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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222260/should-we-diagnose-and-treat-distal-deep-vein-thrombosis
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REVIEW
Helia Robert-Ebadi, Marc Righini
Ultrasound series report that isolated distal deep vein thrombosis (DVT), also known as calf DVT, represents up to 50% of all lower-limb DVTs and, therefore, is a frequent medical condition. Unlike proximal DVT and pulmonary embolism, which have been studied extensively and for which management is well standardized, much less is known about the optimal management of isolated calf DVT. Recent data arising from registries and nonrandomized studies have suggested that most distal DVTs do not extend to the proximal veins and have an uneventful follow-up when left untreated...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222139/effect-of-losartan-on-rv-dysfunction-results-from-the-double-blind-randomized-redefine-trial-in-adults-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Jouke P Bokma, Michiel M Winter, Arie P van Dijk, Hubert W Vliegen, Joost P van Melle, Folkert Meijboom, Martijn C Post, Jacqueline K Berbee, S Matthijs Boekholdt, Maarten Groenink, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Barbara J M Mulder, Berto J Bouma
Background -The effect of angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) on right ventricular (RV) function is still unknown. ARBs are beneficial in patients with acquired left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and recent findings suggested a favorable effect in symptomatic patients with systemic RV dysfunction. The current study aimed to determine the effect of losartan, an ARB, on subpulmonary RV dysfunction in adults after repair of tetralogy of Fallot (rTOF). Methods -REDEFINE is an investigator-initiated, multicenter, prospective, 1:1 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study...
December 8, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221272/goal-directed-fluid-restriction-using-stroke-volume-variation-and-cardiac-index-during-one-lung-ventilation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hui Xu, Shu-Hua Shu, Di Wang, Xiao-Qing Chai, Yan-Hu Xie, Wei-De Zhou
Background: Goal-directed therapy confers a strong prognosis in patients undergoing major cardiac or noncardiac surgery. The present study investigated whether intraoperative goal-directed fluid restriction (GDFR) using stroke volume variation (SVV) and cardiac index could improve oxygenation and postoperative outcome in patients undergoing one-lung ventilation (OLV). Methods: A Total of 168 patients scheduled for elective thoracoscopic lobectomy under OLV were randomized into the GDFR protocol (group G) or conventional fluid therapy groups (group C)...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221263/a-prospective-randomized-trial-comparing-homologous-and-autologous-fibrin-sealants-for-the-control-of-alveolar-air-leak
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Burcu Kılıç, Ezel Erşen, Ahmet Demirkaya, H Volkan Kara, Nurlan Alizade, Mehlika İşcan, Kamil Kaynak, Akif Turna
Background: Postoperative air leak is a common complication seen after pulmonary resection. It is a significant reason of morbidity and also leads to greater hospital cost owing to prolonged length of stay. The purpose of this study is to compare homologous sealant with autologous one to prevent air leak following pulmonary resection. Methods: A total of 57 patients aged between 20 and 79 (mean age: 54.36) who underwent pulmonary resection other than pneumonectomy (lobar or sublobar resections) were analyzed...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214507/comparison-of-once-daily-bemiparin-with-twice-daily-enoxaparin-for-acute-deep-vein-thrombosis-a-multicenter-open-label-randomized-controlled-trial
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Igor A Suchkov, Javier Martinez-Gonzalez, Sebastian M Schellong, Toni Garbade, Michela Falciani
BACKGROUND: Individuals with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) have an increased risk of pulmonary embolism (PE), death, and long-term thrombotic complications. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of bemiparin once daily versus enoxaparin twice daily in the treatment of acute DVT, and to establish therapeutic non-inferiority of bemiparin. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This multicenter, randomized, open-label, active-controlled phase III clinical trial enrolled patients with acute proximal DVT confirmed by complete compression ultrasound (CCUS)...
December 6, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211857/pulmonary-vein-isolation-with-vs-without-continued-antiarrhythmic-drug-treatment-in-subjects-with-recurrent-atrial-fibrillation-powder-af-results-from-a-multicentre-randomized-trial
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Mattias Duytschaever, Anthony Demolder, Thomas Phlips, Andrea Sarkozy, Milad El Haddad, Philippe Taghji, Sebastien Knecht, Rene Tavernier, Yves Vandekerckhove, Tom De Potter
Aims: Catheter ablation is indicated in patients with symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) resistant to antiarrhythmic drug therapy (ADT). We investigated whether continued use of previously ineffective ADT beyond the post-ablation blanking period reduces recurrence of atrial tachyarrhythmia within the 1st year after ablation. Methods and results: This was a multicentre, randomized controlled study in patients undergoing contact force-guided pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for paroxysmal AF in whom previously ineffective ADT was continued during a blanking period of 3 months...
December 2, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209598/inflammatory-mediators-in-tracheal-aspirates-of-preterm-infants-participating-in-a-randomized-trial-of-permissive-hypercapnia
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Sarah Gentner, Mandy Laube, Ulrike Uhlig, Yang Yang, Hans W Fuchs, Jens Dreyhaupt, Helmut D Hummler, Stefan Uhlig, Ulrich H Thome
Background: Ventilator-induced lung injury is considered to be a main factor in the pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Optimizing ventilator strategies may reduce respiratory morbidities in preterm infants. Permissive hypercapnia has been suggested to attenuate lung injury. We aimed to determine if a higher PCO2 target range results in less lung injury compared to the control target range and possibly reduces pro-inflammatory cytokines and acid sphingomyelinase (ASM) in tracheal aspirates (TA), which has not been addressed before...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209514/fish-oil-supplementation-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-feasibility-of-conducting-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ashley S Fulton, Alison M Coates, Marie T Williams, Peter R C Howe, Manohar L Garg, Lisa G Wood, Peter Frith, Alison M Hill
Background: Long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCn-3PUFAs) may act as an effective adjunct therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a condition characterised by persistent airflow limitation and inflammation. However, the nature of this illness presents challenges for evaluating potential benefits. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of undertaking a randomised controlled trial of LCn-3PUFA supplementation in adults with COPD. Methods: A 16-week parallel, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled dietary supplementation trial was conducted...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209510/milrinone-in-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-a-randomized-pilot-trial-study-protocol-review-of-literature-and-survey-of-current-practices
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REVIEW
Satyan Lakshminrusimha, Martin Keszler, Haresh Kirpalani, Krisa Van Meurs, Patricia Chess, Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Bradley Yoder, Maria V Fraga, Holly Hedrick, Kevin P Lally, Leif Nelin, Michael Cotten, Jonathan Klein, Stephanie Guilford, Ashley Williams, Aasma Chaudhary, Marie Gantz, Jenna Gabrio, Dhuly Chowdhury, Kristin Zaterka-Baxter, Abhik Das, Rosemary D Higgins
Background: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is commonly associated with pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension (PH). PH associated with CDH (CDH-PH) is frequently resistant to conventional pulmonary vasodilator therapy including inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) possibly due to right and left ventricular dysfunction. Milrinone is an intravenous inotrope and lusitrope with pulmonary vasodilator properties and has been shown anecdotally to improve oxygenation in PH. We developed this pilot study to determine if milrinone infusion would improve oxygenation in neonates ≥36 weeks postmenstrual age (PMA) with CDH...
2017: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207962/a-partially-supervised-physical-activity-program-for-adult-and-adolescent-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-surfit-study-design-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-nct02730767
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Corina S Rueegg, Susi Kriemler, Simeon J Zuercher, Christina Schindera, Andrea Renner, Helge Hebestreit, Christian Meier, Prisca Eser, Nicolas X von der Weid
BACKGROUND: Beyond survival of nowadays >80%, modern childhood cancer treatment strives to preserve long-term health and quality of life. However, the majority of today's survivors suffer from short- and long-term adverse effects such as cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, obesity, osteoporosis, fatigue, depression, and reduced physical fitness and quality of life. Regular exercise can play a major role to mitigate or prevent such late-effects. Despite this, there are no data on the effects of regular exercise in childhood cancer survivors from randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
December 5, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207891/reluctance-of-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-its-early-stages-and-their-families-to-participate-in-a-partnership-based-self-management-trial-a-search-for-explanation
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Helga Jónsdóttir, Thorbjörg Sóley Ingadóttir
Recruitment, the process of accessing, screening, selecting and retaining participants for research remains a challenge. In a randomized controlled trial, partnership-based self-management intervention for patients who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in its initial stages, and their families, a theoretical framework developed for patients with an advanced COPD and their families was modified and implemented in a primary care context. In contrast to recruitment to the original study where 4% decline participation, in this study 25% of the potential patients declined participation...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201436/therapeutic-benefits-of-phosphodiesterase-5-inhibition-in-chronic-heart-failure-a-meta-analysis
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Renato De Vecchis, Arturo Cesaro, Carmelina Ariano
Background: Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (PDE5i) have been shown to be beneficial for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. However, several studies would have documented a useful effect of PDE5i even for pulmonary hypertension secondary to left-sided chronic heart failure (CHF). Methods: We performed a meta-analysis including randomized controlled trials (RCTs) which had compared PDE5i (mostly sildenafil) and placebo in CHF patients. Results: Fourteen studies enrolling a total of 928 patients were incorporated in the meta-analysis...
September 2017: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200840/lung-function-and-long-term-safety-of-tiotropium-olodaterol-in-east-asian-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Chunxue Bai, Masakazu Ichinose, Sang Haak Lee, Kwan Ho Lee, Olaf Jöns, Ulrich Bothner, Yihua Zhao, Roland Buhl
Background and purpose: While the efficacy and safety of combined tiotropium and olodaterol in patients with COPD was established in a large clinical trial program, it is important to assess whether clinical data can be applied to geographic patient groups, particularly for East Asian patients who may have a different phenotypic profile to the global trial population. This study aimed to compare the lung function and safety profiles of tiotropium/olodaterol and monocomponents in East Asian and global populations from the TONADO® trials...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199900/a-prescribed-walking-regimen-plus-arginine-supplementation-improves-function-and-quality-of-life-for-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-pilot-study
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Mary Beth Brown, Attie Kempf, Catherine M Collins, Gary M Long, Matthew Owens, Shikha Gupta, Yaron Hellman, Vincent Wong, Mark Farber, Tim Lahm
Current evidence suggests that exercise training is beneficial in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Unfortunately, the standard supervised, hospital-based programs limit patient accessibility to this important intervention. Our proof-of-concept study aimed to provide insight into the usefulness of a prescribed walking regimen along with arginine supplementation to improve outcomes for patients with PAH. Twelve PAH patients (all women) in New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class (FC) II (n = 7) or III (n = 5) and in stable condition for ≥ 3 months were enrolled...
January 2018: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199116/repaglinide-versus-insulin-for-newly-diagnosed-diabetes-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-trial
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Manfred Ballmann, Dominique Hubert, Baroukh M Assael, Doris Staab, Alexandra Hebestreit, Lutz Naehrlich, Tanja Nickolay, Nicole Prinz, Reinhard W Holl
BACKGROUND: As survival among patients with cystic fibrosis has improved in recent decades, complications have become increasingly relevant. The most frequent complication is cystic-fibrosis-related diabetes. The recommended treatment is injected insulin, but some patients are treated with oral antidiabetic drugs to ease the treatment burden. We assessed the efficacy and safety of oral antidiabetic drugs. METHODS: We did a multicentre, open-label, comparative, randomised trial in 49 centres in Austria, France, Germany, and Italy...
November 30, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197407/low-tidal-volume-mechanical-ventilation-against-no-ventilation-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-heart-surgery-mecano-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lee S Nguyen, Messaouda Merzoug, Philippe Estagnasie, Alain Brusset, Jean-Dominique Law Koune, Stephane Aubert, Thierry Waldmann, Jean-Michel Grinda, Hadrien Gibert, Pierre Squara
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pulmonary complications are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery. There are no recommendations on mechanical ventilation associated with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) during surgery and anesthesiologists perform either no ventilation (noV) at all during CPB or maintain low tidal volume (LTV) ventilation. Indirect evidence points towards better pulmonary outcomes when LTV is performed but no large-scale prospective trial has yet been published in cardiac surgery...
December 2, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193877/effects-of-probiotics-on-ghrelin-and-lungs-in-children-with-acute-lung-injury-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yu Wang, Li Gao, Zhongwen Yang, Fengmin Chen, Yuhua Zhang
AIM: To assess the effects of probiotics on serum ghrelin levels and protection for lungs in children with acute lung injury (ALI). METHODS: This study was performed as a double-blind, randomized, and controlled trial in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). The eligible children with ALI were assigned to either probiotic treatment or an identical placebo for 10 days. Serum ghrelin, SP-A(surfactant protein-A), TNF-α, and IL-6 concentrations were assessed at baseline and at the end of trial...
November 29, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193768/initial-experience-of-sleeve-lobectomy-under-complete-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery
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Shaohua Ma, Tianshen Yan, Dandan Liu, Keyi Wang, Jingdi Wang, Jintao Song, Tong Wang, Wei He, Jie Bai, Liang Jin, Hailong Liang
PURPOSE: Review the initial results of a single-center complete video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) sleeve lobectomy and discuss the key procedure of this operation, in addition to its safety and feasibility. METHODS: Retrospectively analyze the perioperative data of 11 patients who accepted complete VATS sleeve lobectomy between May 2013 and Jun 2017 in Peking University Third Hospital, try to evaluate the safety of this procedure. All the patients were followed up and their oncological recurrence and metastasis were observed, and feasibility of VATS sleeve lobectomy for lung cancer was evaluated...
November 29, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193478/possible-therapeutic-effect-of-carvacrol-on-asthmatic-patients-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-ii-clinical-trial
#19
Azam Alavinezhad, Mohammad Reza Khazdair, Mohammad Hossein Boskabady
The relaxant effects of carvacrol, a phenolic monoterpene, on tracheal smooth muscle and its preventive effect on asthmatic animals were reported. The effect of carvacrol in asthmatic patients was examined in the placebo group (Group P, n = 11) receiving placebo and treatment group (Group C, n = 12), which received carvacrol capsule (1.2 mg/kg/day) for 2 months in a double-blind manner. Pulmonary function tests, respiratory symptoms, hematological indices, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) were measured before, 1 and 2 months after starting treatment...
November 28, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191052/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-resistance-and-endurance-exercise-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Lora L Clawson, Merit Cudkowicz, Lisa Krivickas, Benjamin R Brooks, Mohammed Sanjak, Peggy Allred, Nazem Atassi, Amy Swartz, Gabrielle Steinhorn, Alpa Uchil, Kristen M Riley, Hong Yu, David A Schoenfeld, Nicholas J Maragakis
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the safety and tolerability of resistance and endurance exercise in ALS participants as measured by their ability to complete this six-month study. METHODS: Participants were randomized to Resistance, Endurance, or Stretching/Range of Motion (SROM the exercise regimen prescribed for most ALS patients) exercises. All exercises were performed at home with an individualized regimen designed by a physical therapist trained in ALS management. Primary outcome measures were tolerability of the exercises at 24 weeks defined by 50% of participants completing at least 50% of the prescribed exercise regimen...
November 30, 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
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