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This study aims to compare two different protocols commonly used in the management of post thyroidectomy hypoparathyroidism : PTH based calcium repletion and empiric repletion. The investigators aim to compare the quality of life associated with these two protocols in a randomized trial.
A single-center, observational, prospective, single dynamic cohort study with before-after design. Treatment with 6 sessions using dry needling with DNHS® (Dry Needling for Hypertonicity and Spasticity) on the spastic muscles of the affected arm in patients with stroke. Spasticity will be assessed by Modifying Modified Ashworth Scale (MMAS), functionality with the Fugl-Meyer scale for the upper limb, pain by 10-points visual analogue scale (VAS10) and the quality of life with the Euro QoL 5D survey.
Current obesity treatment guidelines recommend 26 or more hours of behavior treatment, delivered over a 6-month period in a multidisciplinary weight management clinic. However, this guideline is not feasible in real-world clinic settings where medical visits are costly and poorly reimbursed, and attrition is high, particularly among the most vulnerable children. The National Collaborative on Child Obesity Research has issued a call for research investigating healthcare-community partnerships to improve the effectiveness of child obesity treatment. The World Health Organization supports this approach, and in 2015 modified the chronic disease model to include healthcare-community integration. Arches is a three-year project that will develop and evaluate an effective, engaging, and scalable community-healthcare treatment option for low-income and racially diverse children. The project engages four communities in North Carolina and facilitates a local clinic-community partnership, supports the development of an integrated childhood obesity treatment program, and evaluates the feasibility of the integrated program model. The effectiveness of the integrated model will also be evaluated, as we will monitor patient outcomes associated with participation.
PRIME aims to demonstrate through neurocognitive assessment that BICU patients will have a degree of neurocognitive dysfunction following a major burn, that this neurocognitive dysfunction is due to an underlying neuroinflammatory process by fMRI neuroimaging techniques, and that the neurocognitive deficit is associated with a reduced quality of life.
This study is a randomized clinical trial designed to compare an online social intelligence intervention with an active control condition at improving the emotional, physical, and social well-being of custodial grandmothers and their adolescent grandchildren,
Asthma, abbreviation for bronchial asthma, is one of the common chronic airways disease that threatens human health. Typical symptoms of asthma are recurrent wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and cough, usually occurring at night or early morning. However, there are still some patients with only persistent clinical manifestations of chest tightness. Concerned about this group of patients, we presented a subgroup of bronchial asthma, namely, chest tightness variant asthma (CTVA). This asthma subgroup usually lacks asthma-specific clinical features such as wheezing, shortness of breath, wheezing, and therefore often misdiagnosed for a long time. In order to further understand the clinical characteristics, pathogenesis, and prognosis of patients with CTVA, we conducted a national multicenter observation study to further understand CTVA. Finally, we plan to clarify whether CTVA is a relatively independent asthma phenotype. Meanwhile, reducing misdiagnosis and perform an appropriate treatment of CTVA.
The randomized clinical trial will aim to analyze the influence of binary and quaternary rhythm through a protocol on motor symptoms, sleep, fatigue and quality of life in individuals with Parkinson's disease. The study design with a randomized clinical trial, including individuals diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, will be divided into two groups: 1) Control group 2) Experimental group. Cognition, balance, gait freezing, functional mobility, quality of life, sleep, daytime sleepiness and fatigue will be evaluated. Through the application of binary and quaternary rhythm protocol for a period of 12 weeks. First, the descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation and percentage) will be used to know the data, then the normality calculation using the Kolmogorov Smirnov test will be used to choose the statistical tests. All information will be collected before and after the intervention period. For statistical analysis, use the SPSS statistical package, version 20.0. (Kolmogorov-Smirnov or Shapiro-Wilk test) for the selection of statistical tests.
This study will evaluate the effects of a one week weight management summer camp on children's weight, quality of life, mood and feelings, self-esteem, weight management efficacy, enjoyment of physical activity, and body image.
The Primary Goal is to conduct a 12 week pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) of the Fitbit Flex, a popular, affordable, wearable physical activity tracking device, and the Fitbit mobile health (mHealth) app. The target population will be cancer survivors 18-39 years old recruited from the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. For the intervention group, peer influences will be engaged via a private, social network (e.g. a Facebook group) customized for survivors. Measurements will be completed (1) at baseline, prior to randomization, and (2) during the final week of the intervention period (follow-up measure). This pilot study will provide initial proof of concept and allow for further customization of the intervention for cancer survivors in anticipation of a future, larger proposal to study physical activity and related outcomes over a multi-year period. Besides conducting exploratory analyses of primary and secondary outcomes for this pilot RCT, we also specify feasibility criteria including: (1) recruiting 50 cancer survivors ages 18-39 years and between 1.0-5.0 years from the completion of active cancer therapy, (2) intervention participants wear the Fitbit Flex on the majority of all intervention days during the 12-week intervention period, and (3) ≥75% of all participants complete online questionnaire data collection at Time 1 and Time 2.
As mortality from critical illness has reduced, the importance of measuring disabilities (cognitive, functional and psychological) in surviving critically ill patients has become more important. Currently, the causes, long-term effects and frequency of disabilities in patients surviving ICU in Australia are unknown. In the US and UK, studies have been undertaken to assess the effects of specific long-term outcomes, such as functional disability and depression, which found long-term disabilities were much higher than baselines (pre-illness function) and ongoing at five years after ICU discharge. In order to improve quality of life of ICU survivors and ensure that medical specialists apply appropriate interventions to reduce the cost of these surviving patients on the community, the PREDICT management committee proposes the introduction of a patient-reported outcomes registry.