img 2018, Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies

Warrington Susan E, Wolfe Heather A

To evaluate if institutionally established calculations for transitioning continuous IV midazolam to enteral benzodiazepines maintain Withdrawal Assessment Tool-Version 1 scores equal to or less than preconversion values. Retrospective cohort study evaluating the effectiveness and safety of benzodiazepine conversion calculations embedded within an...

Carvalho E Carvalho Maria Emília, Gurland Brooke H

The aim of this study was to compare resection rectopexy (RR) with ventral mesh rectopexy (VMR). This institutional review board-approved retrospective study compared patients with rectal prolapse, who underwent RR or VMR from 2009 to 2016. The primary end point was the comparison of complications and prolapse recurrence rates. Seventy-nine RR and...

Tomata Yasutake, Tsuji Ichiro

To our knowledge, the overall nutritional quality of the Japanese diet has not been assessed previously. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between adhering to a Japanese diet and nutrient intake. We conducted a cross-sectional study of 1129 Japanese persons ≥70 y of age. Dietary habits were assessed using a food frequency...

Watson Peter G F, Seuntjens Jan

Intraoperative radiotherapy using The INTRABEAM System (Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Jena, Germany), a miniature low-energy x-ray source, has proven to be an effective modality in the treatment of breast cancer. However, some uncertainties remain in its dosimetry. In this work, we investigated the INTRABEAM system dosimetry by performing ionization...

Schneider C R, Chandler-Laney P C

Cord blood adiponectin and leptin concentrations are associated with birth weight and adiposity. Birth size and rate of infant weight gain are associated with future obesity risk. However, it is unclear whether biomarkers reflecting the intrauterine environment are predictive of infant prospective body composition change. To examine whether cord...

img 2018, Expert review of pharmacoeconomics & outcomes research

Dranitsaris George, Vincent Mark D

After years of setback, cancer immunotherapy has begun to yield clinical dividends, which are changing the treatment landscape and offering cancer patients the potential for long-term survival, reduced treatment-related toxicity and improved quality-of-life. Using the immune system to treat cancer is known as 'Immuno-oncology' (IO) and agents are...

Segev Einav, Hochman Yael

This qualitative research focused on the relationships between family members of patients with acquired brain injury (ABI). The aim was to explore the dynamics between caregivers of the family member with a brain injury during rehabilitation hospitalization, and the relationships between them and the rest of the extended family. Twenty...

img 2018, Arab journal of gastroenterology : the official publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology

Gallusi Giulia, Pontone Stefano

Several studies have demonstrated the superiority of proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) in resolving erosive gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). However, this first line of treatment can fail to control symptoms in around 30% of cases, especially in the presence of non-erosive GORD. In situations where the first line of treatment fails, there is...

img 2018, Current opinion in pediatrics

Jordan Catherine O, Aylward Shawn C

To provide a current review of recent publications with regards to intracranial hypertension. Attempts were made to provide pediatric data; however, the recent completion of the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial (IIHTT) has provided a wealth of data with regards to adult intracranial hypertension.The pediatric incidence of...

Tramonti Caterina, Chisari Carmelo

Neurophysiological investigations represent powerful tools to shed light on brain plasticity in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients. We investigated the relationship between EEG-based connectivity, the extent of brain lesions and changes in motor performance after an intensive task-oriented circuit training (TOCT). Observational longitudinal study....

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