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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209359/safety-and-efficacy-of-fimasartan-in-mexican-patients-with-grade-1-2-essential-hypertension
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Ernesto G Cardona-Muñoz, Agustín López-Alvarado, Ignacio Conde-Carmona, Gerardo Sánchez-Mejorada, Sara Pascoe-González, Ramiro G Banda-Elizondo, Armando García-Castillo, Guillermo González-Gálvez, Raúl G Velasco-Sánchez, Maricela Vidrio-Velázquez, José L Leiva-Pons, Efraín Villeda-Espinosa, Arturo Guerra-López, Ramón M Esturau-Santalo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate efficacy and safety of 60mg and 120mg Fimasartan (FMS) alone or combined with 12.5mg hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) in Mexican population. METHODS: Six month, treat-to-target, open study in subjects with grade 1-2 hypertension. Subjects were initially treated with 60mg FMS once daily; on week 8, those with Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP) <90mmHg continued on the same FMS dose during the rest of the study while those with DBP ≥90mmHg were randomized to either 120mg FMS or 60mg FMS+12...
February 10, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203322/congenital-ichthyosis-a-case-treated-successfully-with-acitretin
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Selvi Gulasi
INTRODUCTION: Lamellar ichthyosis (collodion baby) is a cornification disorder classified under the category of autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis and characterized by hyperkeratosis. Early-stage retinoid treatment has been shown to improve survival in these patients. In this article, a lamellar ichthyosis case is presented of an infant who had the symptoms at birth and was treated successfully with acitretin. CASE PRESENTATION: A term newborn infant presented after delivery...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196783/symptom-cluster-trajectories-during-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer-outpatients
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Hsin-Tien Hsu, Kuan-Chia Lin, Li-Min Wu, Chiung-Hui Juan, Ming-Feng Hou, Shiow-Li Hwang, Yi Liu, Marylin J Dodd
CONTEXT: Breast cancer patients often experience multiple symptoms and substantial discomfort. Some symptoms may occur simultaneously and throughout the duration of chemotherapy treatment OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate symptom severity and symptom cluster trajectories during chemotherapy in outpatients with breast cancer in Taiwan. METHODS: This prospective, longitudinal, repeated measures study administered a standardized questionnaire (M...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193278/qianggu-capsule-for-the-treatment-of-primary-osteoporosis-evidence-from-a-chinese-patent-medicine
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REVIEW
Xu Wei, Aili Xu, Hao Shen, Yanming Xie
BACKGROUND: Qianggu Capsule, a Chinese patent medicine, has been widely applied in the clinical practice of primary osteoporosis (POP) in recent years. This study aims to summarize the effectiveness and safety of Qianggu Capsule in treating POP. METHODS: We searched seven electronic databases, all searches ended in 30 September, 2015. All randomised controlled trials comparing the efficacy of Qianggu Capsule treatment with no treatment, placebo or conventional therapy for POP were included...
February 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178072/side-effects-can-enhance-treatment-response-through-expectancy-effects-an-experimental-analgesic-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chantal Berna, Irving Kirsch, Sean R Zion, Yvonne C Lee, Karin B Jensen, Pamela Sadler, Ted J Kaptchuk, Robert R Edwards
In randomized controlled trials (RCTs), medication side effects may lead to beliefs that one is receiving the active intervention and enhance active treatment responses, thereby majoring drug-placebo differences. We tested these hypotheses with an experimental double-blind RCT of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID) with and without the addition of atropine to induce side effects. One hundred healthy volunteers were told they would be randomized to either combined analgesics that might produce dry mouth or inert placebos...
February 4, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177515/methadone-for-cancer-pain
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REVIEW
Alexander B Nicholson, Graeme R Watson, Sheena Derry, Philip J Wiffen
BACKGROUND: This is an updated review originally published in 2004 and first updated in 2007. This version includes substantial changes to bring it in line with current methodological requirements. Methadone is a synthetic opioid that presents some challenges in dose titration and is recognised to cause potentially fatal arrhythmias in some patients. It does have a place in therapy for people who cannot tolerate other opioids but should be initiated only by experienced practitioners. This review is one of a suite of reviews on opioids for cancer pain...
February 8, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161845/temporal-and-spatial-distribution-of-lumpy-skin-disease-lsd-outbreaks-in-mashonaland-west-province-of-zimbabwe-from-2000-to-2013
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C Gomo, K Kanonhuwa, F Godobo, O Tada, S M Makuza
The objective of this study was to determine significant factors affecting spacio-temporal distribution of lumpy skin disease (LSD) in Mashonaland West Province of Zimbabwe. A retrospective study of LSD from year 2000 to 2013 was undertaken using records from the Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services, Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe. Descriptive statistics was computed on LSD cases, treatments, vaccinations, and deaths. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to determine significant factors affecting LSD distribution across diverse farming sectors (localities), districts, months, and years as from 2000 to 2013 in Mashonaland West Province...
February 4, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156472/oncology-massage-impact-on-patient-with-cancer-and-caregiver-self-reported-symptoms-as-part-of-an-integrative-oncology-program-at-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
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Kathrin Milbury, Amy Spelman, Qi Wei, Pamela A Sumler, Curtiss M Beinhorn, Eduardo Bruera, Lorenzo Cohen
: 79 Background: Massage as a manual therapy has shown benefit for symptomatic relief in patients with cancer and their caregivers. We explored the impact of a single massage session on self-reported symptoms in an outpatient clinic at a comprehensive cancer center. METHODS: Patients and caregivers received oncology massage treatments (30 or 60-min duration) at our Integrative Medicine Center outpatient clinic from Sep 2012-Jan 2015. Participants completed a modified Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS; 0-10 scale, 10 most severe) pre- and post-massage...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138222/facilitated-saliva-secretion-and-reduced-oral-inflammation-by-a-novel-artificial-saliva-system-in-the-treatment-of-salivary-hypofunction
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Minkyung Kang, Hyounggeun Park, Joon-Ho Jun, Miwon Son, Myung Joo Kang
Saliva substitutes and/or lubricants are commonly employed to lessen dry mouth symptoms by stimulating and/or substituting for the secretion of saliva. In this study, a novel artificial saliva containing inorganic salts, including sodium chloride and potassium chloride, and bactericidal agents, including potassium thiocyanate and lactoperoxidase, was formulated in the form of a solution (DM-sol) or gel (DM-gel). Those in vivo therapeutic efficacies were assessed in terms of saliva secretion and anti-inflammatory activity in rats and mice, respectively...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107324/symptom-burden-experiences-of-puerto-rican-men-with-prostate-cancer-prior-to-external-beam-radiation-therapy
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Velda J Gonzalez, Susan C McMillan, Maureen Groer, Segundo Imbert, Elsa Pedro, Jamie Tome
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men in Puerto Rico, and external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is a popular treatment. Although symptom management is a clinical priority of comprehensive oncology care, symptom assessment at the time of primary or adjuvant EBRT has received limited attention. OBJECTIVES: This article examines the prevalence and severity of symptoms experienced by 54 Puerto Rican men prior to EBRT. METHODS: Participants completed a demographic form and the MD Anderson Symptom Inventory...
1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100362/-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-leading-to-pulmonary-hypertension-case-report-and-literature-review
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R K Chen, C Hong, Y M Zhou, A L Kuang, Y T Zhang, S M Qing, C L Liu, N F Zhang
Objective: To study the relationship between dilated cardiomyopathy and obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) and to evaluate the curative effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in OSAHS complicated with dilated cardiomyopathy. Methods: We reported one case with the symptom of exertional dyspnea for 1 year and aggravating for 1 month. The patient finally was diagnosed with severe OSAHS complicated with dilated cardiomyopathy leading to pulmonary hypertension. A systematic literature review was performed for similar published cases in Pubmed, Wanfang and CNKI database, using the keywords (obstructive sleep apnea) OR(OSA) OR(OSAHS) AND(dilated cardiomyopathy OR DCM)from January 1990 to May 2016...
January 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075495/oral-tactile-sensitivity-and-masticatory-performance-are-impaired-in-stroke-patients
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M Schimmel, G Voegeli, E Duvernay, B Leemann, F Müller
Oro-facial impairment following stroke frequently involves reduced chewing performance, that is oral phase dysphagia. The aim was to investigate the sensitivity of oral tissues following stroke and its potential impact on masticatory function. Therefore, hospitalised post-stroke patients were recruited and compared to healthy controls. Outcome measures comprised masticatory performance employing a colour-mixing ability, that is a bolus-kneading test, maximum lip- and bite force and the one-point and two-point tactile thresholds...
March 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068788/a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-of-lactobacillus-helveticus-and-bifidobacterium-longum-for-the-symptoms-of-depression
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Amy R Romijn, Julia J Rucklidge, Roeline G Kuijer, Chris Frampton
OBJECTIVES: This trial investigated whether probiotics improved mood, stress and anxiety in a sample selected for low mood. We also tested whether the presence or severity of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, and levels of proinflammatory cytokines, brain-derived neurotrophic factor and other blood markers, would predict or impact treatment response. METHOD: Seventy-nine participants (10 dropouts) not currently taking psychotropic medications with at least moderate scores on self-report mood measures were randomly allocated to receive either a probiotic preparation (containing Lactobacillus helveticus and Bifidobacterium longum) or a matched placebo, in a double-blind trial for 8 weeks...
January 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067594/nicotine-withdrawal-relapse-of-mental-illness-or-medication-side-effect-implementing-a-monitoring-tool-for-people-with-mental-illness-into-quitline-counseling
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Catherine J Segan, Amanda L Baker, Alyna Turner, Jill M Williams
BACKGROUND: Smokers with mental illness and their health care providers are often concerned that smoking cessation will worsen mental health. Smokers with mental illness tend to be more nicotine-dependent and experience more severe symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, some of which are difficult to distinguish from psychiatric symptoms. In addition, smoking cessation can increase the blood levels and hence side effects of some psychotropic medications. Improved monitoring of nicotine withdrawal and medication side effects may help distinguish temporary withdrawal symptoms from psychiatric symptoms and facilitate targeted treatment to help smokers with mental illness manage the acute phase of nicotine withdrawal...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Dual Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048503/su-d-204-04-correlations-between-dosimetric-indices-and-follow-up-data-for-salivary-glands-six-months-after-radiation-therapy-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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B Chera, A Price, M Kostich, R Amdur, W Mendenhall, N Sheets, R Green, L Marks, S Das, P Mavroidis
PURPOSE: To investigate the correlation between different dosimetric indices of salivary glands (as separate or combined structures) to patient-reported dry mouth 6 months post radiotherapy using the novel patient reported outcome version of the CTCAE (PRO-CTCAE). METHODS: Forty-three patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma were treated on a prospective multi-institutional study. All patients received de-intensified 60 Gy intensity modulated radiotherapy...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046893/su-d-204-05-fitting-four-ntcp-models-to-treatment-outcome-data-of-salivary-glands-recorded-six-months-after-radiation-therapy-for-head-and-neck-tumors
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P Mavroidis, A Price, M Kostich, R Amdur, W Mendenhall, N Sheets, R Green, S Das, L Marks, B Chera
PURPOSE: To estimate the radiobiological parameters of four popular NTCP models that describe the dose-response relations of salivary glands to the severity of patient reported dry mouth 6 months post chemo-radiotherapy. To identify the glands, which best correlate with the manifestation of those clinical endpoints. Finally, to evaluate the goodness-of-fit of the NTCP models. METHODS: Forty-three patients were treated on a prospective multiinstitutional phase II study for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043400/dental-issues-in-lacrimo-auriculo-dento-digital-syndrome-an-autosomal-dominant-condition-with-clinical-and-genetic-variability
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M J Hajianpour, Hannah Bombei, Scott M Lieberman, Rachael Revell, Rachana Krishna, Robert Gregorsok, Simon Kao, Jeff M Milunsky
BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW: Lacrimo-auriculo-dento-digital (LADD) syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder with variable lacrimal and salivary gland hypoplasia and aplasia, auricular anomalies and hearing loss, dental defects and caries, and digital anomalies. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors present the cases of 2 unrelated children with enamel defects and history of dry mouth leading to recurrent dental caries. The referring diagnoses were Sjögren disease and hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, respectively...
December 30, 2016: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027332/opicapone-as-adjunct-to-levodopa-therapy-in-patients-with-parkinson-disease-and-motor-fluctuations-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Andrew J Lees, Joaquim Ferreira, Olivier Rascol, Werner Poewe, José-Francisco Rocha, Michelle McCrory, Patricio Soares-da-Silva
Importance: Catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitors are an established treatment for end-of-dose motor fluctuations associated with levodopa therapy in patients with Parkinson disease (PD). Current COMT inhibitors carry a high risk for toxic effects to hepatic cells or show moderate improvement. Opicapone was designed to be effective without the adverse effects. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of 25- and 50-mg/d dosages of opicapone compared with placebo as adjunct to levodopa therapy in patients with PD experiencing end-of-dose motor fluctuations...
February 1, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009939/comparative-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-antimuscarinic-agents-and-the-selective-%C3%AE-3-adrenoceptor-agonist-mirabegron-for-the-treatment-of-overactive-bladder-which-is-more-preferable-as-an-initial-treatment
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Minoru Kobayashi, Akinori Nukui, Takao Kamai
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the present study was to evaluate comparative efficacy and tolerability of antimuscarinics and mirabegron as primary and salvage therapy in patients with overactive bladder (OAB). METHODS: Patients ≥50 years with OAB symptoms were enrolled. Patients were initially treated with antimuscrinics or mirabegron for 8 weeks. When patients were refractory or intolerant to an initial treatment, drugs were switched to the other. The initial and second-line efficacy was assessed at baseline, 4 and 8 weeks after the treatment having the following parameters of the International Prostatic Symptom Score (IPSS), quality of life (QOL) index, Overactive Bladder Symptom Score (OABSS) and post-void residual (PVR) urine volume...
December 23, 2016: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008590/the-effectiveness-of-anticholinergic-therapy-for-overactive-bladders-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Andrea Moura Rodrigues Maciel da Fonseca, Mariana Furtado Meinberg, Marilene Vale de Castro Monteiro, Matheus Roque, Jorge Milhen Haddad, Rodrigo Aquino Castro
The overactive bladder (OAB) has a significant negative impact on the quality of life of patients. Antimuscarinics have become the pharmacological treatment of choice for this condition. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to examine the evidence from randomized clinical trials about the outcomes of the antimuscarinic drugs available in Brazil on OABs. We searched MEDLINE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials from the inception of these databases through to September 2015...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
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