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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917712/toward-classification-criteria-for-early-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee
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F P Luyten, S Bierma-Zeinstra, F Dell'Accio, V B Kraus, K Nakata, I Sekiya, N K Arden, L S Lohmander
OBJECTIVE: To propose draft classification criteria for early stage osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee for use in a primary care setting. METHODS: A group of basic scientists, physician-scientists, rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, and physiotherapists in a workshop setting discussed potential classification criteria for early osteoarthritis of the knee. The workshop was divided into sessions around relevant topics with short state of the art presentations followed by breakout sessions, consensus discussions, and consolidation into a consensus document...
August 9, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915960/pleiotropic-effects-of-metformin-to-rescue-statin-induced-muscle-injury-and-insulin-resistance-a-proposed-mechanism-and-potential-clinical-implications
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Nicholas W Carris, Srinivas M Tipparaju, David J Magness, Kalyan C Chapalamadugu, Ronald R Magness
The 2013 American Heart Association Blood Cholesterol Guidelines increased the number of patients recommended for statin therapy in the United States to 56million. Two common statin side effects are muscle pain, referred to as "statin-associated muscle symptoms", and increased risk for new onset type-2-diabetes mellitus. Up to 25% of statin users report muscle symptoms resulting in many patients being switched to lower dose or lower potency statins, or refusing statins altogether. The most likely signaling mechanisms for statin-associated muscle symptoms overlaps with the proposed mechanism of statin-induced insulin resistance...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912652/objectively-measured-physical-activity-levels-among-ethnic-minority-children-attending-school-based-afterschool-programs-in-a-high-poverty-neighborhood
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Youngdeok Kim, Marc Lochbaum
Ethnic minority children living in high poverty neighborhoods are at high risk of having insufficient physical activity (PA) during school days and, thus, the importance of school as a place to facilitate PA in these underserved children has been largely emphasized. This study examined the levels and patterns of PA in minority children, with particular focus on the relative contributions of regular physical education (PE) and school-based afterschool PA program in promoting moderate- and vigorous-intensity PA (MVPA) during school days...
September 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905137/the-quality-assessment-of-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-intracranial-aneurysms-a-systematic-appraisal
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Qiao Li, Yingchun Yang, Yawen Pan, Lei Duan, Hu Yang
Intracranial aneurysms are common in adults. The relevant guidelines for patients with intracranial aneurysms aim to standardize the clinical practice and decision making for these patients. However, their management is controversial, and the quality of the guidelines has not been assessed. We aim to evaluate the quality of the guidelines for intracranial aneurysms as well as to compare and analyze the recommendations between different guidelines. Systematic searches were conducted to identify the guidelines for intracranial aneurysms from general electronic and guideline databases...
September 13, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888596/relative-importance-of-herd-level-risk-factors-for-probability-of-infection-with-paratuberculosis-in-irish-dairy-herds
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Conor G McAloon, Michael L Doherty, Paul Whyte, Simon J More, Luke O'Grady, Lorna Citer, Martin J Green
Control of paratuberculosis is challenging due to the relatively poor performance of diagnostic tests, a prolonged incubation period, and protracted environmental survival. Prioritization of herd-level interventions is not possible because putative risk factors are often not supported by risk factor studies. The objective for this study was to investigate the relative importance of risk factors for an increased probability of herd paratuberculosis infection. Risk assessment data, comprehensive animal purchase history, and diagnostic test data were available for 936 Irish dairy herds...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883977/management-of-plasmodium-vivax-risk-and-illness-in-travelers
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EDITORIAL
J Kevin Baird
Malaria poses an exceptionally complex problem for providers of travel medicine services. Perceived high risk of exposure during travel typically prompts prescribing protective antimalarial drugs. Suppressive chemoprophylactic agents have dominated strategy for that practice for over 70 years. This broad class of therapeutic agents kills parasites after they emerge from the liver and attempt development in red blood cells. The dominance of suppressive chemoprophylaxis in travel medicine stems largely from the view of Plasmodium falciparum as the utmost threat to the patient - these drugs are poorly suited to preventing Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium ovale due to inactivity against the latent liver stages of these species not produced by P...
2017: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881055/individual-healthcare-plan-for-allergic-children%C3%A2-at-school-lessons-from-a-2015-2016-school-year-survey
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Guillaume Pouessel, Stépanie Lejeune, Marie-Pierre Dupond, Annie Renard, Camille Fallot, Antoine Deschildre
The Individual Healthcare Plan (IHP) was implemented in schools in France in 2003 to improve management of allergic children. Our objectives were to assess the practical aspects of IHP (excluding asthma) and allergic reactions occurring at school. METHODS: Prospective study conducted in the North Department (France) during the 2015/2016 school-year. Two questionnaires were developed: one for the school doctors (n=67) and one for the school principals (n=2372). RESULTS: Data from 336 (25%) of the 1325 IHPs (0...
September 7, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864055/tracheobronchopathy-from-inhaled-corticosteroids
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REVIEW
Bryan C Husta, Suhail Raoof, Serpil Erzurum, Atul C Mehta
Inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) have become the mainstay of asthma control. They are also recommended as an add-on therapy to long-acting beta agonists and anticholinergics in moderate to severe COPD with recurrent exacerbations. Ultimately this clinical practice has led to the widespread use of ICSs, which are supported by a more favorable side effect profile than that of systemic steroids.
August 31, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856019/detailed-efsum-recommendations-on-the-scope-of-ultrasound-assessment-in-patients-with-portal-hypertension-considering-the-diagnostic-reference-level
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REVIEW
Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk
An important paper describing the Standards of the Polish Ultrasound Society regarding the assessment of portal and hepatic vasculature was published in the Journal of Ultrasonography. Due to the multiplicity of morphological and hemodynamic data required, the time needed to obtain these data and the legal responsibility of doctors for the results, there seems to be a need to determine a clear range of the assessed parameters depending on the reference level of a given healthcare facility. Therefore, the aim of the paper was to present the EFSUMB recommendations on the range of the evaluated ultrasonographic parameters in portal hypertension depending on the reference level...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844474/clinical-performance-assessment-tools-in-physiotherapy-practice-education-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
A O'Connor, O McGarr, P Cantillon, A McCurtin, A Clifford
BACKGROUND: Clinical performance assessment tools (CPATs) used in physiotherapy practice education need to be psychometrically sound and appropriate for use in all clinical settings in order to provide an accurate reflection of a student's readiness for clinical practice. Current evidence to support the use of existing assessment tools is inconsistent. OBJECTIVES: To conduct a systematic review synthesising evidence relating to the psychometric and edumetric properties of CPATS used in physiotherapy practice education...
February 3, 2017: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835979/-instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-ifr%C3%A2-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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REVIEW
S Baumann, A C Schaefer, A Hohneck, K Mueller, T Becher, M Behnes, M Renker, M Borggrefe, I Akin, D Lossnitzer
Coronary angiography is considered as the gold standard in the morphological representation of coronary artery stenosis. Coronary angiography is often performed without preprocedural non-invasive proof of ischemia and the assessment of the severity of a coronary lesion by morphology is very subjective. Thus, invasive fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurement represents the current standard for estimation of the hemodynamic relevance of coronary artery stenosis and facilitates decision making for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and stenting...
August 23, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827381/promotion-of-healthy-weight-control-practices-in-young-athletes
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Rebecca L Carl, Miriam D Johnson, Thomas J Martin
Children and adolescents may participate in sports that favor a particular body type. Some sports, such as gymnastics, dance, and distance running, emphasize a slim or lean physique for aesthetic or performance reasons. Participants in weight-class sports, such as wrestling and martial arts, may attempt weight loss so they can compete at a lower weight class. Other sports, such as football and bodybuilding, highlight a muscular physique; young athletes engaged in these sports may desire to gain weight and muscle mass...
August 21, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822460/-french-society-for-biological-psychiatry-and-neuropsychopharmacology-and-fondation-fondamental-task-force-formal-consensus-for-the-management-of-treatment-resistant-depression
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T Charpeaud, J-B Genty, S Destouches, A Yrondi, S Lancrenon, N Alaïli, F Bellivier, D Bennabi, T Bougerol, V Camus, T D'amato, O Doumy, F Haesebaert, J Holtzmann, C Lançon, M Lefebvre, F Moliere, I Nieto, R Richieri, L Schmitt, F Stephan, G Vaiva, M Walter, M Leboyer, W El-Hage, E Haffen, P-M Llorca, P Courtet, B Aouizerate
Major depression represents among the most frequent psychiatric disorders in the general population with an estimated lifetime prevalence of 16-17%. It is characterized by high levels of comorbidities with other psychiatric conditions or somatic diseases as well as a recurrent or chronic course in 50 to 80% of the cases leading to negative repercussions on the daily functioning, with an impaired quality of life, and to severe direct/indirect costs. Large cohort studies have supported that failure of a first-line antidepressant treatment is observed in more than 60% of patients...
September 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819351/a-systematic-analysis-of-term-reuse-and-term-overlap-across-biomedical-ontologies
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Maulik R Kamdar, Tania Tudorache, Mark A Musen
Reusing ontologies and their terms is a principle and best practice that most ontology development methodologies strongly encourage. Reuse comes with the promise to support the semantic interoperability and to reduce engineering costs. In this paper, we present a descriptive study of the current extent of term reuse and overlap among biomedical ontologies. We use the corpus of biomedical ontologies stored in the BioPortal repository, and analyze different types of reuse and overlap constructs. While we find an approximate term overlap between 25-31%, the term reuse is only <9%, with most ontologies reusing fewer than 5% of their terms from a small set of popular ontologies...
2017: Semantic Web
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815153/high-risk-drug-drug-interactions-between-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-management-of-chronic-conditions
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Geoffrey J Tso, Samson W Tu, Mark A Musen, Mary K Goldstein
Clinicians and clinical decision-support systems often follow pharmacotherapy recommendations for patients based on clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). In multimorbid patients, these recommendations can potentially have clinically significant drug-drug interactions (DDIs). In this study, we describe and validate a method for programmatically detecting DDIs among CPG recommendations. The system extracts pharmacotherapy intervention recommendations from narrative CPGs, normalizes the terms, creates a mapping of drugs and drug classes, and then identifies occurrences of DDIs between CPG pairs...
2017: AMIA Summits on Translational Science Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806436/effectiveness-of-a-timing-and-coordination-group-exercise-program-to-improve-mobility-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jennifer S Brach, Subashan Perera, Sandra Gilmore, Jessie M VanSwearingen, Deborah Brodine, Neelesh K Nadkarni, Edmund Ricci
Importance: Timing and coordination exercises may be an important addition to community-based health promotion exercise programs to improve walking in older adults. Objective: To compare the effectiveness of the On the Move group exercise program, which focuses on the timing and coordination of movement, with a seated strength, endurance, and flexibility program (usual care) at improving function, disability, and walking ability of older adults. Design, Setting, and Participants: Cluster-randomized, single-blind intervention trial...
August 14, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798016/bayesian-analysis-a-practical-approach-to-interpret-clinical-trials-and-create-clinical-practice-guidelines
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John A Bittl, Yulei He
Bayesian analysis is firmly grounded in the science of probability and has been increasingly supplementing or replacing traditional approaches based on P values. In this review, we present gradually more complex examples, along with programming code and data sets, to show how Bayesian analysis takes evidence from randomized clinical trials to update what is already known about specific treatments in cardiovascular medicine. In the example of revascularization choices for diabetic patients who have multivessel coronary artery disease, we combine the results of the FREEDOM trial (Future Revascularization Evaluation in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: Optimal Management of Multivessel Disease) with prior probability distributions to show how strongly we should believe in the new Class I recommendation ("should be done") for a preference of bypass surgery over percutaneous coronary intervention...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775119/incidence-and-management-of-toxicity-associated-with-ibrutinib-and-idelalisib-a-practical-approach
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Iris de Weerdt, Suzanne M Koopmans, Arnon P Kater, Michel van Gelder
The use of novel B cell receptor signaling inhibitors results in high response rates and long progression-free survival in patients with indolent B cell malignancies, such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia, follicular lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma and Waldenstroms macroglobulinemia. Ibrutinib, the first-in-class inhibitor or Bruton's tyrosine kinase, and idelalisib, the first-in-class inhibitor of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase δ have recently been approved for several indolent B cell malignancies. These drugs especially foresee in previously unmet needs for patients with relapsed or refractory disease, high-risk cytogenetic or molecular abnormalities or with comorbidities...
August 3, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760223/clinical-profile-of-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-treated-with-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibitors-and-experience-in-real-world-clinical-practice-in-spain
#19
Gabriel Cuatrecasas, Fernando Goñi-Goicoechea
The main aim of the treatment of type 2 diabetes is overall control of cardiovascular risk factors. Almost 50% of patients with type 2 diabetes do not achieve glycaemic targets, and a much higher percentage do not achieve weight and blood pressure targets, despite the therapeutic arsenal that has appeared in the last decade for the treatment of this disease. In addition, antidiabetic secretatogues and insulin are associated with weight gain and an increased risk of hyperglycaemic episodes. Clinical practice guidelines recommend sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) as an alternative in the same therapeutic step as the other options after initiation of metformin therapy...
November 2016: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756383/relationship-between-initial-therapy-and-blood-pressure-control-for-high-risk-hypertension-patients-in-the-uk-a-retrospective-cohort-study-from-the-thin-general-practice-database
#20
Sharada Weir, Attila Juhasz, Jorge Puelles, Travis S Tierney
OBJECTIVE: To examine the UK practice patterns in treating newly diagnosed hypertension and to determine whether subgroups of high-risk patients are more or less likely to follow particular therapeutic protocols and to reach blood pressure goals. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: This study examined adults in The Health Improvement Network (THIN) UK general practice medical records database who were initiated on medication for hypertension...
July 28, 2017: BMJ Open
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