu Lee, Kyoung Bun Lee, Kwang-Woong Lee, Kyung Suk Suh
Extragonadal teratoma originating from the retroperitoneum represents less than 5% of all teratomas and accounts for less than 10% of all pediatric retroperitoneal neoplasms. To date, there has been no report of teratoma managed with LT. This study reports an infant aged 3 months with retroperitoneal immature teratoma involving the hepatic hilum, refractory to chemotherapy and treated with LT. The patient was referred to our hospital for management of a growing abdominal mass. Histopathology of a fine needle biopsy of the lesion suggested the possibility of a hepatoblastoma with teratoid features...
July 16, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713844/epidemiology-diagnosis-and-management-of-neurogenic-orthostatic-hypotension
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Jose-Alberto Palma, Horacio Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is a sustained fall in blood pressure on standing which can cause symptoms of organ hypoperfusion. OH is associated with increased morbidity and mortality and leads to a significant number of hospital admissions particularly in the elderly (233 per 100,000 patients over 75 years of age in the US). OH can be due to volume depletion, blood loss, large varicose veins, medications, or due to defective activation of sympathetic nerves and reduced norepinephrine release upon standing (i...
May 2017: Movement Disorders Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713582/distance-learning-strategies-for-weight-management-utilizing-online-social-networks-versus-group-phone-conference-call
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Erik A Willis, Amanda N Szabo-Reed, Lauren T Ptomey, Felicia L Steger, Jeffery J Honas, Eyad M Al-Hihi, Robert Lee, Jaehoon Lee, Youngha Oh, Richard A Washburn, Joseph E Donnelly
OBJECTIVE: The increase in technology and online social networks (OSNs) may present healthcare providers with an innovative modality for delivering weight management programmes that could have an impact on health care at the population level. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of using an OSN to deliver a weight loss programme to inform future, large-scale trials. METHODS: Seventy individuals (age = 47 ± 12.4, minority = 24...
June 2017: Obesity Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704901/the-gaps-between-knowing-and-doing-in-hearing-aid-fitting-management
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Soo Hee Oh, Kyoungwon Lee, Junghak Lee
Evidence based practice has become an important aspect in many healthcare provisions to improve patient outcomes. Investigating the gaps between knowing and doing in audiology practice will provide future directions for successful service delivery. The purpose of this study was to explore "know-do" gaps related to professional awareness and attitude in hearing aid fitting management (HAFM) by analyzing data of a questionnaire. It consisted of 22 questions focusing on 11 HAFM components. Each component had two sub-questions involving levels of the importance and practice for HAFM...
July 2017: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700490/side-effects-associated-with-the-treatment-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-at-a-tuberculosis-referral-hospital-in-south-korea-a-retrospective-study
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Tae Won Yang, Hyun Oh Park, Ha Nee Jang, Jun Ho Yang, Sung Hwan Kim, Seong Ho Moon, Joung Hun Byun, Chung Eun Lee, Jong Woo Kim, Dong Hun Kang
Patients with drug-susceptible tuberculosis (TB) show good tolerance of the medications used and have few side effects. However, medications used to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) have many known side effects. Here, we studied the occurrence of side effects due to treatment of patients with MDR-TB.We conducted a retrospective and consecutive review of the medical records of 256 patients who received treatment for MDR-TB between January 2006 and December 2011.One or more side effects were observed in 95 (37...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699307/new-surgical-instruction-method-for-homium-laser-enucleation-of-the-prostate-hand-grab-navigated-technique-to-shorten-the-learning-curve-the-results-of-multicenter-analysis
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Dong Gil Shin, Hyeon Woo Kim, Sung Woo Park, Chang Soo Park, Seong Choi, Tae Hee Oh, Dong Hwan Lee, Chang Yell Lee, Jung Man Kim, Jeong Zoo Lee
OBJECTIVES: To introduce a new surgical mentorship, the "hand-grab navigated technique," to shorten the learning curve for Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate. METHODS: Patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia were managed at six institutions with Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate. An analysis was done in the 200 of these patients (the set of first 20 patients treated with Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate by 10 surgeons) who were sorted into two groups depending on the surgeon's instructional group...
July 11, 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689273/locking-attachment-plate-fixation-around-a-well-fixed-stem-in-periprosthetic-femoral-shaft-fractures
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Min Bom Kim, Jae-Woo Cho, Young Ho Lee, Won-Yong Shon, Jung Wee Park, Jinil Kim, Jong-Keon Oh
INTRODUCTION: Periprosthetic fractures are difficult to manage. Plating technique has been considered a reliable form of management of periprosthetic fractures with a well-fixed stem, but a dependable and stable method of plate fixation to the bone is lacking. This study reports the clinical results using a locking attachment plate (LAP) instead of cable fixation to fix locking plates to a periprosthetic femoral shaft fracture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nineteen patients with periprosthetic femoral shaft fractures around well-fixed stemmed implants were studied between August 2012 and December 2014...
July 8, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689250/multicenter-cross-sectional-observational-study-of-the-impact-of-neuropathic-pain-on-quality-of-life-in-cancer-patients
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So Yeon Oh, Sang Won Shin, Su-Jin Koh, Sang Byung Bae, Hyun Chang, Jung Han Kim, Hyo Jung Kim, Young Seon Hong, Keon Uk Park, Jeanno Park, Kyung Hee Lee, Na Ri Lee, Jung Lim Lee, Joung Soon Jang, Dae Sik Hong, Seung-Sei Lee, Sun Kyung Baek, Dae Ro Choi, Jooseop Chung, Sang Cheul Oh, Hye Sook Han, Hwan Jung Yun, Sun Jin Sym, So Young Yoon, In Sil Choi, Byoung Yong Shim, Seok Yun Kang, Sung Rok Kim, Hyun Joo Kim
PURPOSE: Neuropathic cancer pain (NCP) is a common and potentially debilitating symptom in cancer patients. We investigated the prevalence of NCP, as well as its management and association with QOL. METHODS: Cancer patients with pain ≥1 on the visual analogue scale (VAS) were surveyed with the Douleur Neuropathique (DN4) questionnaire, the Brief Pain Inventory-Short Form (BPI-SF), and the EuroQOL five dimensions (EQ-5D) questionnaire. The associations between NCP and pain severity or NCP and QOL, while controlling for variables relevant to QOL, were then analyzed...
July 8, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684357/promotora-assisted-depression-and-self-care-management-among-predominantly-latinos-with-concurrent-chronic-illness-safety-net-care-system-clinical-trial-results
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Kathleen Ell, María P Aranda, Shinyi Wu, Hyunsung Oh, Pey-Jiuan Lee, Jeffrey Guterman
The study evaluated depression and self-care management among patients with diabetes and/or heart disease in a 12-month randomized trial conducted in Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LAC-DHS) community clinics. We compared LAC-DHS clinic usual care (UC) versus A-Helping-Hand (AHH) intervention in which bilingual promotoras, hired and supervised by the research project, provided 6 weekly psychoeducational sessions followed by boosters. Of 1957 screened, 348 depressed patients (PHQ-9 score≥10) were enrolled, randomized to AHH (n=178) or UC (n=170) after baseline interview assessing mental health, treatment receipt, co-morbid illness, self-care management, and environmental stressors...
July 3, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680716/chronological-changes-in-quality-of-life-after-distal-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
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Ki Bum Park, Seung Soo Lee, Oh Kyoung Kwon, Ho Young Chung, Wansik Yu
PURPOSE: Patient quality of life (QoL) may be severely disrupted following distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer. This issue should be addressed to improve postoperative care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: QoL data from the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire, and its gastric cancer-specific module, were administered to 202 patients preoperatively, and 5 years postoperatively. Patients were classified into subgroups based on their answers to each questionnaire item: group I (good), answering "not at all"; group II (fair), answering "a little"; group III (poor), answering "quite a bit" or "very much...
June 2017: Journal of Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677652/relationship-between-handgrip-strength-and-muscle-mass-in-female-survivors-of-breast-cancer-a-mediation-analysis
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Lorena Benavides-Rodríguez, Antonio García-Hermoso, Diogo Rodrigues-Bezerra, Mikel Izquierdo, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez
This study explored the mediating factors of sarcopenia in a group of women survivors of breast cancer in Bogotá, Colombia. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study with 98 women survivors of breast cancer, who were registered with the SIMMON (Integrated Synergies to Improve Oncological Management in Colombia) Foundation. Body weight, height, and waist circumference (WC) were measured, and body mass index (BMI) was calculated. Body composition (percentage of fat and muscle mass) was evaluated via four-pole bioelectrical impedance analysis...
July 4, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676457/on-the-role-of-classical-and-novel-forms-of-vitamin-d-in-melanoma-progression-and-management
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Andrzej T Slominski, Anna A Brozyna, Cezary Skobowiat, Michal A Zmijewski, Tae-Kang Kim, Zorica Janjetovic, Allen S Oak, Wojciech Jozwicki, Anton M Jetten, Rebecca S Mason, Craig Elmets, We Li, Robert M Hoffman, Robert C Tuckey
Melanoma represents a significant clinical problem affecting a large segment of the population with a relatively high incidence and mortality rate. Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is an important etiological factor in malignant transformation of melanocytes and melanoma development. UVB, while being a full carcinogen in melanomagenesis, is also necessary for the cutaneous production of vitamin D3 (D3). Calcitriol (1,25(OH)2D3) and novel CYP11A1-derived hydroxyderivatives of D3 show anti-melanoma activities and protective properties against damage induced by UVB...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675024/are-we-predicting-disease-progress-of-the-rectal-cancer-patients-without-surgery-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy
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Bo Young Oh, Jung Wook Huh, Woo Yong Lee, Yoon Ah Park, Yong Beom Cho, Seong Hyeon Yun, Hee Cheol Kim, Ho-Kyung Chun
Purpose: There are patients who do not undergo surgery, regardless of tumor response for neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) in rectal cancer. However, there have been few reports focused on how oncologic outcomes are worse in these patients. We sought to investigate oncologic outcomes for these non-operated patients with rectal cancer after nCRT. Materials and Methods: A total of 1,063 records of patients with rectal cancer who were treated with nCRT from January 2002 to December 2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
July 3, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671167/vitamin-d-and-asthma-in-children-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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REVIEW
Kana Ram Jat, Anju Khairwa
There is growing literature suggesting a link between Vitamin D deficiency and asthma in children, but systematic reviews are lacking. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in asthmatic children and to assess the correlations of Vitamin D levels with asthma incidence, asthma control, and lung functions. PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library were searched for observational studies on asthma and Vitamin D. Two authors independently extracted data. Meta-analysis was performed using the Review Manager Software...
July 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667882/reactive-oxygen-species-accumulation-and-homeostasis-are-involved-in-plant-immunity-to-an-opportunistic-fungal-pathogen
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Parissa Taheri, Tahereh Kakooee
Alternaria blight is a major and destructive disease of potato worldwide. In recent years, A. tenuissima is recognized as the most prevalent species of this phytopathogenic fungus in potato fields of Asian countries, which causes high yield losses every year. Any potato cultivar with complete resistance to this disease is not recognized, so far. Therefore, screening resistance levels of potatoes and identification of plant defense mechanisms against this fungus might be important for designing novel and effective disease management strategies for controlling the disease...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666601/impact-of-a-cardiac-intensivist-on-mortality-in-patients-with-cardiogenic-shock
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Soo Jin Na, Taek Kyu Park, Ga Yeon Lee, Yang Hyun Cho, Chi Ryang Chung, Kyeongman Jeon, Gee Young Suh, Joong Hyun Ahn, Keumhee C Carriere, Young Bin Song, Jin-Oh Choi, Joo-Yong Hahn, Seung-Hyuk Choi, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon, Jeong Hoon Yang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the association between high-intensity staffing by a dedicated cardiac intensivist and clinical outcomes in CS. METHODS: We enrolled 2923 consecutive patients admitted to a cardiac care unit (CCU) from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2015. In January 2013, the CCU changed from a low-intensity to high-intensity staffing unit managed by a dedicated cardiac intensivist. Patients were eligible if they required inotropes or vasopressors to maintain a systolic blood pressure>90mmHg, and had serum lactate≥2...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665062/metabolic-complications-among-korean-patients-with-hiv-infection-the-korea-hiv-aids-cohort-study
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Dong Hyun Oh, Jin Young Ahn, Sang Il Kim, Min Ja Kim, Jun Hee Woo, Woo Joo Kim, Ji Hyeon Baek, Shin Woo Kim, Bo Youl Choi, Mi Hwa Lee, Ju Yeon Choi, Myung Guk Han, Chun Kang, June Myung Kim, Jun Yong Choi
Currently, metabolic complications are the most common problem among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients, with a high incidence. However, there have been very few studies regarding metabolic abnormalities published in Asia, especially in Korea. This cross-sectional study was performed to investigate the prevalence of and risk factors for metabolic abnormalities in 1,096 HIV-infected patients of the Korea HIV/AIDS cohort study enrolled from 19 hospitals between 2006 and 2013. Data at entry to cohort were analyzed...
August 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
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