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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110411/development-of-the-siope-dipg-network-registry-and-imaging-repository-a-collaborative-effort-to-optimize-research-into-a-rare-and-lethal-disease
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Sophie E M Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Joshua Baugh, Brooklyn Chaney, Dennis De Jongh, Esther Sanchez Aliaga, Frederik Barkhof, Johan Noltes, Ruben De Wolf, Jet Van Dijk, Antonio Cannarozzo, Carin M Damen-Korbijn, Jan A Lieverst, Niclas Colditz, Marion Hoffmann, Monika Warmuth-Metz, Brigitte Bison, David T W Jones, Dominik Sturm, Gerrit H Gielen, Chris Jones, Esther Hulleman, Raphael Calmon, David Castel, Pascale Varlet, Géraldine Giraud, Irene Slavc, Stefaan Van Gool, Sandra Jacobs, Filip Jadrijevic-Cvrlje, David Sumerauer, Karsten Nysom, Virve Pentikainen, Sanna-Maria Kivivuori, Pierre Leblond, Natasha Entz-Werle, Andre O von Bueren, Antonis Kattamis, Darren R Hargrave, Péter Hauser, Miklos Garami, Halldora K Thorarinsdottir, Jane Pears, Lorenza Gandola, Giedre Rutkauskiene, Geert O Janssens, Ingrid K Torsvik, Marta Perek-Polnik, Maria J Gil-da-Costa, Olga Zheludkova, Liudmila Shats, Ladislav Deak, Lidija Kitanovski, Ofelia Cruz, Andres Morales La Madrid, Stefan Holm, Nicolas Gerber, Rejin Kebudi, Richard Grundy, Enrique Lopez-Aguilar, Marta Zapata-Tarres, John Emmerik, Tim Hayden, Simon Bailey, Veronica Biassoni, Maura Massimino, Jacques Grill, William P Vandertop, Gertjan J L Kaspers, Maryam Fouladi, Christof M Kramm, Dannis G van Vuurden
Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a rare and deadly childhood malignancy. After 40 years of mostly single-center, often non-randomized trials with variable patient inclusions, there has been no improvement in survival. It is therefore time for international collaboration in DIPG research, to provide new hope for children, parents and medical professionals fighting DIPG. In a first step towards collaboration, in 2011, a network of biologists and clinicians working in the field of DIPG was established within the European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOPE) Brain Tumour Group: the SIOPE DIPG Network...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110383/risk-factors-for-recurrence-after-acute-colonic-diverticulitis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Line Hupfeld, Jakob Burcharth, Hans-Christian Pommergaard, Jacob Rosenberg
PURPOSE: Several factors may influence the risk of recurrence after an episode of acute colonic diverticulitis. Until now, a comprehensive systematic overview and evaluation of relevant risk factors have not been presented. This review aimed at assembling and evaluating current evidence on risk factors for recurrence after conservatively treated acute colonic diverticulitis. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane databases were searched for studies evaluating risk factors for recurrence after acute diverticulitis treated non-surgically defined as antibiotic treatment, percutaneous abscess drainage, or by observation...
January 22, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110322/classification-of-facial-wrinkles-among-chinese-women
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Zhang Jiechen, Hou Wei, Feng Suying, Chen Xiangsheng, Wang Hongwei
It is generally recognized that Caucasians and Asians have different skin aging features. The aim of this study was to develop a facial wrinkle grading scale for Chinese women. Standard photographs were taken of 242 Chinese women. Six sets of 0 to 9 wrinkle scales with reference photographs and descriptions were selected, including grading scales for resting and hyperkinetic crow's feet, frontalis lines, glabellar frown lines, and nasolabial folds. To identify the scale by objective quantitative measurement, skin surface measurements from the Visioscan(®) VC98 were used...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110297/the-technical-report-on-sodium-intake-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-by-the-joint-working-group-of-the-world-heart-federation-the-european-society-of-hypertension-and-the-european-public-health-association
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Giuseppe Mancia, Suzanne Oparil, Paul K Whelton, Martin McKee, Anna Dominiczak, Friedrich C Luft, Khalid AlHabib, Fernando Lanas, Albertino Damasceno, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Giuseppe La Torre, Michael Weber, Martin O'Donnell, Sidney C Smith, Jagat Narula
Ingestion of sodium is essential to health, but excess sodium intake is a risk factor for hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Defining an optimal range of sodium intake in populations has been challenging and controversial. Clinical trials evaluating the effect of sodium reduction on blood pressure have shown blood pressure lowering effects down to sodium intake of less than 1.5 g/day. Findings from these blood pressure trials form the basis for current guideline recommendations to reduce sodium intake to less than 2...
January 21, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110296/three-six-or-twelve-months-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-after-des-implantation-in-patients-with-or-without-acute-coronary-syndromes-an-individual-patient-data-pairwise-and-network-meta-analysis-of-six-randomized-trials-and-11%C3%A2-473-patients
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Tullio Palmerini, Diego Della Riva, Umberto Benedetto, Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Fausto Feres, Alexandre Abizaid, Martine Gilard, Marie-Claude Morice, Marco Valgimigli, Myeong-Ki Hong, Byeong-Keuk Kim, Yangsoo Jang, Hyo-Soo Kim, Kyung Woo Park, Antonio Colombo, Alaide Chieffo, Diego Sangiorgi, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Philippe Généreux, Gianni D Angelini, Maria Pufulete, Jonathon White, Deepak L Bhatt, Gregg W Stone
AIM: We sought to determine whether the optimal dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) duration after drug-eluting stent (DES) placement varies according to clinical presentation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed an individual patient data pairwise and network meta-analysis comparing short-term (≤6-months) versus long-term (1-year) DAPT as well as 3-month vs. 6-month vs 1-year DAPT. The primary study outcome was the 1-year composite risk of myocardial infarction (MI) or definite/probable stent thrombosis (ST)...
January 21, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110155/first-in-man-study-with-a-novel-pegylated-recombinant-human-insulin-like-growth-factor-i
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H Kletzl, A Guenther, A Höflich, C Höflich, J Frystyk, R F Staack, E Schick, C Wandel, N Bleich, F Metzger
OBJECTIVE: This study is a first time assessment of safety and tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of RO5046013 in human, in comparison with unmodified rhIGF-I. DESIGN: The study was conducted as a single-center, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, single ascending dose, parallel group study in a clinical research unit in France. A total of 62 healthy volunteers participated in this clinical trial. RO5046013 was given as single subcutaneous injection, or as intravenous infusion over 48h, at ascending dose levels...
January 10, 2017: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110112/verbal-memory-functioning-moderates-psychotherapy-treatment-response-for-ptsd-related-nightmares
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J Cobb Scott, Gerlinde Harb, Janeese A Brownlow, Jennifer Greene, Ruben C Gur, Richard J Ross
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with cognitive deficits in attention, executive control, and memory, although few studies have investigated the relevance of cognitive difficulties for treatment outcomes. We examined whether cognitive functioning and history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) were associated with response to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for PTSD-related sleep problems. In a randomized controlled trial of Imagery Rehearsal (IR) added to components of CBT for Insomnia (IR + cCBT-I) compared to cCBT-I alone for PTSD-related recurrent nightmares, 94 U...
January 13, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110031/interspinous-process-devices-ipd-alone-versus-decompression-surgery-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-lss-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Xing-Wen Zhao, Jian-Xiong Ma, Xin-Long Ma, Fei Li, Wei-Wei He, Xuan Jiang, Yin Wang, Biao Han, Bin Lu
BACKGROUND: and purpose: Interspinous process devices (IPD) were widely used for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). However, whether IPD was superior to bony decompression was still debated. We aimed to compare the clinical outcomes of IPD to bony decompression for LSS. METHODS: PubMed, Cochrane library, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CCTR), Ovid Medline, China national knowledge internet database, Wan Fang database were searched in August...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109908/potential-role-of-metronomic-chemotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-esophageal-and-gastroesophageal-cancer
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Vanita Noronha, Vijay M Patil, Amit Joshi, Anuradha Chougule, Shripad Banavali, Kumar Prabhash
Patients with esophagogastric cancer have poor prognoses in spite of the best available therapies. Patients are debilitated and may not tolerate, or may progress, on standard cytotoxic chemotherapy regimens. Metronomic chemotherapy is an attractive treatment option due to its very low reported toxicity, modest efficacy, low cost and ease of administration. Capecitabine is the most common drug used in metronomic scheduling; other drugs include cyclophosphamide and paclitaxel. Dosing of capecitabine can range from 1000 mg orally daily for 4 weeks on and 1 week off to a continuous dosing schedule of 1500 mg orally daily...
January 18, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109874/comparison-of-durable-polymer-zotarolimus-eluting-and-biodegradable-polymer-biolimus-eluting-coronary-stents-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-3-year-clinical-outcomes-in-the-randomized-sort-out-vi-trial
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Bent Raungaard, Evald H Christiansen, Hans Erik Bøtker, Henrik S Hansen, Jan Ravkilde, Leif Thuesen, Jens Aarøe, Anton B Villadsen, Christian J Terkelsen, Lars R Krusell, Michael Maeng, Steen D Kristensen, Karsten T Veien, Knud N Hansen, Anders Junker, Morten Madsen, Søren L Andersen, Svend E Jensen, Lisette O Jensen
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to compare the safety and efficacy of the biocompatible durable-polymer zotarolimus-eluting stent with the biodegradable-polymer biolimus-eluting stent in unselected coronary patients. BACKGROUND: Biodegradable-polymer biolimus-eluting stents are superior to first-generation durable-polymer drug-eluting stents in long-term randomized all-comer trials. Long-term data comparing them to second-generation durable-polymer drug-eluting stents are lacking...
January 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109872/5-year-safety-and-efficacy-of-resolute%C3%A2-zotarolimus-eluting-stent-the-resolute-global-clinical-trial-program
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Robert W Yeh, Sigmund Silber, Lianglong Chen, Shaoliang Chen, Shirish Hiremath, Franz-Josef Neumann, Shubin Qiao, Shigeru Saito, Bo Xu, Yuejin Yang, Laura Mauri
OBJECTIVES: The authors evaluated the 5-year cumulative incidence of cardiovascular events following Resolute zotarolimus-eluting stent (R-ZES) implantation. BACKGROUND: Individual trials are often underpowered to show differences for low-frequency adverse events. The R-ZES was studied in 10 prospective clinical trials, designed with identical adverse event definitions, ascertainment, and adjudication. METHODS: The RESOLUTE Global Clinical Trial Program includes 7,618 patients treated with R-ZES: RESOLUTE first-in-human study (N = 139), RESOLUTE All Comers (N = 1,140), RESOLUTE International (N = 2,349), RESOLUTE US (N = 1,402), RESOLUTE US 38 mm (N = 114), RESOLUTE Japan (N = 100), RESOLUTE Japan Small Vessel Study (N = 65), RESOLUTE Asia (N = 311), RESOLUTE China Randomized Controlled Trial (N = 198), and RESOLUTE China Registry (N = 1,800)...
January 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109628/preoperative-bathing-of-the-surgical-site-with-chlorhexidine-for-infection-prevention-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Lúcia Maciel de Castro Franco, Gláucia Fernandes Cota, Tatiana Saraiva Pinto, Flávia Falci Ercole
BACKGROUND: Preoperative bathing with 4% chlorhexidine is recommended as a measure to prevent surgical site infection (SSI) despite uncertainty regarding the effectiveness of the intervention. This review aimed to assess the effect of bathing with 4% chlorhexidine on the prevention of SSIs in clean surgeries compared with bathing with placebo solution or soap. METHODS: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines for systematic reviews and the Cochrane manual were followed...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109620/effect-of-pre-operative-octenidine-nasal-ointment-and%C3%A2-showering-on-surgical-site-infections-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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M Reiser, A Scherag, C Forstner, F M Brunkhorst, S Harbarth, T Doenst, M W Pletz, S Hagel
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of pre-operative octenidine (OCT) decolonization on surgical site infection (SSI) rates. DESIGN: Before-and-after cohort study. PATIENTS: Patients undergoing an elective isolated coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedure: control group (1(st) January to 31(st) December 2013), N=475; intervention group (1(st) January to 31(st) December 2014), N=428. INTERVENTIONS: The intervention consisted of nasal application of OCT ointment three times daily, beginning on the day before surgery, and showering the night before and on the day of surgery with OCT soap...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109576/beta-blockers-reduced-the-risk-of-cardiac-rupture-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-control-trials
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Wei Gong, Siting Feng, Xiao Wang, Jingyao Fan, Aobo Li, Shao-Ping Nie
BACKGROUND: Cardiac rupture (CR) is a catastrophic complication that occurs after acute myocardial infarction (MI) and, at present, there are no effective pharmacological strategies for preventing this condition. The objective of this meta-analysis was to assess the effect of beta-blockers on CR in patients with acute MI. METHODS: An extensive search of the PUBMED, EMBASE, ISI Web of Science, MEDLINE and Cochrane was performed to retrieve the studies of beta-blockers treatment in patients with acute MI...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109574/revascularization-strategies-and-outcomes-in-elderly-patients-with-multivessel-coronary-disease
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J Trevor Posenau, Daniel M Wojdyla, Linda K Shaw, Karen P Alexander, E Magnus Ohman, Manesh R Patel, Peter K Smith, Sunil V Rao
BACKGROUND: Balancing risks and benefits of revascularization in elderly patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) is challenging. The appropriate revascularization strategy for elderly patients with multivessel CAD is unclear. METHODS: We used the Duke Databank for Cardiovascular Disease to identify patients aged 75 years or more who had multivessel disease and treatment with percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) within 30 days of the index catheterization between October 1, 2003, and June 30, 2013...
January 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109570/osteopathic-manipulative-treatment-improves-heart-surgery-outcomes-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Vittorio Racca, Bruno Bordoni, Paolo Castiglioni, Maddalena Modica, Maurizio Ferratini
BACKGROUND: Controlling sternal pain after heart surgery is important to reduce the risk of postoperative complications, but pain is often undertreated because of contraindications and side effects of analgesic drugs. Recently, osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) was demonstrated to reduce pain in different clinical contexts, suggesting its potential utility after cardiac surgery. The aim of this open-label, controlled study is to assess whether OMT contributes to sternal pain relief and improves postoperative outcomes...
January 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109559/meta-analysis-of-usefulness-of-concomitant-mitral-valve-repair-or-replacement-for-moderate-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation-with-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Salah E Altarabsheh, Salil V Deo, Shannon M Dunlay, Patricia J Erwin, Yagthan M Obeidat, Suparna Navale, Alan H Markowitz, Soon J Park
Moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) is often present in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). However, the clinical benefit of repairing moderate MR during CABG is unproven. We searched multiple databases to identify original studies comparing isolated CABG versus combined CABG and MR surgery (mitral valve surgery with coronary artery bypass grafting [MVCABG]); survival (either early or midterm) was the primary end point. Risk ratio (RR) or standardize mean difference was selected as the effect estimates; survival was compared by pooling hazard ratios...
December 9, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109313/can-an-educational-podcast-improve-the-ability-of-parents-of-primary-school-children-to-assess-the-reliability-of-claims-made-about-the-benefits-and-harms-of-treatments-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Daniel Semakula, Allen Nsangi, Matt Oxman, Astrid Austvoll-Dahlgren, Sarah Rosenbaum, Margaret Kaseje, Laetitia Nyirazinyoye, Atle Fretheim, Iain Chalmers, Andrew D Oxman, Nelson K Sewankambo
BACKGROUND: Claims made about the effects of treatments are very common in the media and in the population more generally. The ability of individuals to understand and assess such claims can affect their decisions and health outcomes. Many people in both low- and high-income countries have inadequate aptitude to assess information about the effects of treatments. As part of the Informed Healthcare Choices project, we have prepared a series of podcast episodes to help improve people's ability to assess claims made about treatment effects...
January 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109266/team-based-care-for-improving-hypertension-management-among-outpatients-tbc-hta-study-protocol-for-a-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial
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Valérie Santschi, Grégoire Wuerzner, Arnaud Chiolero, Bernard Burnand, Philippe Schaller, Lyne Cloutier, Gilles Paradis, Michel Burnier
BACKGROUND: Blood pressure (BP) is poorly controlled among a large proportion of hypertensive outpatients. Innovative models of care are therefore needed to improve BP control. The Team-Based Care for improving Hypertension management (TBC-HTA) study aims to evaluate the effect of a team-based care (TBC) interprofessional intervention, involving nurses, community pharmacists and physicians, on BP control of hypertensive outpatients compared to usual care in routine clinical practice. METHODS/DESIGN: The TBC-HTA study is a pragmatic randomized controlled study with a 6-month follow-up which tests a TBC interprofessionnal intervention conducted among uncontrolled treated hypertensive outpatients in two ambulatory clinics and among seven nearby community pharmacies in Lausanne and Geneva, Switzerland...
January 21, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109258/effect-of-erythropoietin-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-five-year-results-of-the-revival-3-trial
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Birgit Steppich, Philip Groha, Tareq Ibrahim, Heribert Schunkert, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Martin Hadamitzky, Adnan Kastrati, Ilka Ott
BACKGROUND: Erythropoietin (EPO) has been suggested to promote cardiac repair after MI. However, the randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled REVIVAL-3 trial showed that short term high dose EPO in timely reperfused myocardium does not improve left ventricular ejection fraction after 6 months. Moreover, the study raised safety concerns due to a trend towards a higher incidence of adverse clinical events as well as a increase in neointima formation after treatment with EPO. The present study therefore aimed to assess the 5-year clinical outcomes...
January 21, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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