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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915460/zinc-supplementation-for-the-prevention-of-pneumonia-in-children-aged-2-months-to-59-months
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Zohra S Lassi, Anoosh Moin, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children younger than five years of age. Most deaths occur during infancy and in low-income countries. Daily zinc supplements have been reported to prevent acute lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) and reduce child mortality. This is an update of a review first published in 2010. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of zinc supplementation in the prevention of pneumonia in children aged two to 59 months...
December 4, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915321/anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-preparations-in-the-treatment-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity-balancing-risks-and-benefits
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Deepak Chawla, Brian A Darlow
NEED AND PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The standard of management of severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is laser ablation of the peripheral retina. Intra-vitreal injection of anti- vascular endothelial growth factor antibodies has emerged as an alternative modality of treatment of ROP. The purpose of this review is to evaluate the current evidence on benefits and risks of using anti-VEGF antibodies for management of ROP. METHODS: PubMed and Cochrane Register of Clinical Trials were searched for studies evaluating role of anti-VEGF agents in ROP...
November 7, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915319/retinopathy-of-prematurity-clinical-features-classification-natural-history-management-and-outcome
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Parag K Shah, Vishma Prabhu, Ratnesh Ranjan, Venkatapathy Narendran, Narendran Kalpana
CONTEXT: Retinopathy of prematurity is an avoidable cause of childhood blindness. Proper understanding of the classification and treatment methods is a must in tackling this disease. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Literature search with PubMed was conducted covering the period 1940-2015 with regards to retinopathy of prematurity, retrolental fibroplasia, its natural history, classification and treatment. RESULTS: The clinical features, screening and staging of retinopathy of prematurity according to International classification of retinopathy of prematurity (ICROP) has been included with illustrations...
November 7, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915306/a-consort-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials-for-the-treatment-of-invasive-aspergillosis
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Brian L Jones, Malcolm D Richardson, Patricia M Ingram, Samir G Agrawal
There is no assessment of the reporting quality of antifungal randomized, controlled trials (RCT), upon which guidelines for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis (IA) in patients with hematological malignancy are based. Trial reports were identified through Trip, Cochrane, Medline, and Embase database searches. Report quality was assessed using the 25-item CONSORT checklist and a rating scale of 1 (strongly disagree) to 4 (strongly agree). The primary endpoint was quality as assessed by mean group-scores among papers published at the time of the most recent IA treatment guidelines...
December 3, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915069/systematic-review-of-the-efficacy-of-particulate-vs-non-particulate-corticosteroids-in-epidural-injections
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REVIEW
Priyesh Mehta, Isaac Syrop, Jaspal Ricky Singh, Jonathan Kirschner
OBJECTIVE: To systematically analyze published studies in regards to the comparative efficacy of particulate versus non-particulate corticosteroids for cervical and lumbosacral epidural steroid injections (ESI) in reducing pain and improving function. TYPE: Systematic Review LITERATURE SURVEY: MEDLINE (Ovid), EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched from the period of 1950 to December 2015. METHODOLOGY: Criteria for inclusion in this review were: 1) Randomized controlled trials and 2) Retrospective studies comparing particulate versus non-particulate medication in fluoroscopically guided injections using a transforaminal (TF) or interlaminar (IL) approach...
November 30, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914903/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-and-short-term-psychoanalytical-psychotherapy-versus-a-brief-psychosocial-intervention-in-adolescents-with-unipolar-major-depressive-disorder-impact-a-multicentre-pragmatic-observer-blind-randomised-controlled-superiority-trial
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Ian M Goodyer, Shirley Reynolds, Barbara Barrett, Sarah Byford, Bernadka Dubicka, Jonathan Hill, Fiona Holland, Raphael Kelvin, Nick Midgley, Chris Roberts, Rob Senior, Mary Target, Barry Widmer, Paul Wilkinson, Peter Fonagy
BACKGROUND: Psychological treatments for adolescents with unipolar major depressive disorder are associated with diagnostic remission within 28 weeks in 65-70% of patients. We aimed to assess the medium-term effects and costs of psychological therapies on maintenance of reduced depression symptoms 12 months after treatment. METHODS: We did this multicentre, pragmatic, observer-blind, randomised controlled superiority trial (IMPACT) at 15 National Health Service child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) clinics in three regions in England...
November 30, 2016: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914898/conflict-of-evidence-resolving-discrepancies-when-findings-from-randomized-controlled-trials-and-meta-analyses-disagree
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REVIEW
Richard J Sylvester, Steven E Canfield, Thomas B L Lam, Lorenzo Marconi, Steven MacLennan, Yuhong Yuan, Graeme MacLennan, John Norrie, Muhammad Imran Omar, Harman M Bruins, Virginia Hernández, Karin Plass, Hendrik Van Poppel, James N'Dow
CONTEXT: Clinicians and treatment guideline developers are faced with a dilemma when the results of a new, large, well-conducted randomized controlled trial (RCT) are in direct conflict with the results of a previous systematic review (SR) and meta-analysis (MA). OBJECTIVE: To explore and discuss possible reasons for disagreement in results from SRs/MAs and RCTs and to provide guidance to clinicians and guideline developers for making well-informed treatment decisions and recommendations in the face of conflicting data...
November 30, 2016: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914846/comparison-of-high-and-low-dose-intra-articular-triamcinolone-acetonide-injection-for-treatment-of-primary-shoulder-stiffness-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Yang-Soo Kim, Hyo-Jin Lee, Dong-Hwan Lee, Keun-Young Choi
BACKGROUND: Intra-articular corticosteroid injection has a proven effect for shoulder stiffness, yet the optimal dose is still controversial. The purpose of the study was to compare the outcomes of intra-articular triamcinolone acetonide injection at 2 different doses in patients with shoulder stiffness. METHODS: Intra-articular injection of 40 mg (group I, n = 76) or 20 mg (group II, n = 71) of triamcinolone acetonide was performed in patients with shoulder stiffness...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914839/late-in-the-bag-intraocular-lens-dislocation-a-randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-lens-repositioning-and-lens-exchange
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Olav Kristianslund, Marianne Råen, Atle E Østern, Liv Drolsum
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy and safety of 2 operation methods for late in-the-bag intraocular lens (IOL) dislocation. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, parallel-group surgical trial. PARTICIPANTS: Patients referred to Oslo University Hospital (tertiary referral center). METHODS: We randomly assigned 104 patients (104 eyes) either to IOL repositioning by scleral suturing (n = 54) or to IOL exchange with retropupillary fixation of an iris-claw IOL (n = 50)...
November 30, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914670/comparison-of-masticatory-efficacy-among-complete-denture-wearers-with-two-adhesives-and-dentate-individuals-a%C3%A2-randomized-crossover-double-blind-clinical-trial
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Carlos Torres-Sánchez, Vanessa Montoya-Salazar, Daniel Torres-Lagares, Jose Luis Gutierrez-Pérez, Emilio Jimenez-Castellanos
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The masticatory efficacy between dentate and edentulous individuals with and without the use of dental adhesives has been little studied. A comparative study of the addition of various agents of synthetic adhesion (vinyl methyl ether versus polyvinyl acetate) to these adhesives is needed. PURPOSE: The purpose of this randomized, crossover, double-blind clinical trial was to compare the masticatory efficacy of wearers of complete dentures with and without dental adhesives of 2 different compositions and that of dentate controls...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914656/chronic-oral-study-of-myosin-activation-to-increase-contractility-in-heart-failure-cosmic-hf-a-phase-2-pharmacokinetic-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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John R Teerlink, G Michael Felker, John J V McMurray, Scott D Solomon, Kirkwood F Adams, John G F Cleland, Justin A Ezekowitz, Assen Goudev, Peter Macdonald, Marco Metra, Veselin Mitrovic, Piotr Ponikowski, Pranas Serpytis, Jindrich Spinar, János Tomcsányi, Hans J Vandekerckhove, Adriaan A Voors, Maria Laura Monsalvo, James Johnston, Fady I Malik, Narimon Honarpour
BACKGROUND: Impaired contractility is a feature of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. We assessed the pharmacokinetics and effects on cardiac function and structure of the cardiac myosin activator, omecamtiv mecarbil. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind study, done at 87 sites in 13 countries, we recruited patients with stable, symptomatic chronic heart failure and left ventricular ejection fraction 40% or lower. Patients were randomly assigned equally, via an interactive web response system, to receive 25 mg oral omecamtiv mecarbil twice daily (fixed-dose group), 25 mg twice daily titrated to 50 mg twice daily guided by pharmacokinetics (pharmacokinetic-titration group), or placebo for 20 weeks...
November 30, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914503/rationale-and-design-of-the-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-to-unload-the-left-ventricle-in-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure-tavr-unload-trial
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Ernest Spitzer, Nicolas M Van Mieghem, Philippe Pibarot, Rebecca T Hahn, Susheel Kodali, Mathew S Maurer, Tamim M Nazif, Josep Rodés-Cabau, Jean-Michel Paradis, Arie-Pieter Kappetein, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Gerrit-Anne van Es, Faouzi Kallel, William N Anderson, Jan Tijssen, Martin B Leon
BACKGROUND: Coexistence of moderate aortic stenosis (AS) in patients with heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction is not uncommon. Moderate AS increases afterload, whereas pharmacologic reduction of afterload is a pillar of contemporary HF management. HYPOTHESIS: Unloading the left ventricle by reducing the transaortic gradient with transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) may improve clinical outcomes in patients with moderate AS and HF with reduced ejection fraction...
December 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914501/levosimendan-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-on-cardiopulmonary-bypass-rationale-and-study-design-of-the-levosimendan-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-requiring
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Rajendra H Mehta, Sean Van Diepen, James Meza, Paula Bokesch, Jeffrey D Leimberger, Sandra Tourt-Uhlig, Merri Swartz, Jodi Parrotta, Rachael Jankowich, Douglas Hay, Robert W Harrison, Stephen Fremes, Shaun G Goodman, John Luber, Wolfgang Toller, Matthias Heringlake, Kevin J Anstrom, Jerrold H Levy, Robert A Harrington, John H Alexander
BACKGROUND: Low cardiac output syndrome is associated with increased mortality and occurs in 3% to 14% of patients undergoing cardiac surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Levosimendan, a novel calcium sensitizer and KATP channel activator with inotropic, vasodilatory, and cardioprotective properties, has shown significant promise in reducing the incidence of low cardiac output syndrome and related adverse outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac surgery on CPB. METHODS: LEVO-CTS is a phase 3 randomized, controlled, multicenter study evaluating the efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of levosimendan in reducing morbidity and mortality in high-risk patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (≤35%) undergoing cardiac surgery on CPB...
December 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914499/exercise-training-improves-exercise-capacity-and-quality-of-life-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-a-randomized-pilot-trial
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Axel Pressler, Jeffrey W Christle, Benjamin Lechner, Viola Grabs, Bernhard Haller, Ina Hettich, David Jochheim, Julinda Mehilli, Rüdiger Lange, Sabine Bleiziffer, Martin Halle
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is increasingly applied for aortic stenosis in elderly patients with impaired mobility and reduced quality of life. These patients may particularly benefit from postinterventional exercise programs, but no randomized study has evaluated the safety and efficacy of exercise in this population. METHODS: In a prospective pilot study, 30 patients after TAVI (mean age, 81±6 years, 44% female, 83±34 days postintervention) were randomly allocated 1:1 to a training group (TG) performing 8 weeks of supervised combined endurance and resistance exercise or to usual care...
December 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914488/safety-of-6-month-duration-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-rationale-and-design-of-the-smart-angioplasty-research-team-safety-of-6-month-duration-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-after
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Joo Myung Lee, Deok-Kyu Cho, Joo-Yong Hahn, Young Bin Song, Taek Kyu Park, Ju-Hyeon Oh, Jin Bae Lee, Joon-Hyung Doh, Sang-Hyun Kim, Jeong Hoon Yang, Jin-Ho Choi, Seung-Hyuck Choi, Sang Hoon Lee, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE: Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is a fundamental treatment that optimizes clinical outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention, especially in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Although current international guidelines recommend DAPT for at least 12 months after implantation of a drug-eluting stent in patients with ACS, these recommendations are not based on randomized controlled trials dedicated to ACS population. STUDY DESIGN: The SMART-DATE trial is a prospective, multicenter, randomized, and open-label study to demonstrate the noninferiority of 6-month DAPT compared with 12 months or longer DAPT in patients with ACS undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention...
December 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914473/effectiveness-of-enhanced-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-cbt-e-for-eating-disorders-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Martie de Jong, Kees Korrelboom, Iris van der Meer, Mathijs Deen, Hans W Hoek, Philip Spinhoven
BACKGROUND: While eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS) is the most common eating disorder (ED) diagnosis in routine clinical practice, no specific treatment methods for this diagnosis have yet been developed and studied. Enhanced cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT-E) has been described and put to the test as a transdiagnostic treatment protocol for all EDs, including EDNOS. Initial research in the UK suggests that CBT-E is more effective for EDs, especially bulimia nervosa (BN) and EDNOS, than the earlier version of CBT...
December 3, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914468/intra-individual-variability-in-day-to-day-and-month-to-month-measurements-of-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behaviour-at-work-and-in-leisure-time-among-danish-adults
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E S L Pedersen, I H Danquah, C B Petersen, J S Tolstrup
BACKGROUND: Accelerometers can obtain precise measurements of movements during the day. However, the individual activity pattern varies from day-to-day and there is limited evidence on measurement days needed to obtain sufficient reliability. The aim of this study was to examine variability in accelerometer derived data on sedentary behaviour and physical activity at work and in leisure-time during week days among Danish office employees. METHODS: We included control participants (n = 135) from the Take a Stand! Intervention; a cluster randomized controlled trial conducted in 19 offices...
December 3, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914309/unique-approach-to-sensorimotor-training-with-a-new-device-combining-air-cushion-with-stochastic-translations-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Christian Mittermaier, Maximilian Schindler, Benjamin Loader, Thomas Waldhoer, Clemens Ambrozy, Richard Crevenna, Karin Pieber
Sensorimotor training with a wide variety of available devices represents an important component in rehabilitation and prevention of different sports injuries and chronic diseases. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a sensorimotor training with a newly developed device, which consists of an instable platform moving on an air cushion, providing dynamic balance training by tilting and unanticipated stochastic translations on postural control. Seventy-two healthy young subjects were included in this prospective, randomized, controlled, and observer-blinded study...
November 25, 2016: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914187/enhanced-nutrition-improves-growth-and-increases-blood-adiponectin-concentrations-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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Elin W Blakstad, Sissel J Moltu, Britt Nakstad, Marit B Veierød, Kenneth Strømmen, Pétur B Júlíusson, Astrid N Almaas, Arild E Rønnestad, Kristin Brække, Christian A Drevon, Per O Iversen
BACKGROUND: Adequate nutrient supply is essential for optimal postnatal growth in very low birth weight (VLBW, birth weight<1,500 g) infants. Early growth may influence the risk of metabolic syndrome later in life. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate growth and blood metabolic markers (adiponectin, leptin, and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1)) in VLBW infants participating in a randomized nutritional intervention study. DESIGN: Fifty VLBW infants were randomized to an enhanced nutrient supply or a standard nutrient supply...
2016: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914185/use-of-peers-to-improve-adherence-to-antiretroviral-therapy-a-global-network-meta-analysis
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Steve Kanters, Jay Jh Park, Keith Chan, Nathan Ford, Jamie Forrest, Kristian Thorlund, Jean B Nachega, Edward J Mills
INTRODUCTION: It is unclear whether using peers can improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART). To construct the World Health Organization's global guidance on adherence interventions, we conducted a systematic review and network meta-analysis to determine the effectiveness of using peers for achieving adequate adherence and viral suppression. METHODS: We searched for randomized clinical trials of peer-based interventions to promote adherence to ART in HIV populations...
2016: Journal of the International AIDS Society
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