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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326894/cost-comparison-of-laparoscopic-colectomy-versus-open-colectomy-in-colon-cancer
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Kathryn Fitch, Andrew Bochner, Deborah S Keller
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic colectomy has been shown to be safe, oncologically comparable, and clinically beneficial over open colectomy for colon cancer, but utilization remains low. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cost of laparoscopic colectomy vs. open colectomy for colon cancer. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective claims data analysis using the 2012 and 2013 Truven Health Analytics MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounter Database. The denominator population consisted of individuals who had commercial insurance coverage in all months of 2012 and >1 month in 2013 and pharmacy coverage throughout eligibility...
March 22, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326850/multimodal-analgesia-in-moderate-to-severe-pain-a-role-for-a-new-fixed-combination-of-dexketoprofen-and-tramadol
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Giustino Varrassi, Magdi Hanna, Giorgos Macheras, Antonio Montero, Antonio Montes Perez, Winfried Meissner, Serge Perrot, Carmelo Scarpignato
Untreated and undertreated pain represent one of the most pervasive health problems, which is worsening as the population ages and accrues risk for pain. Multiple treatment options are available, most of which have one mechanism of action, and cannot be prescribed at unlimited doses due to the ceiling of efficacy and/or safety concerns. Another limitation of single-agent analgesia is that, in general, pain is due to multiple causes. Combining drugs from different classes, with different and complementary mechanism(s) of action, provides a better opportunity for effective analgesia at reduced doses of individual agents...
March 22, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326849/long-term-efficacy-and-safety-of-prophylaxis-with-rfviii-in-chinese-pediatric-patients-with-hemophilia-a-a-multi-center-retrospective-non-interventional-phase-iv-recare-study
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Changgang Li, Xinsheng Zhang, Yongqiang Zhao, Runhui Wu, Qun Hu, Vicky Xu, Jing Sun, Renchi Yang, Xiaojing Li, Rongfu Zhou, Shinmei Lian, Jian Gu, Junde Wu, Qingsong Hou
BACKGROUND: The first recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII) product was launched in China in 2007. However, till date, no study has been conducted to describe the efficacy and safety of prophylaxis with rFVIII in Chinese pediatric patients with hemophilia A (HA). OBJECTIVE: To summarize the efficacy and safety data of prophylaxis with rFVIII in Chinese pediatric patients with HA. METHODS: ReCARE (Retrospective study in Chinese pediatric hemophilia A patients with rFVIII contained regular prophylaxis) was a retrospective study conducted in 12 hemophilia treatment centers (HTC's) across China...
March 22, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323512/evaluating-the-costs-of-glycemic-response-with-canagliflozin-versus-dapagliflozin-and-empagliflozin-as-add-on-to-metformin-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-united-arab-emirates
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Agata Schubert, Anders T Buchholt, Antoine C El Khoury, Ahmed Kamal, Vanessa Taieb
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the cost of achieving glycemic control with 3 sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, and empagliflozin, in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) from the payer perspective in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). METHODS: A systematic literature review identified randomized controlled trials of antihyperglycemic agents as add-on to metformin in patients with T2DM of 26 ± 4 weeks in duration, published by 10 September 2014...
March 21, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320214/progression-of-liver-disease-in-children-and-adults-with-lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficiency
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Barbara K Burton, Nancy Silliman, Sachin Marulkar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Manifestations of the autosomal recessive disorder lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D) include hepatomegaly, elevated serum liver enzymes, and progressive liver disease. We report an analysis of time to progression from first clinical manifestation to first documentation of hepatic fibrosis, cirrhosis, or liver transplantation from an observational study of pediatric and adult patients with LAL-D (clinical trial registration: NCT01528917). METHODS: Data were analyzed from 31 patients with available biopsy data and 1 patient without biopsy data who had undergone liver transplantation...
March 21, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112545/outcomes-of-angioembolization-and-nephrectomy-for-renal-angiomyolipoma-associated-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-a-real-world-us-national-study
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Peter Sun, Jamae Liu, Hearns Charles, John Hulbert, John Bissler
OBJECTIVE: To examine outcomes of clinical procedures for renal angiomyolipoma associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) based on US national health claims databases. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study selected two cohorts of TSC patients, who underwent either embolization or nephrectomy (either partial or complete) for renal angiomyolipoma in the years from 2000 through 2011. Based on claims diagnosis codes, we estimated the prevalence rates of 10 angiomyolipoma-related conditions and 50 embolization- or nephrectomy-related conditions in the pre- and post-baseline periods respectively, and made cross-year and cross-period comparison of these rates with repeated measures analysis methods...
March 21, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318337/the-association-of-timing-of-disease-modifying-drug-initiation-and-relapse-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-using-electronic-health-records
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Frank A Corvino, David Oliveri, Amy L Phillips
OBJECTIVE: A large, US de-identified electronic health record (EHR) database (Optum-Humedica de-identified Electronic Health Record dataset) was used to evaluate whether earlier disease-modifying drug (DMD) treatment initiation was associated with improved outcomes in MS. METHODS: Newly diagnosed patients from 1/1/2008-8/30/2014 (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification code: 340.xx; first MS diagnosis = index date) with healthcare activity 1 year pre- and 2-years post-index, and who initiated DMD treatment during the 2-year follow-up period, were included...
March 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
#8
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: We used 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...
March 20, 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
#9
Shan Wu, Yun-Jie Gao, Zhi-Zheng Ge
OBJECTIVE: Standardized strategy of bowel preparation before video capsule endoscopy (VCE) remains controversial. We 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')...
March 20, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318323/sublingual-transdermal-and-intravenous-patient-controlled-analgesia-for-acute-post-operative-pain-systematic-literature-review-and-mixed-treatment-comparison
#10
Pablo Katz, Shweta Takyar, Pamela Palmer, Hiltrud Liedgens
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic literature review (SLR) and quantitative analysis to assess the comparative efficacy and safety of the sufentanil sublingual tablet system (SSTS) against other available patient controlled analgesia (PCA) options for post-operative analgesia. METHODS: An SLR was conducted for studies published between 2004 and 2016. Due to study heterogeneity, subgroup analyses were conducted controlling for differences in imputation methods for missing values, baseline pain severity, and type of surgery...
March 20, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318320/regular-use-of-acetaminophen-or-acetaminophen-codeine-combinations-and-prescription-of-rescue-therapy-with-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-a-population-based-study-in-primary-care
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Alfredo Vannacci, Niccolò Lombardi, Monica Simonetti, Diego Fornasari, Andrea Fanelli, Iacopo Cricelli, Claudio Cricelli, Pierangelo Lora Aprile, Francesco Lapi
Objective There are contrasting positions concerning the benefit-risk ratio of acetaminophen use for osteoarthritis (OA)-related pain. To clarify the effectiveness of acetaminophen or acetaminophen-codeine combinations according to their regimen of use, we evaluated whether being a regular user (adherent) of these medications decreased the occurrence of rescue therapy with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Methods Using the Health Search IMS Health Longitudinal Patient Database, we formed a cohort of patients aged ≥18 years and newly treated with acetaminophen or acetaminophen-codeine combinations for OA between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2013...
March 20, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318318/non-guideline-recommended-prescribing-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-in-the-general-population
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Emma Mares-García, Antonio Palazón-Bru, Álvaro Martínez-Martín, David Manuel Folgado-de la Rosa, Avelino Pereira-Expósito, Vicente Francisco Gil-Guillén
OBJECTIVES: To determine the magnitude of non-guideline-recommended prescribing (NGRP) of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in the general population, its associated factors and expense. METHODS: We undertook a cross-sectional observational study in three community pharmacies in a Spanish region in 2013 involving a total of 302 patients with a prescription for PPIs. The main variable was the NGRP of PPIs. Secondary variables were: gender, age, antidepressants, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, prescription cost per month and total number of chronic diseases...
March 20, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303721/effectiveness-and-safety-of-vildagliptin-and-vildagliptin-add-on-to-metformin-in-real-world-settings-in-egypt-results-from-the-guard-study
#13
Salah Shelbaya, Sameh Rakha
OBJECTIVE: The GUARD study evaluated the effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of vildagliptin treatment with or without metformin in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in real-life settings. Here we present the results of the GUARD study for the patient subset from Egypt. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a 24 ± 6 weeks, prospective, non-interventional study that enrolled adult patients with T2DM receiving vildagliptin or vildagliptin + metformin combination therapy as per local prescribing information...
March 17, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301957/can-osteoporosis-increase-the-incidence-of-heart-failure-in-adults
#14
Chiung-Zuan Chiu, Jiann-Horng Yeh, Kou-Gi Shyu, Sheng-Mou Hou, Cheng-Li Lin, Ji-An Liang
BACKGROUNDS: Recent studies have suggested shared comorbidities between heart failure and osteoporosis. In addition, patients with osteoporosis are associated with increased risks of developing cardiovascular disease. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis was conducted to determine the association between osteoporosis and heart failure. Data were from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000 (LHID2000), Taiwan. Patients with newly diagnosed osteoporosis were identified, and osteoporosis-free controls were randomly selected from the general population and frequency-matched according to age, sex, and index year by using the LHID2000...
March 17, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300435/long-term-outcomes-of-lercanidipine-versus-other-calcium-channel-blockers-in-newly-diagnosed-hypertension-a-nationwide-cohort-study
#15
Kai-Hung Cheng, Kai-Chun Cheng, Kai-Yuan Cheng, Yi-Hsin Yang, Chung-Wei Lee, Wen-Ter Lai
OBJECTIVE: Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) have been proved to have beneficial effects on cardiovascular (CV) outcomes, especially in stroke. Lercanidipine, a highly lipophilic CCB, lacks data regarding long-term outcomes including: CV, stroke, renal and all-cause mortality which are aimed to be clarified in this retrospective cohort study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 144630 newly diagnosed hypertension (HTN) (age: 18 - 65 y/o) patients in 2005 from the Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database were enrolled in this observational study...
March 16, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294636/indirect-treatment-comparison-of-two-non-invasive-patient-controlled-analgesia-treatments-for-acute-post-operative-pain-management
#16
Pablo Katz, Shweta Takyar, Pamela Palmer, Hiltrud Liedgens
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the relative clinical efficacy, safety, and tolerability associated with two non-invasive patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) treatments, sufentanil sublingual tablet system (SSTS) and fentanyl iontophoretic patient-controlled transdermal system (PCTS). These two treatments have recently been approved in the EU for the management of acute moderate-to-severe post-operative pain in adult patients. METHODS: As no head-to-head trials comparing SSTS and PCTS currently exist, indirect treatment comparison (ITC) analyses were conducted to evaluate SSTS or PCTS versus intravenous (IV) morphine PCA...
March 15, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294635/maintenance-of-weight-loss-or-stability-in-subjects-with-obesity-a-retrospective-longitudinal-analysis-of-a-real-world-population
#17
Maral DerSarkissian, Rachel H Bhak, Joanna Huang, Sarah Buchs, Francis Vekeman, B Gabriel Smolarz, Jason Brett, Rahul Ganguly, Mei Sheng Duh
OBJECTIVES: Characterize patterns of weight change among subjects with obesity. METHODS: A retrospective observational longitudinal study of subjects with obesity was conducted using the General Electric Centricity electronic medical record database. Subjects who were ≥18 years old with BMI ≥30 kg/m(2) (first defining index BMI), had no medical conditions associated with unintentional weight loss, and had ≥4 BMI measurements/year for ≥2.5 years were included and categorized into groups (stable weight: within <5% of index BMI; modest weight loss: ≥5 to <10% of index BMI lost; moderate weight loss: ≥10 to <15% of index BMI lost; and high weight loss: ≥15% of index BMI lost) based on weight change during six months following index...
March 15, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277876/the-use-of-adjunctive-antipsychotics-to-treat-depression-in-uk-primary-care
#18
F X Lamy, D Saragoussi, M E Johnson, A Guiraud-Diawara, K T Jørgensen, J Y Loze, A Maguire
OBJECTIVE: Adjunctive antipsychotic therapy can be prescribed to patients with depression who have inadequate response to antidepressants. This study aimed to describe the use of adjunctive antipsychotics over a time period that includes the authorization in 2010 of prolonged-release quetiapine as the first adjunct antipsychotic to be used in major depressive disorder in the UK. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Adults with an episode of depression between January 1, 2005 and July 31, 2013 were identified from antidepressant prescriptions and depression diagnoses in the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink...
March 15, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277874/efficacy-and-safety-of-hl301-in-the-treatment-of-acute-bronchitis-and-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-bronchitis-a-phase-2-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-multicenter-study
#19
Myung Jae Park, Chin Kook Rhee, Yee Hyung Kim, Do Jin Kim, Dong Gyu Kim, Sang Yeub Lee, Jae Yeol Kim
PURPOSE: The efficacy and safety of Chinese herbs for symptomatic treatment of bronchitis is not well established. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of a combination product of seven herbs (HL301) for the treatment of acute bronchitis (AB) and acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (AECB) using a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial design. METHODS: A total of 160 patients with AB or with AECB were randomized to receive placebo or one of three doses of HL301 (0...
March 12, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277871/meta-analysis-of-pemetrexed-plus-carboplatin-doublet-safety-profile-in-first-line-non-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-studies
#20
Isamu Okamoto, Wolfgang H W Schuette, Thomas E Stinchcombe, José Rodrigues-Pereira, Belén San Antonio, Jian Chen, Jingyi Liu, William J John, Ralph G Zinner
OBJECTIVES: This meta-analysis compared safety profiles (selected drug-related treatment-emergent adverse events [TEAEs]) of first-line pemetrexed plus carboplatin (PCb) area under the concentration-time curve 5 mg/min•mL (PCb5) or 6 mg/min•mL (PCb6), two widely used regimens in clinical practice for advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS: All patients received pemetrexed 500 mg/m(2) every 21 days with either of two carboplatin doses for up to 4-6 cycles...
March 12, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
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