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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219878/features-of-a-mobile-support-app-for-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-literature-review-and-current-applications
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Drishty D Sobnath, Nada Philip, Reem Kayyali, Shereen Nabhani-Gebara, Barbara Pierscionek, Anouk W Vaes, Martijn A Spruit, Evangelos Kaimakamis
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious long-term lung disease in which the airflow from the lungs is progressively reduced. By 2030, COPD will become the third cause of mortality and seventh cause of morbidity worldwide. With advances in technology and mobile communications, significant progress in the mobile health (mHealth) sector has been recently observed. Mobile phones with app capabilities (smartphones) are now considered as potential media for the self-management of certain types of diseases such as asthma, cancer, COPD, or cardiovascular diseases...
February 20, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213601/protocol-for-a-scoping-review-of-post-trial-extensions-of-randomised-controlled-trials-using-individually-linked-administrative-and-registry-data
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Tiffany Fitzpatrick, Laure Perrier, Andrea C Tricco, Sharon E Straus, Peter Jüni, Merrick Zwarenstein, Lisa M Lix, Mark Smith, Laura C Rosella, David A Henry
INTRODUCTION: Well-conducted randomised controlled trials (RCTs) provide the least biased estimates of intervention effects. However, RCTs are costly and time-consuming to perform and long-term follow-up of participants may be hampered by lost contacts and financial constraints. Advances in computing and population-based registries have created new possibilities for increasing the value of RCTs by post-trial extension using linkage to routinely collected administrative/registry data in order to determine long-term interventional effects...
February 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210378/advances-in-vitiligo-an-update-on-medical-and-surgical-treatments
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REVIEW
Alexander B Dillon, Andrew Sideris, Ali Hadi, Nada Elbuluk
Vitiligo is one of the most common cutaneous disorders of depigmentation. Although its underlying causes are still being studied and no definitive cure currently exists, recent research has provided insight into pathogenic mechanisms and new treatment options. Objective: The aim of this paper is to provide a comprehensive overview of the medical and surgical therapies for vitiligo with emphasis on the most recent treatment modalities. Design: This review was conducted through a literature search using PubMed and the National institutes of Health's clinicalTrials...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209070/assessment-of-quality-of-life-in-phase-iii-trials-of-radiotherapy-in-localized-or-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer-over-the-past-17-years
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Gustavo Nader Marta, Everardo D Saad
BACKGROUND: We investigated the extent to which health-related quality of life (HRQOL) parameters have been used as endpoints in recent phase III trials on radiotherapy for head and neck cancer, as well as the frequency and correlates of significant HRQOL gains. METHODS: Using the medical subject headings "head and neck neoplasms" and "radiotherapy", we searched PubMed for the main paper reporting phase III trials published between 1/1999 and 12/2015 in 16 leading journals...
January 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167593/a-review-on-dapsone-hypersensitivity-syndrome-among-chinese-patients-with-an-emphasis-on-preventing-adverse-drug-reactions-with-genetic-testing
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Na Wang, Leela Parimi, Hong Liu, Furen Zhang
Dapsone is a bactericidal and bacteriostatic against Mycobacterium leprae, a causative agent of leprosy. Dapsone is also applied in a range of medical fields because of its anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects. Dapsone hypersensitivity syndrome (DHS) is a rare yet serious adverse drug reaction (ADR) caused by dapsone involving multiple organs. We performed a systematic review of published articles describing dapsone-induced hypersensitivity syndrome, including all Chinese articles and the latest literature available in online databases published between October 2009 and October 2015...
February 6, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158165/ketamine-an-update-on-cellular-and-subcellular-mechanisms-with-implications-for-clinical-practice
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Gary J Iacobucci, Ognjen Visnjevac, Leili Pourafkari, Nader Djalal Nader
BACKGROUND: Ketamine is one of the oldest hypnotic agents used to provide an anesthetic agent with analgesic properties and minimal suppressive effects on respiration. The ability of ketamine in modulating glutamatergic (N-methyl D-aspartate) pain receptors has made this anesthetic drug a new option for the management of patients with chronic pain syndromes. Further preclinical and clinical findings suggest ketamine may have wide ranging effects on both cognition and development. Recent advances have revealed an unprecedented role for ketamine in the acute management of depression...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133981/novel-multitarget-directed-tacrine-derivatives-as-potential-candidates-for-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Wen-Yu Wu, Yu-Chen Dai, Nian-Guang Li, Ze-Xi Dong, Ting Gu, Zhi-Hao Shi, Xin Xue, Yu-Ping Tang, Jin-Ao Duan
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder, which is complex and progressive; it has not only threatened the health of elderly people, but also burdened the whole social medical and health system. The available therapy for AD is limited and the efficacy remains unsatisfactory. In view of the prevalence and expected increase in the incidence of AD, the design and development of efficacious and safe anti-AD agents has become a hotspot in the field of pharmaceutical research. Due to the multifactorial etiology of AD, the multitarget-directed ligands (MTDLs) approach is promising in search for new drugs for AD...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115191/penile-cancer-contemporary-lymph-node-management
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REVIEW
Jonathan S O'Brien, Marlon Perera, Todd Manning, Mike Bozin, Sonja Cabarkapa, Emily Chen, Nathan Lawrentschuk
PURPOSE: In penile cancer, the optimal diagnostics and management of metastatic lymph nodes are not clear. Advances in minimally invasive staging, including dynamic sentinel lymph node biopsy, have widened the diagnostic repertoire of the urologist. We aimed to provide an objective update of the recent trends in the management of penile squamous cell carcinoma, and inguinal and pelvic lymph node metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We systematically reviewed several medical databases, including the Web of Science® (with MEDLINE®), Embase® and Cochrane databases, according to PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses) guidelines...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106853/significant-change-spotting-for-periodic-human-motion-segmentation-of-cleaning-tasks-using-wearable-sensors
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Kai-Chun Liu, Chia-Tai Chan
The proportion of the aging population is rapidly increasing around the world, which will cause stress on society and healthcare systems. In recent years, advances in technology have created new opportunities for automatic activities of daily living (ADL) monitoring to improve the quality of life and provide adequate medical service for the elderly. Such automatic ADL monitoring requires reliable ADL information on a fine-grained level, especially for the status of interaction between body gestures and the environment in the real-world...
January 19, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099128/bone-health-assessment-of-food-allergic-children-on-restrictive-diets-a-practical-guide
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Artemis E Doulgeraki, Emmanouel M Manousakis, Nikolaos G Papadopoulos
BACKGROUND: Food allergy in childhood is on the rise globally and is managed with avoidance diets; recent case reports of food allergic children with nutritional rickets in the literature highlight the importance of close monitoring of bone health in this population. METHODS: There is no consensus as yet with regard to bone health evaluation in food allergic children; therefore, extensive literature search was performed and the existing evidence is presented, along with a relevant algorithm...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094573/advanced-gastric-adenocarcinoma-optimizing-therapy-options
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Dilsa Mizrak Kaya, Kazuto Harada, Yusuke Shimodaira, Fatemeh G Amlashi, Quan Lin, Jaffer A Ajani
Gastric adenocarcinoma (GAC) is the fifth most common cancer and third leading cause of cancer related mortality worldwide. When localized, cure is achievable with surgery and adjunctive therapies in some patients, however, once advanced, GAC is not a curable condition. Only two targeted agents (trastuzumab and ramucirumab) have been approved and apatinib was approved only in China. Because of the heterogeneous nature of GAC, it is not possible to assess a standard therapeutic approach. Areas covered: In this review, we aimed to describe the optimal systemic therapy regimens for advanced GAC...
February 3, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052652/anti-angiogenic-therapy-in-patients-with-advanced-gastric-and-gastroesophageal-junction-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Li-Tzong Chen, Do-Youn Oh, Min-Hee Ryu, Kun-Huei Yeh, Winnie Yeo, Roberto Carlesi, Rebecca Cheng, Jongseok Kim, Mauro Orlando, Yoon-Koo Kang
Despite advancements in therapy for advanced gastric and gastroesophageal junction cancers, their prognosis remains dismal. Tumor angiogenesis plays a key role in cancer growth and metastasis, and recent studies indicate that pharmacologic blockade of angiogenesis is a promising approach to therapy. In this systematic review, we summarize current literature on the clinical benefit of anti-angiogenic agents in advanced gastric cancer. We conducted a systematic search of PubMed and conference proceedings including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the European Society for Medical Oncology, and the European Cancer Congress...
January 3, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048813/mo-fg-209-04-dbt-applications-of-feature-adaptive-visual-search-model-oberver
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M Das
: This symposium will review recent advances in the simulation methods for evaluation of novel breast imaging systems - the subject of AAPM Task Group TG234. Our focus will be on the various approaches to development and validation of software anthropomorphic phantoms and their use in the statistical assessment of novel imaging systems using such phantoms along with computational models for the x-ray image formation process. Due to the dynamic development and complex design of modern medical imaging systems, the simulation of anatomical structures, image acquisition modalities, and the image perception and analysis offers substantial benefits of reduced cost, duration, and radiation exposure, as well as the known ground-truth and wide variability in simulated anatomies...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028671/anesthesia-considerations-for-patients-with-an-implanted-deep-brain-stimulator-undergoing-surgery-a-review-and-update
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Tze Yeng Yeoh, Pirjo Manninen, Suneil K Kalia, Lashmi Venkatraghavan
PURPOSE: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can be an effective treatment option for patients with essential tremor and Parkinson's disease. This review provides an overview on the functioning of neurostimulators and recent advances in this technology and presents an updated guide on the anesthetic management of patients with an implanted neurostimulator undergoing surgery or medical intervention. SOURCE: A search was conducted on MEDLINE®, EMBASE™, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews databases to identify studies published in English from 1974 to December 2015...
March 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922625/infections-in-the-spinal-cord-injured-population-a-systematic-review
#15
L Y Garcia-Arguello, J C O'Horo, A Farrell, R Blakney, M R Sohail, C T Evans, N Safdar
STUDY DESIGN: Spinal cord injury (SCI) patients are an increasing population due to recent military conflicts. SCI patients are at an increased risk of infection, but the epidemiology management and prevention strategies for these infections are unclear. OBJECTIVE: To review the incidence, microbiology and management of pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI), urinary tract infections (UTI) and bloodstream infections in the SCI population via literature review...
December 6, 2016: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920940/3d-printing-in-neurosurgery-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Michael Randazzo, Jared M Pisapia, Nickpreet Singh, Jayesh P Thawani
BACKGROUND: The recent expansion of three-dimensional (3D) printing technology into the field of neurosurgery has prompted a widespread investigation of its utility. In this article, we review the current body of literature describing rapid prototyping techniques with applications to the practice of neurosurgery. METHODS: An extensive and systematic search of the Compendex, Scopus, and PubMed medical databases was conducted using keywords relating to 3D printing and neurosurgery...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913373/mobile-phone-apps-to-improve-medication-adherence-a-systematic-stepwise-process-to-identify-high-quality-apps
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Karla Santo, Sarah S Richtering, John Chalmers, Aravinda Thiagalingam, Clara K Chow, Julie Redfern
BACKGROUND: There are a growing number of mobile phone apps available to support people in taking their medications and to improve medication adherence. However, little is known about how these apps differ in terms of features, quality, and effectiveness. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to systematically review the medication reminder apps available in the Australian iTunes store and Google Play to assess their features and their quality in order to identify high-quality apps...
December 2, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855527/recent-advances-in-therapeutics-and-drug-delivery-for-the-treatment-of-inner-ear-diseases-a-patent-review-2011-2015
#18
Kim Nguyen, Judith S Kempfle, David H Jung, Charles E McKenna
Inner ear disorders such as hearing loss, tinnitus, and Ménière's disease significantly impact the quality of life of affected individuals. Treatment of such disorders is an ongoing challenge. Current clinical approaches relieve symptoms but do not fully restore hearing, and the search for more effective therapeutic methods represents an area of urgent current interest. Areas covered: Thirty four patents and patent applications published from 2011 to 2015 were selected from the database of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), covering new approaches for the treatment of inner ear disorders described in the patent literature: 1) identification of new therapeutic agents, 2) development of sustained release formulations, and 3) medical devices that facilitate delivery of such agents to the inner ear...
November 18, 2016: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832243/evaluation-of-the-feasibility-of-screening-patients-for-early-signs-of-lung-carcinoma-in-web-search-logs
#19
Ryen W White, Eric Horvitz
Importance: A statistical model that predicts the appearance of strong evidence of a lung carcinoma diagnosis via analysis of large-scale anonymized logs of web search queries from millions of people across the United States. Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of screening patients at risk of lung carcinoma via analysis of signals from online search activity. Design, Setting, and Participants: We identified people who issue special queries that provide strong evidence of a recent diagnosis of lung carcinoma...
November 10, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830227/a-survey-of-the-literature-on-unintended-consequences-associated-with-health-information-technology-2014-2015
#20
K Zheng, J Abraham, L L Novak, T L Reynolds, A Gettinger
OBJECTIVE: To summarize recent research on unintended consequences associated with implementation and use of health information technology (health IT). Included in the review are original empirical investigations published in English between 2014 and 2015 that reported unintended effects introduced by adoption of digital interventions. Our analysis focuses on the trends of this steam of research, areas in which unintended consequences have continued to be reported, and common themes that emerge from the findings of these studies...
November 10, 2016: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
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