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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471602/-evolving-therapeutic-strategies-in-the-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Soo Young Na, Won Moon
It is important to have effective therapeutic strategies and goals in clinical practice and research of inflammatory bowel disease. Conventional end points for clinical trials in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis have been based on composite indices, such as the Crohn's Disease Activity Index and the Mayo Clinic Score. Although these indices have been shown to reduce the intestinal injury to some extent, satisfactory results have not been obtained in improving the quality of life of patients. Recently, alternative measures of outcome and definitions of response are being developed beyond symptoms...
February 25, 2018: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471591/improvement-of-life-quality-measured-by-lansky-score-after-enzymatic-replacement-therapy-in-children-with-gaucher-disease-type-1
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Magdalena Cerón-Rodríguez, Edgar Barajas-Colón, Lyuva Ramírez-Devars, Claudia Gutiérrez-Camacho, Juan L Salgado-Loza
BACKGROUND: Gaucher disease type 1 (GD1, OMIM# 230800), is a condition with high impact in patient's quality of life (QoL). We report the improvement in QoL of children with GD1 measured by Lansky play-performance scale (LS) after enzymatic replacement therapy (ERT) and to describe our experience in the treatment of children with GD1. METHODS: Five children with diagnosis of GD1 received imiglucerase 60 mg/kg every two weeks. LS, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, hemoglobin, platelets, and growth rate were measured every 6 months after beginning ERT for 30 months...
January 2018: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471477/feasibility-of-smartphone-application-and-social-media-intervention-on-breast-cancer-survivors-health-outcomes
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Zachary Pope, Jung Eun Lee, Nan Zeng, Hee Yun Lee, Zan Gao
Breast cancer survivors are at risk for poor health, with physical activity a possible treatment. Little research has examined how technology might promote breast cancer survivor physical activity or health. The aim of this study is to investigate the feasibility of employing a commercially available mobile health application- and social media-based health education intervention to improve breast cancer survivor physical activity or health.Ten breast cancer survivors (X̅ age = 45.80 ± 10.23 years; X̅ weight = 79...
February 17, 2018: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471267/the-effectiveness-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-based-lifestyle-interventions-on-biomedical-psychosocial-and-behavioral-outcomes-in-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Xingfeng Yu, Janita P C Chau, Lanting Huo
BACKGROUND: Integrative diabetes care, which combines conventional diabetes therapy with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)-based interventions, has gained popularity worldwide. Numerous TCM-based lifestyle modification approaches have been proposed for individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). OBJECTIVES: To synthesize and present the best available evidence on the effectiveness of TCM-based lifestyle interventions in individuals with T2DM. DESIGN: We undertook a systematic review of randomized controlled trials or controlled clinical trials...
February 19, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471155/early-results-of-magnetic-sphincter-augmentation-versus-fundoplication-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Alberto Aiolfi, Emanuele Asti, Daniele Bernardi, Gianluca Bonitta, Emanuele Rausa, Stefano Siboni, Luigi Bonavina
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Nissen and Toupet fundoplication (LF) are currently considered gold-standard surgical treatment for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation (MSA) is an innovative surgical procedure that has been showed to be effective to control GERD symptoms and to reduce esophageal acid exposure. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare early outcomes of LF and MSA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane databases were consulted matching the terms "Gastroesophageal reflux or heartburn", "LINX or magnetic sphincter augmentation" and "fundoplication"...
February 19, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471124/methods-and-procedures-for-a-randomized-double-blind-study-investigating-dose-dependent-longitudinal-effects-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-bone-health
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Lauren A Burt, Sharon Gaudet, Michelle Kan, Marianne S Rose, Emma O Billington, Steven K Boyd, David A Hanley
The optimum dose of vitamin D and corresponding serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) concentration for bone health is still debated and some health practitioners are recommending doses well above the Canada/USA recommended Dietary Reference Intake (DRI). We designed a three-year randomized double-blind clinical trial investigating whether there are dose-dependent effects of vitamin D supplementation above the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) on bone health. The primary aims of this study are to assess, whether supplementation of vitamin D3 increases 1) volumetric bone mineral density measured by high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT); 2) bone strength assessed by finite element analysis, and 3) areal bone mineral density by dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)...
February 19, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471032/results-of-an-asthma-education-program-delivered-via-telemedicine-in-rural-schools
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Tamara T Perry, Jill S Halterman, Rita H Brown, Chunqiao Luo, Shemeka M Randle, Cassandra R Hunter, Mallikarjuna Rettiganti
BACKGROUND: Asthma morbidity is high among low-income children living in rural U.S. regions, yet few interventions have been designed to reduce asthma burden among rural populations. OBJECTIVE: Examine the impact of a school-based asthma education program delivered via telemedicine among children living in an impoverished, rural region. METHODS: We conducted a cluster randomized trial with rural children, ages 7-14 years, comparing a school-based telemedicine asthma education intervention to usual care...
February 19, 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470854/the-cost-effectiveness-of-screening-in-the-community-to-reduce-osteoporotic-fractures-in-older-women-in-the-uk-economic-evaluation-of-the-scoop-study
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David A Turner, Rebekah Fong Soe Khioe, Lee Shepstone, Elizabeth Lenaghan, Cyrus Cooper, Neil Gittoes, Nicholas C Harvey, Richard Holland, Amanda Howe, Eugene McCloskey, Terence W O'Neill, David Torgerson, Richard Fordham
The SCOOP study was a two-arm randomized controlled trial conducted in the UK in 12,483 eligible women aged 70 to 85 years. It compared a screening program using the FRAX® risk assessment tool in addition to bone mineral density (BMD) measures versus usual management. The SCOOP study found a reduction in the incidence of hip fractures in the screening arm, but there was no evidence of a reduction in the incidence of all osteoporosis-related fractures. To make decisions about whether to implement any screening program, we should also consider whether the program is likely to be a good use of health care resources, ie, is it cost-effective? The cost per gained quality adjusted life year of screening for fracture risk has not previously been demonstrated in an economic evaluation alongside a clinical trial...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470807/longitudinal-effects-of-adjuvant-endocrine-therapy-on-the-quality-of-life-of-post-menopausal-women-with-non-metastatic-er-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Hong Xiao, Xinyi Jiang, Cheng Chen, Alberto J Montero, Vakaramoko Diaby
BACKGROUND: Anti-estrogen (ER) endocrine therapy is an effective treatment strategy in reducing breast cancer mortality. This therapy has a better therapeutic index than chemotherapy but can still affect patients' quality of life (QOL) over time. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this systematic review were to (1) describe QOL instruments used in ER-positive (ER+) non-metastatic breast cancer trials and (2) document the longitudinal effects of adjuvant endocrine therapy on the QOL of post-menopausal women with ER+ non-metastatic breast cancer...
February 22, 2018: PharmacoEconomics Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470730/sacral-nerve-stimulation-versus-percutaneous-tibial-nerve-stimulation-for-faecal-incontinence-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Constantinos Simillis, Nikhil Lal, Shengyang Qiu, Christos Kontovounisios, Shahnawaz Rasheed, Emile Tan, Paris P Tekkis
AIMS: Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) and sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) are both second-line treatments for faecal incontinence (FI). To compare the clinical outcomes and effectiveness of SNS versus PTNS for treating FI in adults. METHOD: A literature search of MEDLINE, Embase, Science Citation Index Expanded and Cochrane was performed in order to identify studies comparing SNS and PTNS for treating FI. A risk of bias assessment was performed using The Cochrane Collaboration's risk of bias tool...
February 22, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470713/health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-undergoing-cervico-thoracic-osteotomies-for-fixed-cervico-thoracic-kyphosis-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Silviu Sabou, Hossein Mehdian, Dritan Pasku, Luca Boriani, Nasir A Quraishi
PURPOSE: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) can result in severe cervico-thoracic kyphotic deformity (CTKD). Few studies have addressed the relationship between cervico-thoracic osteotomies in AS and health-related quality of life scores. The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of cervico-thoracic osteotomy (CTO) on improving quality of life for patients with fixed CTKD. METHODS: A database of all patients who underwent a CTO for CTKD in patients with AS was created...
February 22, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470455/urban-rural-county-and-state-differences-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-united-states-2015
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Janet B Croft, Anne G Wheaton, Yong Liu, Fang Xu, Hua Lu, Kevin A Matthews, Timothy J Cunningham, Yan Wang, James B Holt
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) accounts for the majority of deaths from chronic lower respiratory diseases, the third leading cause of death in the United States in 2015 and the fourth leading cause in 2016.* Major risk factors include tobacco exposure, occupational and environmental exposures, respiratory infections, and genetics.† State variations in COPD outcomes (1) suggest that it might be more common in states with large rural areas. To assess urban-rural variations in COPD prevalence, hospitalizations, and mortality; obtain county-level estimates; and update state-level variations in COPD measures, CDC analyzed 2015 data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), Medicare hospital records, and death certificate data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS)...
February 23, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470313/injustice-perceptions-about-pain-parent-child-discordance-is-associated-with-worse-functional-outcomes
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Megan M Miller, David Wuest, Amy E Williams, Eric L Scott, Zina Trost, Adam T Hirsh
Pain is experienced in and influenced by social environments. For children with chronic pain, the child-parent relationship and parental beliefs about pain are particularly important and may influence pain outcomes. Pain-related injustice perceptions have recently been identified as an important cognitive-emotional factor for children with pain. The current study aimed to better understand the pain-related injustice perceptions of children with chronic pain and their parents. The sample consisted of 253 pediatric chronic pain patients (mean age=14...
February 20, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470277/does-duration-of-pain-at-baseline-influence-clinical-outcomes-of-low-back-pain-patients-managed-on-an-evidence-based-pathway
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Mary-Anne Jess, Ryan Cormac, Sharon Hamilton, Shaun Wellburn, Greg Atkinson, Charles Greenough, Andrew Coxon, Diarmaid Ferguson, Francis Fatoye, John Dickson, Andrea Jones, Denis Martin
Supplemental Digital Content is available in the text STUDY DESIGN.: Longitudinal observational study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between the duration of pain at baseline and the clinical outcomes of patients with low back pain (LBP) enrolled on the North East of England Regional Back Pain and Radicular Pain Pathway (NERBPP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The NERBPP is a clinical pathway based upon NICE guidelines (2009) for LBP of <1-year duration...
February 21, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469666/the-dsm-5-trait-measure-in-a-psychiatric-sample-of-late-adolescents-and-emerging-adults-structure-reliability-and-validity
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Elien De Caluwé, Lize Verbeke, Marcel van Aken, Paul T van der Heijden, Barbara De Clercq
The inclusion of a dimensional trait model of personality pathology in DSM-5 creates new opportunities for research on developmental antecedents of personality pathology. The traits of this model can be measured with the Personality Inventory for DSM-5 (PID-5), initially developed for adults, but also demonstrating validity in adolescents. The present study adds to the growing body of literature on the psychometrics of the PID-5, by examining its structure, validity, and reliability in 187 psychiatric-referred late adolescents and emerging adults...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Personality Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469076/quality-of-life-outcome-measures-using-university-of-washington-questionnaire-version-4-in-early-t1-t2-anterior-tongue-cancers-with-and-without-radiotherapy-a-cross-sectional-study
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P Sakthivel, D V K Irugu, C A Singh, H Verma, R Yogal, B Jat, A Chadran, K Sikka, A Thakar, S C Sharma
CONTEXT: To evaluate the quality of life (QOL) outcome measures in disease-free survivors of pathological T1/T2 tongue cancers and to compare QOL in patients treated with only surgery and with adjuvant treatment. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All pathological T1/T2 anterior tongue cancer cases with follow-up from January 2011 till December 2015, who had locoregionally controlled disease with a minimum disease-free survival period of 1 year, were included in the study...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468643/development-and-validation-of-spasticity-index-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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K Milinis, A Tennant, R J Mills, A Al-Chalabi, G Burke, D J Dick, J Ealing, C O Hanemann, T Harrower, C J McDermott, T Majeed, A Pinto, K Talbot, T Williams, C A Young
OBJECTIVES: Spasticity is a common and disabling feature of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). There are currently no validated ALS-specific measures of spasticity. The aim of this study was to develop and use a self-report outcome measure for spasticity in ALS. METHODS: Following semi-structured interviews with 11 ALS patients, a draft scale was administered across ALS clinics in the UK. Internal validity of the scale was examined using the Rasch model. The numerical rating scale (NRS) for spasticity and Leeds Spasticity scale (LSS) were co-administered...
February 21, 2018: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468607/the-patient-reported-information-multidimensional-exploration-prime-framework-for-investigating-emotions-and-other-factors-of-prostate-cancer-patients-with-low-intermediate-risk-based-on-online-cancer-support-group-discussions
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Tharindu Bandaragoda, Weranja Ranasinghe, Achini Adikari, Daswin de Silva, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Damminda Alahakoon, Raj Persad, Damien Bolton
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to use the Patient Reported Information Multidimensional Exploration (PRIME) framework, a novel ensemble of machine-learning and deep-learning algorithms, to extract, analyze, and correlate self-reported information from Online Cancer Support Groups (OCSG) by patients (and partners of patients) with low intermediate-risk prostate cancer (PCa) undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP), external beam radiotherapy (EBRT), and active surveillance (AS), and to investigate its efficacy in quality-of-life (QoL) and emotion measures...
February 21, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468568/cognitive-behavior-therapy-for-fear-of-cancer-recurrence-a-case-study
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Marieke van de Wal, Petra Servaes, Rebecca Berry, Belinda Thewes, Judith Prins
This case study describes the course and content of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for clinical fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) in a breast cancer survivor. The CBT for clinical FCR consisted of seven face-to-face therapy sessions and one telephone session. The primary treatment goal was to reduce FCR severity by modifying cognitive processes and dysfunctional behavior. Assessments of FCR and quality of life were completed by the breast cancer survivor pre-therapy, post-therapy, and at 6 and 12 months of post-therapy...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468373/exploring-symptom-severity-illness-perceptions-coping-styles-and-well-being-in-gastroparesis-patients-using-the-common-sense-model
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Sally Woodhouse, Geoff Hebbard, Simon R Knowles
AIMS: This study aimed to examine the relationships between gastroparesis symptom severity, illness perceptions, coping styles, quality of life (QoL), and psychological distress in patients with gastroparesis, guided by the common sense model. METHODS: One hundred and seventy-nine adults with gastroparesis (165 females, 14 males; mean age 41.82 years) completed an online questionnaire. The Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptom Index was used to measure gastroparesis symptom severity, QoL was explored using the PAGI-QOL, illness perceptions were measured using the Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire, the Carver Brief COPE scale assessed coping styles, and psychological distress was investigated using the DASS21...
February 22, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
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