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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426338/causes-of-death-in-long-term-lung-cancer-survivors-a-seer-database-analysis
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Omar Abdel-Rahman
BACKGROUND: Long-term (>5 years) lung cancer survivors represent a small but distinct subgroup of lung cancer patients and information about the causes of death of this subgroup is scarce. METHODS: Surveillance, epidemiology and end results (SEER) database (1988-2008) has been utilized to determine the causes of death of long-term survivors of lung cancer. Survival analysis has been conducted through Kaplan Meier analysis and multivariate analysis has been conducted through a Cox proportional hazard model...
April 20, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426255/pregabalin-for-the-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain-a-narrative-review-for-primary-care-providers
#2
Yvonne D'Arcy, Bill McCarberg, Bruce Parsons, Regina Behar, Andrew Thorpe, Andrea Alexander
Neuropathic pain (NeP) is a distinct type of pain caused by damage to the nervous system itself. This often severe and chronic type of pain requires specific treatments that target the underlying pain pathophysiology. The purpose of the current narrative review is to provide an overview of pregabalin (Lyrica®) for the treatment of NeP including its effects on pain, pain-related sleep interference, and other health-related outcomes, timing of therapeutic effect, safety and tolerability, and dosing. The information provided here, along with that in our companion review [1], will help primary care providers develop more effective NeP treatment strategies...
April 20, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425307/epidural-fentanyl-does-not-affect-cervical-dilation-and-progress-of-first-stage-of-vaginal-delivery-a-randomized-double-blind-study
#3
Chryssoula Staikou, Theodoros Kalampokas, Emmanouil Kalampokas, Sophia Vassiloglou, Anteia Paraskeva
OBJECTIVE: Local anesthetics combined with opioids are commonly used in labor epidural analgesic schemes. We investigated if the addition of fentanyl to epidural ropivacaine can affect cervical dilation and progress of vaginal delivery. METHODS: Sixty-two nulliparous parturients were randomized to receive epidurally 8ml ropivacaine 0.2% combined with fentanyl 20μg (F/R-group, n = 31) or with normal saline 0.4ml (R-group, n = 31), every hour. Rescue doses of 5ml ropivacaine 0...
April 20, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425296/medium-to-long-term-persistence-with-non-vitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-australian-experience
#4
Leon A Simons, Michael Ortiz, S Ben Freedman, Benjamin J Waterhouse, David Colquhoun
OBJECTIVE: Long-term anticoagulant therapy with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) is essential to prevent thromboembolic complications, especially ischemic stroke. This study examines medium-term persistence in AF patients using a non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant drug (NOAC). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We assessed national Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme records December 2013 through September 2016 for initial prescription of a NOAC in a 10% random sample of concessional patients...
April 20, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394220/the-design-of-a-theory-based-intervention-to-improve-medication-adherence-in-chronic-pain-patients
#5
Leon Timmerman, Dirk L Stronks, Frank J P M Huygen
OBJECTIVE: Non-adherence to pain medication is common in chronic pain patients and may result in unfavorable treatment outcomes. Interventions to improve adherence behavior often fail to significantly change medication use. In this report, we describe the application of a theoretical psychological model of behavior change in order to design an intervention to improve medication adherence in chronic pain patients. METHODS: This study applies the Behavior Change Wheel framework and the Behavior Change Techniques Taxonomy to design a theory-based intervention to improve pain medication use...
April 20, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358282/efficacy-of-a-film-forming-medical-device-containing-sunscreen-50-and-piroxicam-0-8-in-actinic-keratosis-and-field-cancerization-a-multicenter-assessor-blinded-3-month-trial
#6
Mario Puviani, Chiara Galloni, Silvia Marchetti, Paolo Sergio Pavone, Silvia Lovati, Giuseppe Pistone, Valentina Caputo, Giovanna Tilotta, Giuseppe Scarcella, Elena Campione, Laura Diluvio, Virginia Garofalo, Luca Bianchi, Massimo Milani
INTRODUCTION: Sunscreen protection in subjects with actinic keratosis (AK) is highly recommended to prevent clinical evolution of this in situ skin cancer condition. Use of topical anti-cyclooxygenase drugs such as diclofenac and piroxicam reduces the number of lesions and improves the cancerization field. A film-forming medical device in a cream formulation containing organic and inorganic sun-filters (50+ SPF) and piroxicam 0.8% (ACTX) has shown in a pilot, single-center, open trial to reduce AK lesions improving the cancerization field...
April 20, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318331/docetaxel-chemotherapy-in-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-cost-of-care-in-medicare-and-commercial-populations
#7
A Armstrong, C Bui, K Fitch, T Goss Sawhney, B Brown, S Flanders, M Balk, J Deangelis, J Chambers
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the healthcare costs and characteristics of docetaxel chemotherapy episodes of care for men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). METHODS: This study used the Medicare 5% sample and MarketScan Commercial (2010-2013) claims data sets to identify men with mCRPC and initial episodes of docetaxel treatment. Docetaxel episodes included docetaxel claim costs from the first claim until 30 days after the last claim, with earlier termination for death, insurance disenrollment, or the end of a 24-month look-forward period from initial docetaxel index date...
April 20, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422521/different-approaches-to-the-assessment-of-adherence-and-persistence-with-cardiovascular-disease-preventive-medications
#8
Sara Malo, Isabel Aguilar-Palacio, Cristina Feja, María Jesús Lallana, María José Rabanaque, Javier Armesto, Enrica Menditto
OBJECTIVE: To assess suitability and comparability of the most common methods of treatment adherence and persistence assessment, as applied to the same pharmacy dataset. METHODS: Data on drugs prescribed for cardiovascular primary prevention to participants in the Aragon Workers' Health Study (AWHS) were collected from a regional electronic drug prescription database. Several different approaches were used to measure treatment adherence (with the Medication Possession Ratio [MPR]) and Proportion of Days Covered [PDC]) and persistence in new users by therapeutic subgroup...
April 19, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422517/neuropathic-pain-a-narrative-review-of-etiology-assessment-diagnosis-and-treatment-for-primary-care-providers
#9
Bill McCarberg, Yvonne D'Arcy, Bruce Parsons, Alesia Sadosky, Andrew Thorpe, Regina Behar
Neuropathic pain (NeP) is a distinct type of chronic pain that is a direct result of damage to the nervous system itself. Studies have shown that training on the topic of chronic pain in medical schools is lacking and many practitioners are not confident in their ability to effectively manage patients with such pain. The purpose of this narrative review is to provide a brief high-level overview of NeP for primary healthcare providers that includes a discussion of mechanisms, prevalence, burden, assessment, and treatment...
April 19, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420281/long-term-follow-up-of-antithrombotic-management-patterns-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-russia-an-observational-study-epicor-rus-study
#10
Mikhail Ya Ruda, Oleg V Averkov, Yunona V Khomitskaya
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to describe the short- and long-term (up to 2 years) antithrombotic management patterns in a real-life setting for patients hospitalized for an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event, and to document clinical outcomes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: EPICOR-RUS was a multicenter (34 centers), prospective, observational, longitudinal cohort study conducted across Russia on antithrombotic management in hospitalized (within 24 hours of symptom onset) ACS patients with 2 year follow-up...
April 19, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420280/enteric-coated-budesonide-for-the-induction-and-maintenance-of-remission-of-crohn-s-disease-in-children
#11
Stanley A Cohen, Marina Aloi, Ramalingam Arumugam, Robert Baker, Kevin Bax, Jaroslaw Kierkuś, Sibylle Koletzko, Paolo Lionetti, Tore Persson, Stefan Eklund
OBJECTIVE: These studies evaluated the safety and efficacy of enteric-coated budesonide for the induction and maintenance of remission of mild-to-moderate Crohn's disease (CD) in children. METHODS: The consecutive, multicenter, open-label, non-comparative studies enrolled patients aged 6-17 years. In the induction study, patients with active CD of the ileum and/or ascending colon received budesonide 9 mg or 6 mg once daily for 8 weeks; in the maintenance study, patients in remission received budesonide 6 mg once daily for 12 weeks...
April 19, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418263/systematic-bias-in-predictions-of-new-drugs-budget-impact-analysis-of-a-sample-of-recent-us-drug-launches
#12
Michael S Broder, Jenelle M Zambrano, Jackie Lee, Richard S Marken
OBJECTIVE: Expectations about the budget impact of new drug launches may affect payer behavior and ultimately consumer costs. Therefore, we evaluated the accuracy of pre-launch US budget impact estimates for a sample of new drugs. METHODS: We searched for publicly available budget impact estimates made pre-launch for drugs approved in the US from 1(st) September 2010 to 1(st) September 2015 and compared them to actual sales. Accuracy was calculated as the ratio of pre-launch estimate to actual sales...
April 18, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418262/adherence-and-persistence-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-newly-initiating-canagliflozin-dapagliflozin-dpp-4s-or-glp-1s-in-the-united-states
#13
Jennifer Cai, Victoria Divino, Chakkarin Burudpakdee
OBJECTIVE: Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors were first approved in the US in 2013; therefore, real-world (RW) studies describing outcomes are limited. This retrospective study evaluated adherence and persistence among patients initiating canagliflozin (CANA), dapagliflozin (DAPA), GLP-1 agonists (GLP-1s) and DPP-4 inhibitors (DPP-4s) over a 12-month follow-up from a US managed care perspective. METHODS: Patients newly initiating CANA, DAPA, GLP-1s, or DPP-4s from 2/1/2014-6/30/2014 were identified from the QuintilesIMS PharMetrics Plus Database...
April 18, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318326/optimal-use-of-polyethylene-glycol-for-preparation-of-small-bowel-video-capsule-endoscopy-a-network-meta-analysis
#14
Shan Wu, Yun-Jie Gao, Zhi-Zheng Ge
OBJECTIVE: Standardized strategy of bowel preparation before video capsule endoscopy (VCE) remains controversial. This study aimed to assess the ideal dose of PEG, based on small bowel visualization quality (SBVQ), diagnostic yield (DY), and complete rate (CR) of VCE using a network meta-analysis (NMA) of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: This NMA included RCTs comparing any of the following bowel preparation interventions for VCE: fasting overnight ("Fast"), 1 liter PEG ("PEG 1L"), 2-liter PEG ("PEG 2L"), or 4-liter PEG ("PEG 4L")...
April 13, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398081/evaluating-adherence-to-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-post-approval-observational-studies-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#15
Tatjana S Potpara, Giuseppe Boriani, Gregory Y H Lip
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April 11, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393573/persistence-with-rapid-acting-insulin-and-its-association-with-a1c-level-and-severe-hypoglycemia-among-elderly-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#16
Usha Sambamoorthi, Rahul Garg, Arijita Deb, Tao Fan, Anders Boss
OBJECTIVE: To examine the persistence with rapid-acting insulin (RAI) and its association with clinical outcomes among elderly patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). METHODS: This observational, retrospective cohort study analyzed RAI persistence and its association with change in A1C and risk of severe hypoglycemia among elderly (≥65 years) Medicare beneficiaries with T2D who added RAI to their basal insulin regimen. RESULTS: Among T2D patients with >1 RAI prescriptions (n = 3,927), only 21% were persistent...
April 10, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376663/statement-of-retraction
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April 5, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376645/statement-of-retraction
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April 5, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375752/local-infiltration-for-postsurgical-analgesia-following-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-comparison-of-liposomal-bupivacaine-to-traditional-bupivacaine
#19
Carl V Asche, Jinma Ren, Minchul Kim, Kate Gordon, Marie McWhirter, Carmen S Kirkness, Brian T Maurer
OBJECTIVE: To assess postsurgical clinical and economic outcomes of patients who received local infiltration containing liposomal bupivacaine versus traditional bupivacaine for pain management following total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: This retrospective study included two groups of consecutive patients undergoing THA. The experimental group received local infiltration with a combination of liposomal bupivacaine, bupivacaine HCl 0.25% with epinephrine 1:200,000, and ketorolac for postsurgical analgesia...
April 4, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375046/delirium-assessed-by-memorial-delirium-assessment-scale-in-advanced-cancer-patients-admitted-to-an-acute-palliative-supportive-care-unit
#20
Sebastiano Mercadante, Claudio Adile, Patrizia Ferrera, Andrea Cortegiani, Alessandra Casuccio
BACKGROUND: Delirium is often unrecognized in cancer patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of delirium assessed by Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale (MDAS), and possible associated factors associated on admission to an acute palliative/supportive care unit (ASPCU). The secondary outcome was to assess changes in MDAS and symptom burden at time of discharge. METHODS: A consecutive sample of advanced cancer patients who were admitted to an ASPCU was prospectively assessed for a period of 10 months...
April 4, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
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