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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234745/the-influence-of-repeated-abutment-changes-on-peri-implant-tissue-stability-3-year-post-loading-results-from-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Eriberto Bressan, Maria Gabriella Grusovin, Ferdinando D'Avenia, Konrad Neumann, Luca Sbricoli, Giuseppe Luongo, Marco Esposito
PURPOSE: To evaluate the influence of at least three abutment disconnections in conventional loaded implants against placement of a definitive abutment in immediately non-occlusal loaded implants on hard and soft tissue changes. A secondary aim was to evaluate whether the presence of less than 2 mm of keratinised mucosa is associated with increased peri-implant marginal bone loss and soft tissue recessions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty patients requiring one single crown or one fixed partial prosthesis supported by a maximum of three implants were randomised, after implants were placed with more than 35 Ncm, according to a parallel group design to receive definitive abutments that were loaded immediately (definitive abutment or immediate loading group) or transmucosal abutments, which were delayed loaded after 3 months and removed at least three times: 1...
2017: European Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234633/clinical-factors-predicting-better-survival-outcome-for-pulmonary-metastasectomy-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Tse-Ming Kuo, Kai-Ming Chang, Tsun-I Cheng, Kuo-Jang Kao
Background: In patients with lung metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), it remains uncertain how a better survival outcome can be predicted after metastasectomy. This study aims to identify clinical factors that may be used to guide patient selection for such a therapeutic modality. A total of 28 patients who received pulmonary metastasectomy for HCC between 1993 and 2012 were identified. All relevant clinical factors were extracted from medical records up to September 2015. Patients were classified into high- and low-risk groups according to survival outcome after metastasectomy...
November 2017: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233854/efficacy-of-educational-video-game-versus-traditional-educational-apps-at-improving-physician-decision-making-in-trauma-triage-randomized-controlled-trial
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Deepika Mohan, Coreen Farris, Baruch Fischhoff, Matthew R Rosengart, Derek C Angus, Donald M Yealy, David J Wallace, Amber E Barnato
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a behavioral intervention delivered through a video game can improve the appropriateness of trauma triage decisions in the emergency department of non-trauma centers. DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Online intervention in national sample of emergency medicine physicians who make triage decisions at US hospitals. PARTICIPANTS: 368 emergency medicine physicians primarily working at non-trauma centers...
December 12, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232988/does-antibiotic-treatment-duration-affect-the-outcomes-of-exacerbations-of-asthma-and-copd-a-systematic-review
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Marie Stolbrink, Jack Amiry, John D Blakey
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) cause significant morbidity and mortality worldwide, primarily through exacerbations. Exacerbations are often treated with antibiotics but their optimal course duration is uncertain. Reducing antibiotic duration may influence antimicrobial resistance but risks treatment failure. The objective of this article is to review published literature to investigate whether shorter antibiotic therapy duration affects clinical outcomes in the treatment of asthma and COPD exacerbations...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231243/neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-nmes-for-patellofemoral-pain-syndrome
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REVIEW
Ana Luiza C Martimbianco, Maria Regina R Torloni, Brenda Ng Andriolo, Gustavo Jm Porfírio, Rachel Riera
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral pain syndrome, now generally referred to as patellofemoral pain (PFP), is one of the most common orthopaedic disorders, characterised by pain in the anterior or retropatellar knee region. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) has been proposed generally as a complementary treatment, associated with other interventions such as exercise, or as a single treatment to increase muscle force, reduce knee pain, and improve function. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects (benefits and harms) of neuromuscular electrical stimulation for people with patellofemoral pain...
December 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230427/biomechanical-comparison-of-single-versus-double-row-capsulolabral-repair-for-shoulder-instability-a-review
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REVIEW
Matthew John Yousif, James Bicos
Background: The glenohumeral joint is the most commonly dislocated joint in the body. Failure rates of capsulolabral repair have been reported to be approximately 8%. Recent focus has been on restoration of the capsulolabral complex by a double-row capsulolabral repair technique in an effort to decrease redislocation rates after arthroscopic capsulolabral repair. Purpose: To present a review of the biomechanical literature comparing single- versus double-row capsulolabral repairs and discuss the previous case series of double-row fixation...
December 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228820/associations-between-depressive-symptomatology-and-neurocognitive-impairment-in-hiv-aids
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Sarah Tymchuk, Daniela Gomez, Noshin Koenig, M John Gill, Esther Fujiwara, Christopher Power
OBJECTIVE: Mood disorders and neurocognitive impairments are debilitating conditions among patients with HIV/AIDS. How these comorbidities interact and their relationships to systemic factors remain uncertain. Herein, we investigated factors contributing to depressive symptomatology (DS) in a prospective cohort of patients with HIV/AIDS in active care that included neuropsychological assessment. METHODS: Among patients with HIV/AIDS receiving combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) and ongoing clinical assessments including measures of sleep, health-related quality of life (HQoL), neuropsychological testing, and mood evaluation (Patient Health Questionnaire-9 [PHQ-9]) were performed...
January 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227414/the-diagnostic-process-of-stable-angina-still-many-doubts-since-heberden-s-first-description-250-years-ago
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Irene Raso, Ilaria Passarelli, Gioacchino Valenti, Gabriele Crimi, Stefano de Servi
: Since Heberden's first description, stable angina has represented a challenge for the clinicians. Even the most recent guidelines seem ineffective to correctly identify patients who should be sent to cath labs. Still too many patients who undergo coronary angiography are found not to have significant lesions; moreover, its extensive use as the first diagnostic test leads to revascularizations with uncertain appropriateness and prognostic significance. These considerations underline the importance of noninvasive testing before sending patients to invasive coronary angiography...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
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/29226307/macrolides-for-treatment-of-haemophilus-ducreyi-infection-in-sexually-active-adults
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REVIEW
Laura Romero, Cesar Huerfano, Carlos F Grillo-Ardila
BACKGROUND: Chancroid is a genital ulcerative disease caused by Haemophilus ducreyi. This microorganism is endemic in Africa, where it can cause up to 10% of genital ulcers. Macrolides may be an effective alternative to treat chancroid and, based on their oral administration and duration of therapy, could be considered as first line therapy. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of macrolides for treatment of H ducreyi infection in sexually active adults...
December 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224743/clinical-study-of-intracranial-and-extracranial-atherosclerotic-stenosis-in-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage-patients
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Chun-Yang Zhang, Shi-Ren Huang, Si-Yang Wang, Lei Shen, Ben-Qiang Deng
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Nowadays, researchers had begun to focus on the use of antiplatelet and statins in patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH), but atherosclerosis treatment remains uncertain in these patients. We aimed to investigate the incidence and characteristics of intracranial and extracranial atherosclerotic stenosis in these patients and analyze its related risk factors. METHODS: Intracranial and extracranial arteries of consecutive patients with sICH were studied retrospectively with computed tomography angiography of head and neck...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224711/-risk-factors-associated-with-anesthesia-emergence-delirium-in-children-undergoing-outpatient-surgery
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Ana Carolina Tavares Paes Barreto, Ana Carolina Rangel da Rocha Paschoal, Carolina Barbosa Farias, Paulo Sérgio Gomes Nogueira Borges, Rebeca Gonelli Albanez da Cunha Andrade, Flávia Augusta de Orange
INTRODUCTION: Anesthesia emergence delirium (AED) is a self-limiting clinical phenomenon very common in children. Although pathophysiology is still uncertain, some factors seem to be involved, such as rapid awakening in an unknown environment, agitation during anesthetic induction, preoperative anxiety, environmental disorders, use of preanesthetic medication, use of inhalational anesthetics, and postoperative pain. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with AED in children undergoing outpatient surgery...
December 7, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224512/analytical-validation-of-cardiac-troponin-i-assays-in-horses
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Tanya M Rossi, Peter A Kavsak, M Grant Maxie, David L Pearl, W Glen Pyle, Peter W Physick-Sheard
Human cardiac troponin I (cTnI) assays have been used in equine medicine, often without prior analytical validation for equine use. In the absence of appropriate validation, the clinical significance of assay results is uncertain and can lead to misdiagnosis. We followed the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology guidelines and investigated linearity, precision, limit of quantification (LoQ), and comparative recovery for 6 commercial cTnI assays developed for use in human medicine. Clinically acceptable linearity was observed in assays A-D, whereas assay E did not detect equine cTnI in any sample...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222889/effects-of-parenteral-%C3%AF-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-in-postoperative-gastrointestinal-cancer-on-immune-function-and-length-of-hospital-stay-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hao Bai, Zhaoping Li, Yan Meng, Yue Yu, Huanhuan Zhang, Deqiang Shen, Liyong Chen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Omega-3 fatty acids are widely used in nutritional support. However, whether parenteral supplementation with ω-3 fatty acids is effective for gastrointestinal cancer patients remains uncertain. This study assessed the effects of this form of parenteral nutrition on immune function and clinical outcomes in postoperative gastrointestinal cancer patients. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: We searched Medline, Embase, Scopus, and the reference lists of selected studies to identify randomized controlled trials that compared ω-3 fatty acids with a control, and that included immune indices, infectious complications, or length of hospital stay in the final outcomes...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222592/circadian-dependence-of-manual-thrombus-aspiration-benefit-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Stephane Fournier, Olivier Muller, Umberto Benedetto, Marco Roffi, Thomas Pilgrim, Franz R Eberli, Hans Rickli, Dragana Radovanovic, Paul Erne, Stéphane Cook, Stéphane Noble, Rachel Fesselet, Andrea Zuffi, Sophie Degrauwe, PierGiorgio Masci, Stephan Windecker, Eric Eeckhout, Juan F Iglesias
BACKGROUND: The clinical benefit of manual thrombus aspiration (TA) during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains uncertain. This study assessed the impact of circadian rhythms on the effectiveness of manual TA. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted an observational study of patients enrolled in the Acute Myocardial Infarction in Switzerland Plus registry. STEMI patients undergoing PPCI with (TA group) or without (PCI-alone group) manual TA were divided based on time-of-day symptom onset: group 1 (00:00-05:59), group 2 (06:00-11:59), group 3 (12:00-17:59) and group 4 (18:00-23:59)...
December 8, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222314/plasma-exchange-in-thrombotic-microangiopathies-tmas-other-than-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-ttp
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REVIEW
Jeffrey L Winters
Thrombotic microangiopathies (TMAs) are a diverse group of disorders that are characterized by common clinical and laboratory features. The most commonly thought-of TMA is thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). Because of the marked improvement in patient mortality associated with the use of therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) in TTP, this therapy has been applied to all of the TMAs. The issue, however, is that the pathophysiology varies and in many instances may represent a disorder of the endothelium and not the blood; in some cases, the pathophysiology is unknown...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222246/incidental-venous-thromboembolism-is-anticoagulation-indicated
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REVIEW
Marcello Di Nisio, Marc Carrier
Patients with cancer have a high risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and about one-half of these events are incidentally detected. The prognosis of incidental VTE appears to be similar to symptomatic events, with comparably high rates of recurrent VTE in this patient population. In the absence of major contraindications, anticoagulant treatment with low-molecular-weight heparin for 3 to 6 months is generally recommended for incidental proximal deep vein thrombosis as well as for incidental pulmonary embolism that involves multiple subsegmental or more proximal pulmonary arteries...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219616/next-generation-sequencing-approach-to-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-yields-more-actionable-alterations
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Mitra Mehrad, Somak Roy, Humberto Trejo Bittar, Sanja Dacic
CONTEXT: - Different testing algorithms and platforms for EGFR mutations and ALK rearrangements in advanced-stage lung adenocarcinoma exist. The multistep approach with single-gene assays has been challenged by more efficient next-generation sequencing (NGS) of a large number of gene alterations. The main criticism of the NGS approach is the detection of genomic alterations of uncertain significance. OBJECTIVE: - To determine the best testing algorithm for patients with lung cancer in our clinical practice...
December 8, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218411/effect-of-clinical-information-and-previous-exam-execution-on-observer-agreement-and-reliability-in-the-analysis-of-hysteroscopic-video-recordings
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Margarida Suzel Lopes Martinho, Cristina Maria Nogueira da Costa Santos, João Luís Mendonça Silva Carvalho, João Francisco Montenegro Andrade Lima Bernardes
INTRODUCTION: Inter-observer agreement and reliability in hysteroscopic image assessment remain uncertain and the type of factors that may influence it has only been studied in relation to the experience of hysteroscopists. We aim to assess the effect of clinical information and previous exam execution on observer agreement and reliability in the analysis of hysteroscopic video-recordings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety hysteroscopies were video-recorded and randomized into a group without (Group 1) and with clinical information (Group 2)...
December 7, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217387/individualised-versus-standard-duration-of-elastic-compression-therapy-for-prevention-of-post-thrombotic-syndrome-ideal-dvt-a-multicentre-randomised-single-blind-allocation-concealed-non-inferiority-trial
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Arina J Ten Cate-Hoek, Elham E Amin, Annemieke C Bouman, Karina Meijer, Lidwine W Tick, Saskia Middeldorp, Guy J M Mostard, Marije Ten Wolde, Simone M van den Heiligenberg, Sanne van Wissen, Marlène Hw van de Poel, Sabina Villalta, Erik H Serné, Hans-Martin Otten, Edith H Klappe, Ingrid M Bistervels, Mandy N Lauw, Margriet Piersma-Wichers, Paolo Prandoni, Manuela A Joore, Martin H Prins, Hugo Ten Cate
BACKGROUND: Therapy with elastic compression stockings has been the cornerstone for prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome for decades in patients after acute deep venous thrombosis. It is uncertain who benefits most from therapy, and what the optimum duration of therapy should be. We therefore aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of individualised duration of compression therapy versus the standard duration of 24 months following an initial treatment period of 6 months. METHODS: We did a multicentre, randomised, single-blind, allocation-concealed, non-inferiority trial at 12 hospitals in the Netherlands and two in Italy...
December 4, 2017: Lancet Haematology
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