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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705760/quality-of-evidence-considered-by-health-canada-in-granting-full-market-authorisation-to-new-drugs-with-a-conditional-approval-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Joel Lexchin
OBJECTIVES: This study examines the characteristics of studies that Health Canada uses to grant full marketing authorisation for products given a conditional approval between 1 January 1998 and 30 June 2017. DESIGN: Cohort study. DATA SOURCES: Journal articles listing drugs that fulfilled their conditions and received full marketing authorisation, Notice of Compliance database, Notice of Compliance with conditions website, Qualifying Notices listing required confirmatory studies, clinicaltrials...
April 28, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669232/relationship-between-clinic-and-ambulatory-blood-pressure-measurements-and-mortality
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MULTICENTER STUDY
José R Banegas, Luis M Ruilope, Alejandro de la Sierra, Ernest Vinyoles, Manuel Gorostidi, Juan J de la Cruz, Gema Ruiz-Hurtado, Julián Segura, Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo, Bryan Williams
BACKGROUND: Evidence for the influence of ambulatory blood pressure on prognosis derives mainly from population-based studies and a few relatively small clinical investigations. This study examined the associations of blood pressure measured in the clinic (clinic blood pressure) and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in a large cohort of patients in primary care. METHODS: We analyzed data from a registry-based, multicenter, national cohort that included 63,910 adults recruited from 2004 through 2014 in Spain...
April 19, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644414/bone-and-soft-tissue-nasal-angles-discrepancies-and-overlying-skin-thickness-a-computed-tomography-study
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Sami Alharethy, Sama Alohali, Ibrahim Alquniabut, Yong Ju Jang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to derive the normal values for bone and soft tissue nasal angles as well as the overlying skin thickness and to attempt to determine the correlation between differences in bone and soft tissue angles and overlying skin thickness in Middle Eastern patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three-dimensional cephalometric analysis was performed for 100 patients who underwent computed tomography of the paranasal sinuses. The nasofrontal angle, pyramidal angle-nasal root, pyramidal angle-tip of the nasal bone, and overlying skin thickness were measured, and the results were analyzed according to sex, age, and body mass index (BMI)...
April 11, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623052/the-relationship-between-range-of-motion-and-injuries-in-adolescent-dancers-and-sportspersons-a-systematic-review
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Joyce M Storm, Roger Wolman, Eric W P Bakker, Matthew A Wyon
Background: The frequent and intensive training and performance of pre-professional ballet dancers and sportspersons is offered at a time when young ballet dancers and young athletes may be vulnerable to injury due to the progress through adolescence and growth spurts. Hypothesis: There are changes in range of motion during the progress through adolescence and growth periods in dancers and sportspersons. These changes in ROM can be linked to the increase of injury. Objectives: The primary aim of this systematic review is to determine whether there are changes in ROM during the progress through adolescence and growth spurts in dancers and sportspersons...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444974/a-35-year-analysis-of-sex-differences-in-neurology-authorship
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Jina Pakpoor, Li Liu, David Yousem
Career progression in academic medicine is partly influenced by publication productivity. There has been a significant increase in female authorship over a 35-year time period at both the first and senior authorship positions in 3 high impact factor neurology journals in the United States. While these trends are encouraging, a sex gap remains. Institutions/departments may wish to consider further strategies for trainees and faculty that can help to maintain momentum and narrow the gap further.
March 6, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334885/2016-united-kingdom-national-guideline-on-the-sexual-health-care-of-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Dan Clutterbuck, David Asboe, Tristan Barber, Carol Emerson, Nigel Field, Stuart Gibson, Gwenda Hughes, Rachael Jones, Martin Murchie, Achyuta V Nori, Michael Rayment, Ann Sullivan
This guideline is intended for use in UK Genitourinary medicine clinics and sexual health services but is likely to be of relevance in all sexual health settings, including general practice and Contraception and Sexual Health (CASH) services, where men who have sex with men (MSM) seek sexual health care or where addressing the sexual health needs of MSM may have public health benefits. For the purposes of this document, MSM includes all gay, bisexual and all other males who have sex with other males and both cis and trans men...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101439/male-to-female-sex-reassignment-surgery-using-the-combined-vaginoplasty-technique-satisfaction-of-transgender-patients-with-aesthetic-functional-and-sexual-outcomes
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Dmitry Zavlin, Jürgen Schaff, Jean-Daniel Lellé, Kevin T Jubbal, Peter Herschbach, Gerhard Henrich, Benjamin Ehrenberger, Laszlo Kovacs, Hans-Günther Machens, Nikolaos A Papadopulos
BACKGROUND: Currently available patient-reported outcome measures are limited in the field of sex reassignment surgery (SRS). Standardized questionnaires deliver high evidence data on satisfaction of male-to-female (MTF) transgender patients but do not allow any modification in their clinical application. We therefore designed a prospective study using self-developed indication-specific questionnaires to evaluate the aesthetic, functional, and sexual outcomes of MTF patients undergoing SRS...
February 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101438/measurement-of-the-area-of-corneal-exposure-using-digital-image-and-its-application-during-assessment-for-blepharoplasty
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Kisoo Park, Ziyi Guo, Dae Hwan Park
BACKGROUND: The normal morphological and functional values of orbits vary according to race, sex, and age. We measured the palpebral fissure using the marginal reflex distance (MRD1 ), marginal limbal distance (MLD), and vertical height of the palpebral fissure (VHPF). Unfortunately, these measurements are all one-dimensional figures that measure the distance between two points; they have limitations when it comes to measuring the three-dimensional ocular surface. Therefore, this study used the area of corneal exposure (ACE), which shows a two-dimensional area, to measure changes between the sizes of eyes according to age...
February 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101437/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-homologous-and-autologous-platelet-rich-plasma-prp-for-treating-androgenic-alopecia
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Bilsev Ince, Mehmet Emin Cem Yildirim, Mehmet Dadaci, Mustafa Cihat Avunduk, Nedim Savaci
BACKGROUND: Androgenetic alopecia (AGA), the most common cause of hair loss in both sexes, accounts for 95% of all cases of hair loss. Although the literature has suggested that both nonactivated (n-PRP) and activated autologous (a-PRP) PRP can be used to treat AGA, we did not find any study investigating the use of homologous PRP (h-PRP) for this purpose. Also, to the best of our knowledge, there are no studies comparing the efficacy of h-PRP, a-PRP, or n-PRP on AGA therapy. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the increase in hair density, average number of platelets, complications, preparation, and duration of application in the treatment of AGA using a-PRP, n-PRP, and h-PRP...
February 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963803/resting-metabolic-rate-of-indian-junior-soccer-players-testing-agreement-between-measured-versus-selected-predictive-equations
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Keren Susan Cherian, Faaiza Shahkar, Ashok Sainoji, Nagalla Balakrishna, Venkata Ramana Yagnambhatt
OBJECTIVES: Owing to a dearth of research related to Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) among adolescent athletes in India, our study aimed to document RMR among junior soccer players (JSP) and to identify suitable RMR predictive models for JSP from nine existing equations. METHODS: Forty Indian JSP (Boys = 21, Girls = 19) representing the under-12 and under-16 age categories were assessed for body composition (skinfold technique) and RMR (oxycon mobile). Two-way ANOVA and ANCOVA were used to examine the differences across age and sex...
January 2018: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706087/periconception-endogenous-and-exogenous-maternal-sex-steroid-hormones-and-risk-of-asthma-and-allergy-in-offspring-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Merhunisa Talovic, Aziz Sheikh, Nicola McCleary, Maijaliisa Erkkola, Minna Kaila, Suvi M Virtanen, Bright I Nwaru
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy is associated with several hormonal changes which influence the developing fetus. Variations in maternal endogenous hormones and prepregnancy use of hormonal preparations have been linked to asthma and allergy in the offspring, but findings are inconsistent. We plan to undertake a systematic review to synthesise the evidence on the association between endogenous and exogenous maternal sex hormones and the risk of asthma and allergy in the offspring. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We will search Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, Institute of Scientific Information Web of Science, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health, Scopus, Google Scholar, Allied and Complementary Medicine Database, Global Health, Psychological Information (PsycINFO), Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience (CAB) International and WHO Global Health Library from inception until 2016 to identify relevant studies on the topic...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574529/prospective-cohort-study-of-hospitalized-adults-with-advanced-cancer-associations-between-complications-comorbidity-and-utilization
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Peter May, Melissa M Garrido, Melissa D Aldridge, J Brian Cassel, Amy S Kelley, Diane E Meier, Charles Normand, Joan D Penrod, Thomas J Smith, R Sean Morrison
BACKGROUND: Inpatient hospital stays account for more than a third of direct medical cancer care costs. Evidence on factors driving these costs can inform planning of services, as well as consideration of equity in access. OBJECTIVE: To measure the association between hospital costs, and demographic, clinical, and system factors, for a cohort of adults with advanced cancer. DESIGN: Prospective multisite cohort study. SETTING: Four medical and cancer centers...
June 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373349/methodological-rigor-in-preclinical-cardiovascular-studies-targets-to-enhance-reproducibility-and-promote-research-translation
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REVIEW
F Daniel Ramirez, Pouya Motazedian, Richard G Jung, Pietro Di Santo, Zachary D MacDonald, Robert Moreland, Trevor Simard, Aisling A Clancy, Juan J Russo, Vivian A Welch, George A Wells, Benjamin Hibbert
RATIONALE: Methodological sources of bias and suboptimal reporting contribute to irreproducibility in preclinical science and may negatively affect research translation. Randomization, blinding, sample size estimation, and considering sex as a biological variable are deemed crucial study design elements to maximize the quality and predictive value of preclinical experiments. OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence and temporal patterns of recommended study design element implementation in preclinical cardiovascular research...
June 9, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341581/the-graham-jackson-memorial-lecture-issm-2016-the-man-who-knew-too-much-time-to-recognize-erectile-dysfunction-and-low-testosterone-as-independent-risk-factors-for-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Geoffrey Hackett
INTRODUCTION: Graham Jackson introduced the concept that erectile dysfunction (ED) is a marker for undiagnosed cardiovascular (CV) disease and future events. In the Princeton 3 guidelines, he recognized the important impact of testosterone deficiency (TD) on all-cause and CV mortality. Recent evidence suggests that testosterone therapy to target levels and for sufficient duration decreases CV events. Unfortunately, this had a modest impact on CV disease management because ED is not incorporated into current risk calculators...
July 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275842/the-measurement-of-palpebral-fissure-height-using-the-intersection-angle-the-r%C3%A3-al-angle-between-the-meeting-points-of-the-upper-eyelid-and-the-edge-of-the-cornea
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Hun Joo Lee, Soo Shin Kim
BACKGROUND: We evaluated a new palpebral fissure height measurement to evaluate medial, lateral, and overall ptosis. METHODS: We photographed 250 Koreans (44 males, 206 females) and evaluated their Réal 1 angle (angle between the meeting points of the upper eyelid and the corneal edge), Réal 2 angle (angle between the meeting point of the upper eyelid, medial corneal edge and a vertical line through the center of the pupil), Réal 3 angle (angle between the meeting point of the upper eyelid, lateral corneal edge and a vertical line through the center of the pupil), and Réal 4 angle (Réal 2-Réal 3)...
March 8, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272593/the-unmet-need-for-postacute-rehabilitation-among-medicare-observation-patients-a-single-center-study
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Jennifer N Goldstein, J Sanford Schwartz, Patricia McGraw, Tobias L Banks, LeRoi S Hicks
BACKGROUND: Medicare beneficiaries admitted under observation status must pay for postacute inpatient rehabilitation (PAIR) services, out of pocket, at potentially prohibitive costs. OBJECTIVE: To determine if there is an unmet need for PAIR among Medicare observation patients and if this care is associated with longer hospital stay and increased rehospitalization. DESIGN/SETTING: Observational study using electronic medical record and administrative data from a regional health system...
March 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069259/sex-differences-in-hazard-ratio-during-drug-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-major-clinical-trials-a-focused-data-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Lishi Wang, Yanhong Cao, Mingji Ren, Amei Chen, Jinglin Cui, DiaJun Sun, Weikuan Gu
PURPOSE: Understanding how sex impacts the efficacy of anticancer agents is a crucial step toward personalized and precision medicine. This review and meta-analysis evaluated sex differences in hazard ratios (HRs) of progression-free survival and overall survival in representative Phase III clinical trials of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: Data were extracted from 24 large-scale clinical trials that included 12,000 male and 7000 female patients. The data were examined for HR differences between subgroups by sex, smoking status, and age, and for potential sex-smoking status, sex-age, and sex-drug interactions, during cancer treatment...
January 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064252/philosophical-provocation-the-lifeblood-of-clinical-ethics
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Laurence B McCullough
The daily work of the clinical ethics teacher and clinical ethics consultant falls into the routine of classifying clinical cases by ethical type and proposing ethically justified alternatives for the professionally responsible management of a specific type of case. Settling too far into this routine creates the risk of philosophical inertia, which is not good either for the clinical ethicist or for the field of clinical ethics. The antidote to this philosophical inertia and resultant blinkered vision of clinical ethics is sustained, willing exposure to philosophical provocation...
February 2017: Journal of Medicine and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859751/subclinical-bacteriuria-in-older-cats-and-its-association-with-survival
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J D White, N J Cave, A Grinberg, D G Thomas, C Heuer
BACKGROUND: Bacterial urinary tract infections are uncommon in cats in general but the prevalence increases to 29% in older cats with comorbidities (Veterinary Clinical Pathology 2008, 37, 317; Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery 2007, 9, 124; Veterinary Microbiology 2009, 136, 130). Frequently, the infections are subclinical. The clinical relevance of subclinical bacteriuria (SB) is uncertain, and the optimal treatment requires clarification. OBJECTIVE: Prospective, observational study to: (i) identify the prevalence and incidence count of SB in older (≥7 years), nonazotemic cats, (ii) evaluate specific risk factors for SB, and (iii) investigate the potential relationship between untreated SB and survival...
November 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785169/non-prescription-dispensing-of-emergency-oral-contraceptives-recommendations-from-the-german-federal-chamber-of-pharmacists-bundesapothekerkammer
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Martin Schulz, Ralf Goebel, Claudia Schumann, Petra Zagermann-Muncke
BACKGROUND: Emergency hormonal contraceptives (EHC) are contraceptives used to prevent unintended pregnancy following unprotected sexual intercourse (USI) or contraceptive failure. The EHCs available without a prescription include medicines containing levonorgestrel (LNG) in more than 80 countries and, recently, based on an EU-switch ellaOne®, which contains ulipristal acetate (UPA). EHCs work by stopping or delaying ovulation. Those containing LNG can be used up to 72 hours after USI or contraceptive failure, while UPA can be used up to 120 hours...
July 2016: Pharmacy Practice
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