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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733184/medication-use-and-its-potential-impact-on-the-oral-health-status-of%C3%A2-nursing-home-residents-in-flanders-belgium
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Barbara Janssens, Mirko Petrovic, Wolfgang Jacquet, Jos M G A Schols, Jacques Vanobbergen, Luc De Visschere
BACKGROUND: Polypharmacy is considered the most important etiologic factor of hyposalivation, which in turn can initiate oral health problems. OBJECTIVES: To describe the medication use of nursing home residents, to identify the medications related to hyposalivation and to find possible associations between the different classes of medication, the number of medications, and the oral health status of the residents. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726169/comparison-of-the-systemic-and-local-pharmacokinetics-of-clonidine-mucoadhesive-buccal-tablets-with-reference-clonidine-oral-tablets-in-healthy-volunteers-an-open-label-randomised-cross-over-trial
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Bérangère Vasseur, Alain Dufour, Laetitia Houdas, Helen Goodwin, Kathryn Harries, Neslihan Yesiltas Emul, Simon Hutchings
INTRODUCTION: The clonidine mucoadhesive buccal tablet (MBT) is a novel delivery system resulting in high and sustained concentrations of clonidine in the oral cavity. In a phase II clinical trial, clonidine MBT reduced the incidence of severe oral mucositis (OM) compared to placebo in head and neck cancer patients undergoing chemoradiation. This study compared the pharmacokinetics (PK), safety and tolerability of clonidine MBT with a reference oral tablet (OT). METHODS: This was a randomised, three-period, single-dose crossover study in 36 healthy subjects aged 18-50 years...
July 19, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714364/influence-of-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-on-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-early-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-and-the-analysis-of-prognosis-related-factors
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Yong-Feng Si, Gui-Ping Lan, Zhuo-Xia Deng, Jing-Jin Weng, Jin-Yuan Si, Yang-Da Qin, Bo Huang, Yong-Li Wang, Yong Yang, Yin Qin, Ben-Jian Zhang, Xing Han, Wei-Ming Xiong
The aim of this study is investigate the influence of endoscopic sinus surgery on the quality of life and prognosis of patients with early nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Patients initially diagnosed with early nasopharyngeal carcinoma and received surgical treatment were matched with nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients who received chemoradiotherapy at a ratio of 1:1, according to the following seven factors: gender, age, T staging, N staging, clinical staging, radiotherapy options, and chemotherapy options. Patients in the surgery group received endoscopic sinus surgery plus chemoradiotherapy, while subjects in the control group received chemoradiotherapy...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713645/effects-of-a-novel-disc-formulation-on-dry-mouth-symptoms-and-enamel-remineralization-in-patients-with-hyposalivation-an-in-vivo-study
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Jessica Ho, Miracle Vania Firmalino, Afarin Golabgir Anbarani, Thair Takesh, Joel Epstein, Petra Wilder-Smith
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to identify the in vivo effects in patients with hyposalivation of a novel slowly dissolving adhering test disc upon on enamel remineralization, oral biofilm, salivary production, pH and buffering, gingival health, and on self-evaluation of oral well-being. METHODS: Five subjects with xerostomia wore custom made retainers carrying 5 demineralized enamel chips for periods of 1 week each. In 1 study arm, subjects used the test agent plus oral hygiene self-care; in the other they used oral hygiene self-care only, with a 1 week washout in between arms...
February 2017: Dentistry: Current Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712074/efficacy-and-safety-of-shp465-mixed-amphetamine-salts-in-the-treatment-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-adults-results-of-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-forced-dose-clinical-study
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Richard H Weisler, Michael Greenbaum, Valerie Arnold, Ming Yu, Brian Yan, Margo Jaffee, Brigitte Robertson
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of SHP465 mixed amphetamine salts (MAS) in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS: Eligible adults [aged 18-55 years; meeting the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition ADHD criteria; baseline ADHD Rating Scale with Adult Prompts (ADHD-RS-AP) total scores ≥28] were randomized 1:1:1 to placebo or forced-dose SHP465 MAS (12...
July 15, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711894/-markers-of-dental-children-s-health-in-the-application-of-therapeutic-orthodontic-equipment
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Аліса В Пачевська, Аліна В Білошицька
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of teeth anomalies using removable and non-removable orthodontic devices in children leads to complications such as caries, gingivitis, periodontitis, oral mucosa hyperplasia. Etiopathogenetical of these diseases can be associated with biochemical changes in the composition of saliva. AIM: To determine the activity of lysozyme and amylase in oral fluid in children when using a fixed and removable orthodontic devices. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Amylase and lysozyme were studied in oral fluid...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703949/psychotherapy-alone-and-combined-with-medication-as-treatments-for-bipolar-ii-depression-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Holly A Swartz, Paola Rucci, Michael E Thase, Meredith Wallace, Elisa Carretta, Karen L Celedonia, Ellen Frank
OBJECTIVE: Bipolar II disorder (BP-II) is associated with marked morbidity and mortality. Quetiapine, the treatment with greatest evidence for efficacy in BP-II depression, is associated with metabolic burden. Psychotherapy, a treatment with few side effects, has not been systematically evaluated in BP-II. This study compared psychotherapy plus placebo to psychotherapy plus pharmacotherapy as treatments for BP-II depression. METHODS: From 2010 to 2015, unmedicated adults (n = 92) with DSM-IV-TR BP-II depression were randomly assigned to weekly sessions of Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT) plus placebo or IPSRT plus quetiapine and followed for 20 weeks...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700091/oral-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-for-cancer-pain-in-adults
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Sheena Derry, Philip J Wiffen, R Andrew Moore, Ewan D McNicol, Rae F Bell, Daniel B Carr, Mairead McIntyre, Bee Wee
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common symptom with cancer, and 30% to 50% of all people with cancer will experience moderate to severe pain that can have a major negative impact on their quality of life. Non-opioid drugs are commonly used to treat cancer pain, and are recommended for this purpose in the World Health Organization (WHO) cancer pain treatment ladder, either alone or in combination with opioids.A previous Cochrane review that examined the evidence for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or paracetamol, alone or combined with opioids, for cancer pain was withdrawn in 2015 because it was out of date; the date of the last search was 2005...
July 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695173/identification-of-symptom-clusters-in-cancer-patients-at-palliative-care-clinic
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Gülçin Şenel Özalp, Neşe Uysal, Gonca Oğuz, Nesteren Koçak, Şerife Karaca, Nihan Kadıoğulları
OBJECTIVE: Cancer patients often experience a large number of symptoms together. The aim of this study is to determine the symptom clusters in cancer patients at palliative care clinic. METHODS: Hundred and seventy consecutive patients were enrolled in the study. Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale was used for symptom assessment of the patients. RESULTS: The most experienced symptoms by the patients during the past week before hospitalization in palliative care clinic were lack of energy (95...
July 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681036/additional-low-dose-antimuscarinics-can-improve-overactive-bladder-symptoms-in-patients-with-suboptimal-response-to-beta-3-agonist-monotherapy
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Jung Hyun Shin, Aram Kim, Myung-Soo Choo
PURPOSE: We aimed to assess the patient-reported outcome (PRO) and efficacy of add-on low-dose antimuscarinic therapy in over-active bladder (OAB) patients with suboptimal response to 4-week treatment with beta 3 agonist monotherapy (mirabegron, 50 mg). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled OAB patients with 4-week mirabegron (50 mg) treatment if the patients' symptoms improved, but not to a satisfactory extent (patient perception of bladder condition [PPBC] ≥4)...
July 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680716/chronological-changes-in-quality-of-life-after-distal-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
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Ki Bum Park, Seung Soo Lee, Oh Kyoung Kwon, Ho Young Chung, Wansik Yu
PURPOSE: Patient quality of life (QoL) may be severely disrupted following distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer. This issue should be addressed to improve postoperative care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: QoL data from the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire, and its gastric cancer-specific module, were administered to 202 patients preoperatively, and 5 years postoperatively. Patients were classified into subgroups based on their answers to each questionnaire item: group I (good), answering "not at all"; group II (fair), answering "a little"; group III (poor), answering "quite a bit" or "very much...
June 2017: Journal of Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678009/-tolerability-persistence-and-satisfaction-retrospective-cohort-study-in-patients-with-overactive-bladder-syndrome-treated-with-transdermal-oxybutynin-under-standard-clinical-practice-oscar-study
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Raúl Vozmediano-Chicharro, Pedro Blasco Hernández, Blanca Madurga-Patuel
OBJECTIVES: To determine the tolerability, persistenceand satisfaction of patients with overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) treated with transdermal oxybutynin (OXY-TDS). METHODS: Observational, retrospective, multicenter study, in patients with OAB who had started treatment with OXY-TDS at least 12 months before their inclusion. Tolerability was evaluated by number, severity criteria, resolution type of adverse reactions, and cognitive function with Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), at 1 year of treatment...
July 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673219/the-effect-of-oral-intake-during-the-immediate-pre-colonoscopy-time-period-on-volume-depletion-in-patients-who-receive-sodium-picosulfate
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G S Labuschagne, R W Morris
Sodium picosulfate, used in combination with magnesium oxide and citric acid for bowel cleansing, can result in dehydration. We investigated whether enhanced carbohydrate fluid intake pre-colonoscopy could mitigate this effect. We enrolled 398 elective colonoscopy patients in a prospective, controlled, single-blinded study. The control group (n=194) fasted routinely (minimum seven hours) whilst the treatment group (n=197) drank 1,200 ml carbohydrate solution leading up to admission (up until two hours pre-colonoscopy)...
July 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657703/a-randomized-clinical-trial-to-measure-mouth-moisturization-and-dry-mouth-relief-in-dry-mouth-subjects-using-dry-mouth-products
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Anto Jose, Mounir Atassi, Lucy Shneyer, Matthew Cronin
OBJECTIVES: This study examined ratings of two subjective aspects (moisturization and dry mouth relief) that may be changed following the use of dry mouth relief products (an oral gel, an oral rinse, or a mouth spray), in comparison to water over a period of four hours following a single supervised use on two separate occasions. METHODS: This was a single-center, two site, randomized, examiner blind, four treatment arm, stratified (by dry mouth screening score at baseline), parallel group study in healthy subjects with a self-reported feeling of dry mouth...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656509/older-people-s-preferences-for-side-effects-associated-with-antimuscarinic-treatments-of-overactive-bladder-a-discrete-choice-experiment
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Veerle H Decalf, Anja M J Huion, Dries F Benoit, Marie-Astrid Denys, Mirko Petrovic, Karel C M M Everaert
INTRODUCTION: Understanding the importance older people attribute to the different side effects associated with oral antimuscarinic treatments for overactive bladder (OAB) could help inform prescribers, healthcare policy makers and the drug industry. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to quantify the importance of the most prevalent cognitive and side effects of oral antimuscarinic treatments for OAB in older people. METHODS: We conducted a discrete-choice experiment (DCE) with the assistance of an interviewer with community-dwelling and hospitalized older people aged >65 years...
June 27, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652830/clinical-and-serological-characteristics-of-ecuadorian-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Carlos Ríos, Génessis Maldonado, Carlos Paredes, Christian Ferro, Mario Moreno, Claudia Vera, Sara Vargas, Wendy Calapaqui, Carlos Vallejo
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune inflammatory disease, wherein late diagnosis and treatment leads to deformities and disability. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess and describe the clinical and immunological characteristics, activity status of the disease, and functional capacity in a cohort of Ecuadorian patients with RA. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional, descriptive study conducted on a population of patients with prediagnosed RA from public and private Ecuadorian rheumatology clinics...
2017: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648407/health-related-quality-of-life-fear-of-recurrence-and-emotional-distress-in-patients-treated-for-thyroid-cancer
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S N Rogers, V Mepani, S Jackson, D Lowe
Diagnosis of differentiated thyroid carcinoma (papillary or follicular) and its treatment may be associated with a poor health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and with fear of recurrence (FoR), and distress. To our knowledge, this is the first time a single FoR screening question (written to complement a HRQoL questionnaire), has been reported with HRQoL and levels of distress in patients treated for the disease. In April 2014 we did a cross-sectional survey of patients who had presented to the Merseyside and Cheshire thyroid cancer network between April 2009 and November 2013...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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
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