*  Group Blog Home
In the 1980s, the dropout rate of participants at Kaiser Permanente's obesity clinic in San Diego, California, was about 50%; ... went on to survey childhood trauma experiences of over 17,000 Kaiser Permanente patient volunteers. The 17,337 participants ... but what was perplexing was that all of the dropouts had been successfully losing weight before they left the clinic. Vincent ...
  http://www.wvsd208.org/blog/One.aspx?portalId=149105&date=2/7/2017
*  Efficacy of sildenafil on ischaemic digital ulcer healing in systemic sclerosis: the placebo-controlled SEDUCE study | Annals...
Assuming at least 50% of patients would be suffering from ≥two DUs at W0, an intracluster correlation of 0.30, and a dropout ... One premature drop out patient in the placebo group had no evaluation of discontinuation beyond inclusion. ... Patients. Eighty-four patients entered the study and were randomised to receive either sildenafil 20 mg three times a day (N=42 ... This ensured that patients with a more severe DU disease were well balanced between the two groups. Patients were asked to ...
  http://ard.bmj.com/content/early/2015/05/20/annrheumdis-2014-207001.full
*  Review: Antidepressants increase remission and clinical improvement in bulimia nervosa | Annals of Internal Medicine | American...
4 weeks in patients with BN. RCTs were excluded if patients had binge-eating or purging-type anorexia nervosa or binge-eating ... Groups did not differ for dropout rates (14 RCTs) (Table). ... and dropouts).. Main results. 16 RCTs (1300 patients) met the ... Should This Patient Receive an Antidepressant?: Grand Rounds Discussion From Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Annals of ... In patients with bulimia nervosa, antidepressants are effective in the short term for increasing remission and clinical ...
  http://annals.org/aim/article-abstract/668669/review-antidepressants-increase-remission-clinical-improvement-bulimia-nervosa
*  Uno studio di drug utilisation delle statine nella recente prassi terapeutica italiana | SpringerLink
40,583 patients were recruited (mean age 61 years, 47% males). A 44% drop-out was assessed among patients in their first year ... Long-term persistence in use of statin therapy in elderly patients. JAMA 2002; 288(4): 455-61PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar ... Patients were considered eligible who had received at least one prescription of statins in the course of the five years period ... Prevention of cardiovascular events and death with pravastatin in patients with coronary heart disease and a broad range of ...
  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF03320554
*  Effective psychotherapy in a racially and culturally diverse society | BJPsych Advances
It may, however, improve engagement and prevent patients' silent drop out of a treatment that they perceive to be incongruent ... Psychotherapists working with Indian patients will need to be proficient in:. * the patient's first language in order to ... Morgan (1998) described how a Black patient sought out a White therapist and (the patient) discovered her own internalised ... or perhaps why family decisions and views are as important in healthcare uptake as the decisions of the patient. The patient ...
  http://apt.rcpsych.org/content/13/3/187.full
*  The Relationship between Foveal Ischemia and Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Findings in Ischemic Diabetic Macular...
Arend O Remky A Evans D Stüber R Harris A. Contrast sensitivity loss is coupled with capillary dropout in patients with ... Of these patients, there were 16 men and 17 women. The mean patient age was 58 ± 11 years (range, 23-70 years). All eyes had ... In this patient, the length of the PR-OS was 52 μm and the subfoveal choroidal thickness was 232 μm. (D) Photoreceptor IS-OS ... In this patient, the length of the PR-OS was 52 μm and the subfoveal choroidal thickness was 232 μm. (D) Photoreceptor IS-OS ...
  https://iovs.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2127595
*  JMIR-Dropout From an eHealth Intervention for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: A Qualitative Study | Lie | Journal of Medical...
... dropout rate in the first month of the intervention [25]. In a 2016 study, close to every second patient did not log on more ... Figure 1. Dropout graph. View this figure. Demographics. All 18 participants recruited to the intervention. The 13aparticipants ... Patient Prefer Adherence 2008;2:57-65.. *van Vugt M, de Wit M, Sieverink F, Roelofsen Y, Hendriks SH, Bilo HJ, et al. Uptake ... The patients are asked to reflect on their challenges and make a plan for ideal problem solving (Table 1), which may differ ...
  https://www.jmir.org/2017/5/e187/
*  LigaSure Impact™ versus conventional dissection technique in pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy in clinical suspicion of...
102 patients will be included and randomized pre-operatively. All patients aged 18 years or older scheduled for primary ... It is still unclear which technique has the optimal benefit/risk ratio for the patient. A single-center, randomized, single- ... Up to now there has been no comparison of the two techniques with regard to operating time and the patients' outcome. ... To compensate possible drop outs 14 patients (15%) more will be randomized. Therefore 102 patients (51 per group) will be ...
  https://trialsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1745-6215-12-162
*  Plus it
... showed significantly less early dropout (39/183 patients) than routine care (68/183 patients; P,0.0009, fig 1⇑). ... Two of the patients involved were in treatment as usual and one in the experimental arm. No completed suicide or other death ... The majority of patients in our study were young people self harming with or without self poisoning rather than with self ... The proportion of patients defined as at "severe risk" (more than four episodes) fell from 33% (121/365) at baseline to 13% (46 ...
  http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.d682
*  Analysis of clinical trials - Wikipedia
A patient is randomized to Treatment A, but is treated with Treatment B, Some patients drop out from the study, or Some ... Since patients often drop out because they find a treatment doesn't seem to be working for them or because it causes harmful ... such as when the patients do not receive the full intervention or the correct intervention or a few ineligible patients are ... collecting information about reason for drop-out; and, if possible, following up on drop-outs and obtaining efficacy outcome ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analysis_of_clinical_trials
*  Maintenance treatment of adolescent bipolar disorder: open study of the effectiveness and tolerability of quetiapine | BMC...
Three patients dropped out of the study at V11, V12 and V14, respectively. All drop-out patients were female and being treated ... Two patients had mildly elevated fasting cholesterol at V8 that normalized by the end of the study. The final patient had ... All patients had normal prolactin, thyroid, liver functions and ECG recordings over the course of the study. Four patients had ... Taken together, these patients did not have the clinical profile of patients known to respond well and to tolerate maintenance ...
  https://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-244X-9-4
*  Effectiveness of nurse-delivered cardiovascular risk management in primary care: a randomised trial | British Journal of...
... with a focus on reaching non-attenders and decreasing the patient dropout rate. ... electronic patient record.5 Cardiovascular risk management for these patients is classified as secondary prevention. Patients ... Patients were asked for their consent after 1 year of follow-up. This was done to avoid situations where patients would fail to ... Patient selection. Patients eligible for this study were aged 30-74 years, with at least a 10% 10-year risk of fatal CVD ...
  http://bjgp.org/content/60/570/40
*  Skeletal Muscle and Cardiovascular Adaptations to Exercise Conditioning in Older Coronary Patients | Circulation
There were no further dropouts among the 22 patients who agreed to conditioning for a full 12 months. The 70 study subjects ... The age, sex, and peak V̇o2 of these patients did not differ from the patients who trained for only 3 months. Study evaluations ... At baseline, 25 of 60 intervention patients and 3 of 10 control patients were taking β-adrenergic blocking medications (P=NS). ... Early exercise training in patients older than age 65 years compared with that in younger patients after acute myocardial ...
  http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/94/3/323
*  Disease-modifying treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis in adults
... and the drop-out rate was high, with follow-up available for only 82 patients at two years and 36 patients at four years [168]. ... In addition, more patients in the daclizumab groups had cutaneous events than in the placebo groups, and more patients in the ... INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS - UpToDate offers two types of patient education materials, 'The Basics' and 'Beyond the Basics.' The ... We encourage you to print or e-mail these topics to your patients. (You can also locate patient education articles on a variety ...
  http://www.uptodate.com/contents/disease-modifying-treatment-of-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-in-adults
*  Ultrasonography Is Not Inferior to Fluoroscopy to Guide Extracorporeal Shock Waves during Treatment of Renal and Upper Ureteric...
Drop out: patients refusing to further participate in the study or not attending follow-up visit after maximally 3 weeks (. ) ... In our study, the mean time to position a patient in the US group was almost double the time to position a patient in the FS ... The duration of the positioning of the patient was measured using a timer. This timer started from the moment the patient was ... One hundred and fourteen patients participated in this study. Both the US group and the FS group contained 57 patients. Most ...
  https://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2017/7802672/
*  Contact Lens Spectrum - January 5, 2014
Patients who drop out of lenses often times do so because the lenses that they were wearing did not work, not because they do ... Microbial keratitis (MK) was reported in 43 (61%) patients, with permanent damage occurring in 72% (31/43) of patients followed ... As we start the new year, I would challenge you to grow your contact lens practice by informing nearly every patient that 'You ... The definition of a specialty patient is someone who either REALLY needs contact lenses (keratoconus, etc.) or someone who is a ...
  https://www.clspectrum.com/newsletters/contact-lenses-today/january-5,-2014
*  Plus it
To ensure an appropriate sample size, 34 patients were recruited to allow for drop outs. Multiple comparison by ANOVA was used ... C-peptide in patients with 25OHD levels ,20 ng/ml: 0.19 ± 0.09 nmol/l vs. 0.22 ± 0.16 nmol/l in patients with 25OHD levels ,20 ... The number of patients to be included in the trial was calculated from setting a difference in basal C-peptide of 0.12 nmol/l ... Patients with recent-onset type 1 diabetes (17 female and 17 male subjects; aged 11-35 years, median 18 years) were studied. ...
  http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/33/9/1962
*  ECompliance - Wikipedia
... the rate at which patients drop out of the program also reduces by a huge margin. In western Uganda, research was carried out ... If a patient fails to show up, the health worker gets a text message from the system. She then goes to the patients house to ... It was found that the intervention patients had a higher cure rate than all other patients (55% versus 28.3%). The intervention ... helps to draw patients to the center by incentivizing health workers to convince patients to come and by persuading patients ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECompliance
*  Treatment of social phobia | BJPsych Advances
Furthermore, a significant number of patients refuse self-exposure or drop out early. Of those who complete treatment, about 50 ... might do better on an intensive programme of CBT as either day-patients or in-patients in the right setting. ... Patient: I felt that I looked like an idiot and others would be secretly laughing at me.. Therapist: Let's assume it's true ... Patient: I felt I appeared very red and sounded stupid.. Therapist: Let's assume that you did appear very red and sounded ...
  http://apt.rcpsych.org/content/9/4/258.full?sid=75b14b20-83a1-466a-a598-fc1b712720e5
*  Minorities Less Likely to Use Hospice Care: Study - Drugs.com MedNews
Minority patients with heart failure are less likely to use hospice care than whites, new research finds. Hospice provides ... Nonwhite patients were also more likely to drop out of hospice care than whites. ... "Our findings highlight that there is a significant difference between how white patients and nonwhite patients and their ... The study, which looked at records on nearly 220,000 heart failure patients on Medicare, was published in the June issue of the ...
  https://www.drugs.com/news/minorities-less-likely-hospice-care-study-39017.html
*  Implementation of a clinical pathway may improve alcohol treatment outcome | Addiction Science & Clinical Practice | Full Text
... but significantly more patients had a good clinical outcome (stopped or moderated their consumption) at the end of treatment ( ... Patients with harmful alcohol use or dependence as their primary problem who were seeking psychosocial treatment at one of four ... patient dropout from treatment was generally high during the first 6 months of treatment, and relatively few clients reduced ... Standard 2: Patient education. In contemporary alcohol treatment, patients are expected to make their own informed choices and ...
  https://ascpjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13722-015-0031-8
*  A 10-Year Prospective Study of Implant-Based Breast Augmentation and Reconstruction
... for the incidence of an event without ignoring patient dropouts. Basically, this analysis takes into account of the last known ... Results: Median patient age was 39 years; 20.5% of patients were smokers. The augmentation cohort included 166 patients (81.0 ... of patients were smokers. The augmentation cohort included 166 patients (81.0%); reconstruction cohort, 39 patients (19.0%). ... Nine patients had Baker III/IV capsular contracture (3 bilateral; 4 had a history of radiotherapy) and 7 patients had implant ...
  http://www.eplasty.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1920&catid=15&Itemid=116
*  Healing Touch in Treating Patients Receiving Chemotherapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia or Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia - Tabular...
Examine potential barriers to participation and ascertain reasons for study drop-outs in these patients. ... Hospitalized for induction (newly diagnosed patients) or reinduction (relapsed patients) chemotherapy. *Must be oncology ... The first 12 patients interested in undergoing HT undergo a 30-minute session of HT therapy 3 times a week during weeks 2, 3, ... Patients are also asked to rate current distress, pain, fatigue, and nausea before and after the second HT session during weeks ...
  https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/record/NCT00321880
*  Epidemiology | Veterinary Sciences Tomorrow
Whereas reports of clinical trials in major medical journals routinely state how many patients die or drop out of analysis ... Healthcare workers who wear gloves while treating patients are much less likely to clean their hands before and after patient ...
  http://vetscite.org/tag/epidemiology/