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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641636/-short-and-long-term-clinical-efficacy-of-imrt-and-crt-for-treatment-of-patients-with-enktl
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Jian-Xiong Cui, Wu-Hua Lin
OBJECTIVE: To compare the short and long term clinical efficacy for treatment of patients with extranodal nasal-type NK/T-cell lymphoma(ENKTL) by intensity modulated radiotherapy(IMRT) and conventional radiotheraphy(CRT). METHODS: Sixty-three cases of early ENKTL were divided into the IMRT group of (33 cases) and CRT group(30 cases). The short effects, overall survival(OS) of 3 years, progression free survival(PFS) of 3 years, acute radiation injury and late adverse reactions to radiation were compared between 2 group...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639158/development-of-a-survivorship-needs-assessment-planning-tool-for-head-and-neck-cancer-survivors-and-their-caregivers-a-preliminary-study
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K R Sterba, J Zapka, N LaPelle, T K Garris, A Buchanan, M Scallion, T Day
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to characterize primary end-of-treatment challenges in head and neck cancer (HNC) to drive the development of a survivorship needs assessment planning (SNAP) tool and evaluate its acceptability and feasibility. METHODS: Using qualitative methods (focus groups, interviews), we identified physical, emotional, and social post-treatment challenges from the perspectives of survivors (N = 17), caregivers (N = 14), and healthcare providers (N = 14) and pretested the SNAP tool...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636828/pharmacokinetic-drug-evaluation-of-extended-release-lorcaserin-for-the-treatment-of-obesity
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Kathryn Hurren, Marissa W Dunham
Lorcaserin is a serotonin 2C receptor antagonist that was FDA approved in 2012. Lorcaserin is recently available as an extended-release (ER) formulation for the treatment of obesity as an adjunct to lifestyle modification. Areas covered: The pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, efficacy, and safety of lorcaserin ER will be reviewed. Expert opinion: Lorcaserin ER 20mg daily provides drug exposure bioequivalent to lorcaserin immediate release (IR) 10mg twice daily. Lorcaserin IR is associated with 3.3% and 3.0% placebo-subtracted weight loss in patients without and with diabetes, respectively...
June 21, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628749/acupuncture-related-techniques-for-psoriasis-a-systematic-review-with-pairwise-and-network-meta-analyses-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Mei-Ling Yeh, Shu-Hua Ko, Mei-Hua Wang, Ching-Chi Chi, Yu-Chu Chung
OBJECTIVE: There has be a large body of evidence on the pharmacological treatments for psoriasis, but whether nonpharmacological interventions are effective in managing psoriasis remains largely unclear. This systematic review conducted pairwise and network meta-analyses to determine the effects of acupuncture-related techniques on acupoint stimulation for the treatment of psoriasis and to determine the order of effectiveness of these remedies. METHODS: This study searched the following databases from inception to March 15, 2016: Medline, PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, EBSCO (including Academic Search Premier, American Doctoral Dissertations, and CINAHL), Airiti Library, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614956/interventions-for-treating-hyperemesis-gravidarum-a-cochrane-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Rupsa C Boelig, Samantha J Barton, Gabriele Saccone, Anthony J Kelly, Steven J Edwards, Vincenzo Berghella
INTRODUCTION: While nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy are very common, affecting approximately 80% of pregnancies, hyperemesis gravidarum is a severe form affecting 0.3-1.0% of pregnancies. Although hyperemesis gravidarum is rarely a source of mortality, it is a significant source of morbidity. It is one of the most common indications for hospitalization in pregnancy. Beyond the maternal and fetal consequences of malnutrition, the severity of hyperemesis symptoms causes a major psychosocial burden leading to depression, anxiety, and even pregnancy termination...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603412/in-vitro-dose-comparison-of-respimat-%C3%A2-inhaler-with-dry-powder-inhalers-for-copd-maintenance-therapy
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Anna-Maria Ciciliani, Peter Langguth, Herbert Wachtel
BACKGROUND: Combining in vitro mouth-throat deposition measurements, cascade impactor data and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations, four different inhalers were compared which are indicated for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatment. METHODS: The Respimat inhaler, the Breezhaler, the Genuair, and the Ellipta were coupled to the idealized Alberta throat model. The modeled dose to the lung (mDTL) was collected downstream of the Alberta throat model using either a filter or a next generation impactor (NGI)...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593050/rimabotulinumtoxinb-in-sialorrhea-systematic-review-of-clinical-trials
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Khashayar Dashtipour, Roongroj Bhidayasiri, Jack J Chen, Bahman Jabbari, Mark Lew, Diego Torres-Russotto
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy, safety and dosing practices of rimabotulinumtoxinB (BoNT-B) for the treatment of patients with sialorrhea based on a systematic review of clinical trials. METHODS: A systematic literature review was performed to identify randomized controlled trials and other comparative clinical studies of BoNT-B for the treatment of sialorrhea published in English between January 1999 and December 2015. Medical literature databases (PubMed, Cochrane Library, and EMBASE) were searched and a total of 41 records were identified...
2017: Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578178/frequency-and-correlates-of-anticholinergic-use-among-patients-with-schizophrenia-in-denmark-a-nation-wide-pharmacoepidemiological-study
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S G Pristed, C U Correll, J Nielsen
Anticholinergic medications are used to treat extrapyramidal adverse effects induced by antipsychotics. Anticholinergics are associated with adverse effects: constipation, dry mouth and worsening of cognitive function. Anticholinergics have potential for abuse and are not recommended for long term-treatment. We aimed to investigate the use of anticholinergics in patients with schizophrenia. The national health registers in Denmark were used to examine: The prevalence of anticholinergics in 1996-2012 using a cross-sectional design; geographic variations in the prescription of anticholinergics in 2012; correlates of treatment with anticholinergics...
May 23, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569348/black-tar-heroin-skin-popping-as-a-cause-of-wound-botulism
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Ihtesham A Qureshi, Mohtashim A Qureshi, Mohammad Rauf Afzal, Alberto Maud, Gustavo J Rodriguez, Salvador Cruz-Flores, Darine Kassar
BACKGROUND: Botulism is a rare potentially fatal and treatable disorder caused by a bacteria-produced toxin that affects the presynaptic synaptic membrane resulting in a characteristic neuromuscular dysfunction. It is caused by either the ingestion of the toxin or the bacteria, inhalation, or wound infection. We present our observations with a descriptive case series of wound botulism secondary to black tar heroin (BTH) injection. METHODS: We report a retrospective single-center case series of 15 consecutive cases of wound botulism presenting to University Medical Center of El Paso...
May 31, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567139/xerostomia-and-salivary-gland-hypofunction-in-patients-with-oral-lichen-planus-before-and-after-treatment-with-topical-corticosteroids
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Hala Al-Janaby, Haytham El-Sakka, Manal Masood, Walimuni Ashani W Mendis, Linda M Slack-Smith, Richard Parsons, Agnieszka M Frydrych
BACKGROUND: Oral lichen planus and mouth dryness are common pathoses, yet not entirely understood. These two conditions may be associated, with a few studies investigating the relationship between mouth dryness and oral lichen planus providing conflicting results. None of the studies have explored the specific impact of disease treatment on mouth dryness. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this observational before and after comparison study was to examine the effect of treatment of oral lichen planus with topical corticosteroids on mouth dryness...
2017: Open Dentistry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562525/ophthalmoplegia-associated-with-lung-adenocarcinoma-in-a-patient-with-the-lambert-eaton-myasthenic-syndrome-a-case-report
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Yufeng Tang, Ke Wang, Zhonglun Chen, Muke Zhou, Jingfeng Duan, Tao Liu, Dong Zhou
RATIONALE: The Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) is a neuromuscular disease; its unique symptoms of LEMS include dry mouth with a metallic taste, constipation, and erectile dysfunction. As it is quite rare, isolated ocular muscle impairment associated with LEMS east to ignore. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 65-year-old man presented with alternating ptosis and diplopia. Isolated ocular muscle impairment had lasted for 6 years, and the patient was initially diagnosed with ocular myasthenia gravis (MG)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550362/the-role-of-solifenacin-as-monotherapy-or-combination-with-tamsulosin-in-ureteral-stent-related-symptoms-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jue Wang, Xiaobei Zhang, Tiande Zhang, Jianjun Mu, Bing Bai, Yi Lei
PURPOSE: Ureteral stenting is associated with various morbidity and reduced quality of life. We systematically evaluated the efficacy and safety of solifenacin as monotherapy, or combined therapy with tamsulosin versus control or tamsulosin monotherapy in stent-related symptoms (SRSs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Randomized controlled trials evaluating solifenacin or its combination with tamsulosin for the treatment of SRSs were identified via a comprehensive search of Pubmed, Embase, Ovid, The Cochrane Library and relevant sources up to February 2017...
May 26, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549901/degradation-of-proteoglycan-4-lubricin-by-cathepsin-s-potential-mechanism-for-diminished-ocular-surface-lubrication-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Suresh C Regmi, Michael L Samsom, Miriam L Heynen, Gregory D Jay, Benjamin D Sullivan, Sruthi Srinivasan, Barbara Caffery, Lyndon Jones, Tannin A Schmidt
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune disease affecting the lacrimal and salivary glands with hallmark clinical symptoms of dry eye and dry mouth. Recently, markedly increased cathepsin S (CTSS) activity has been observed in the tears of SS patients. Proteoglycan 4 (PRG4), also known as lubricin, is an effective boundary lubricant that is naturally present on the ocular surface. While PRG4 is susceptible to proteolytic digestion, the potential effect of CTSS on PRG4 remains unknown. The objective of this study was to assess the ability of CTSS to enzymatically degrade purified PRG4, and PRG4 naturally present in human tears, and alter ocular surface boundary lubricating properties...
May 23, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537471/characteristics-of-labial-gland-mesenchymal-stem-cells-of-healthy-individuals-and-patients-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-preliminary-study
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Shi-Qin Wang, Yi-Xiang Wang, Hong Hua
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a systemic autoimmune disease that is characterized by focal lymphocytic infiltration into exocrine organs such as salivary and lacrimal glands, resulting in dry mouth and eyes, and other systemic injuries. There is no curative clinical therapy for SS, and stem cell therapy has shown great potential in this area. The mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the salivary glands of healthy individuals and in patients with SS have not been extensively studied. The aim of this study was to elucidate the characteristics of MSCs from the labial glands of healthy controls and of those from patients with SS to elucidate the related pathogenesis and to uncover potential avenues for novel clinical interventions...
June 26, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537462/symptom-prevalence-and-the-negative-emotional-states-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-with-or-without-renal-replacement-therapy-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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Wan Zul Haikal Wan Zukiman, Hayati Yaakup, Nor Fadhlina Zakaria, Shamsul Azhar Bin Shah
BACKGROUND: Limited comparative data are available on the symptom severity and burden of dialyzed versus nondialyzed end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients and their association with negative emotional states. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of symptom burden and severity of ESRD patients and correlate the findings with their psychological status. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of dialyzed (N = 87) and nondialyzed (N = 100) patients...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531452/the-effect-of-glutamine-and-arginine-enriched-nutritional-support-on-quality-of-life-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-treated-with-imrt
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Sezin Yuce Sari, Gozde Yazici, Deniz Yuce, Erdem Karabulut, Mustafa Cengiz, Gokhan Ozyigit
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Oral mucositis and esophagitis are common acute toxicities of radiotherapy (RT) for head and neck cancer (HNC). In order to decrease the rates of these toxicities, we compared quality of life in HNC patients that did and did not receive a glutamine and arginine-enriched solution (GAES) during RT. METHODS: A total of 29 patients received intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT); 15 used GAES b.i.d. during the treatment, and a matched cohort of 14 patients did not...
December 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515812/cost-effectiveness-of-mirabegron-compared-to-tolterodine-er-4-mg-for-overactive-bladder-in-canada
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Sender Herschorn, Jameel Nazir, Barbara Ramos, Zalmai Hakimi
INTRODUCTION: This analysis compared the cost-effectiveness of once-daily regimens of mirabegron 50 mg and generic tolterodine ER 4 mg in a hypothetical cohort of previously treated patients with overactive bladder (OAB) in Canada. METHODS: A Markov model was developed to represent different health states according to OAB symptoms (frequency, incontinence), presence/absence of adverse events (AEs; dry mouth, constipation, blurred vision), and treatment status (on-treatment, discontinue treatment, restart previous treatment)...
March 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506854/long-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-solifenacin-in-children-and-adolescents-with-overactive-bladder
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Donald Newgreen, Brigitte Bosman, Adriana Hollestein-Havelaar, Ellen Dahler, Robin Besuyen, Robert Snijder, Will Sawyer, Søren Rittig, Stéphane Bolduc
PURPOSE: To evaluate long-term safety and efficacy of once-daily oral solifenacin suspension in children (aged 5-<12 years) and adolescents (aged 12-<18 years) with overactive bladder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 40-week, open-label extension of a 12-week double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. OUTCOME MEASURES: incidence and severity of adverse events (primary endpoint), laboratory variables, vital signs, 12-lead electrocardiogram, post-void residual volume, change from baseline to end of treatment in: mean number of micturitions and incontinence episodes/24 hours, number of incontinence-free days/7 days, number of grade 3 or 4 urgency episodes/24 hours (adolescents only)...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499805/differentiating-131-i-radiation-sialadenitis-from-autoimmune-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-sialadenitis-case-report
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Louis Mandel, Loren Wissner Greene
Radioactive iodine ((131)I) is used effectively for the treatment of differentiated thyroid cancers. Because it is actively secreted by the salivary glands, radiation damage to these glands can occur. Obstructive swellings after mealtime salivary stimulation are common occurrences. Dry mouth is not usually seen if low doses of (131)I are used. A subjective complaint of xerostomia in a patient treated with (131)I 75.8 mCi proved to be related to the simultaneous presence of Sjögren syndrome (SS). Serologic, histologic, scintigraphic, and salivary volume findings and the patient's subjective complaints served to establish the pre-existence of SS...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499370/is-hydroxychloroquine-effective-in-treating-primary-sjogren-s-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shi-Qin Wang, Li-Wei Zhang, Pan Wei, Hong Hua
BACKGROUND: To systematically review and assess the efficacy and safety of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for treating primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS). METHODS: Five electronic databases (Pubmed, EMBASE, Web of science, Ovid, Cochrane Library) were searched for randomized controlled trials and retrospective or prospective studies published in English that reported the effect of HCQ on pSS. The subjective symptoms (sicca symptoms, fatigue and pain) and the objective indexes (erythrocyte sedimentation rate and Schirmer test) were assessed as main outcome measures...
May 12, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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