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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143928/systematic-literature-review-of-the-impact-of-endocrine-monotherapy-and-in-combination-with-targeted-therapy-on-quality-of-life-of-postmenopausal-women-with-hr-her2-advanced-breast-cancer
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Zhou Zhou, Derek H Tang, Jipan Xie, Rajeev Ayyagari, Eric Wu, Polly A Niravath
INTRODUCTION: A major treatment goal for advanced breast cancer (ABC) is to maintain or ideally improve patient quality of life (QoL). Given the changing disease landscape, this systematic literature review (SLR) aims to assess the impact of endocrine therapies (ET), including ET monotherapy (ET mono) and ET combined with targeted therapy (ET + TT), on QoL of women with HR+/HER2- ABC. METHODS: A SLR was conducted to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) meeting the following criteria: (1) included ET mono or ET + TT, (2) reported QoL outcomes, (3) focused on women with HR+/HER2- ABC, and (4) published after 2007 (when standardized HER2 testing became available)...
November 16, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143927/update-on-the-treatment-of-uveitis-in-patients-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-review
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REVIEW
Ioannis Asproudis, Andreas Katsanos, Nikolaos Kozeis, Alexandra Tantou, Anastasios G Konstas
Chronic uveitis is a common extra-articular manifestation of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The classic clinical picture is one of chronic anterior uveitis, which usually remains asymptomatic until ocular complications arise. The risk of uveitis is increased in girls with an early onset of oligoarthritis and positive antinuclear antibodies. Even though the inflammation in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis is initially limited in the anterior part of the eye, chronic active inflammation may eventually cause significant damage to the posterior pole...
November 16, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143926/prolonging-time-to-flare-in-pediatric-atopic-dermatitis-a-randomized-investigator-blinded-controlled-multicenter-clinical-study-of-a-ceramide-containing-moisturizer
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Lin Ma, Ping Li, Jianping Tang, Yifeng Guo, Chunping Shen, Jing Chang, Nabil Kerrouche
INTRODUCTION: Delaying or preventing flares is important in atopic dermatitis (AD) management. The objective of the study was to evaluate whether using a ceramide-containing moisturizer in addition to a body wash during latent AD can delay flares. METHODS: This was a randomized, investigator-blinded, parallel-group, controlled study among Chinese children with a history of mild to moderate AD, within 1 week of successful treatment with a topical corticosteroid...
November 16, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134428/the-influence-of-hepatic-and-renal-impairment-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-a-treatment-for-herpes-zoster-amenamevir-asp2151-phase-1-open-label-single-dose-parallel-group-studies
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Tomohiro Kusawake, Donna Kowalski, Akitsugu Takada, Kota Kato, Masataka Katashima, James J Keirns, Michaelene Lewand, Kenneth C Lasseter, Thomas C Marbury, Richard A Preston
INTRODUCTION: Amenamevir (ASP2151) is a nonnucleoside human herpesvirus helicase-primase inhibitor that was approved in Japan for the treatment of herpes zoster (shingles) in 2017. This article reports the results of two clinical trials that investigated the effects of renal and hepatic impairment on the pharmacokinetics of amenamevir. METHODS: These studies were phase 1, open-label, single-dose (oral 400 mg), parallel-group studies evaluating the pharmacokinetics, safety, and tolerability of amenamevir in healthy participants and participants with moderate hepatic impairment and mild, moderate, and severe renal impairment...
November 13, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134427/overall-survival-of-patients-with-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-treated-with-nimotuzumab-in-the-real-world
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Yaimarelis Saumell, Lizet Sanchez, Sandra González, Ramón Ortiz, Edadny Medina, Yaima Galán, Agustin Lage
INTRODUCTION: Despite improvements in surgical techniques and treatments introduced into clinical practice, the overall survival of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma remains low. Several epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors are being evaluated in the context of clinical trials, but there is little evidence of effectiveness in real-world conditions. This study aimed at assessing the effectiveness of nimotuzumab combined with onco-specific treatment in Cuban real-life patients with locally advanced or metastatic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma...
November 13, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134426/pharmacokinetics-and-safety-of-amenamevir-in-healthy-subjects-analysis-of-four-randomized-phase-1-studies
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Tomohiro Kusawake, James J Keirns, Donna Kowalski, Martin den Adel, Dorien Groenendaal-van de Meent, Akitsugu Takada, Yoshiaki Ohtsu, Masataka Katashima
INTRODUCTION: Amenamevir (ASP2151) is a nonnucleoside antiherpesvirus compound available for the treatment of varicella-zoster virus infections. In this article we summarize the findings of four phase 1 studies in healthy participants. METHODS: Four randomized phase 1 studies investigated the safety and pharmacokinetics of single and multiple doses of amenamevir, including the assessment of age group effect (nonelderly vs elderly), food effect, and the relative bioavailability of two formulations...
November 13, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119403/evaluation-of-the-efficiency-of-single-inhaler-combination-therapy-with-budesonide-formoterol-fumarate-in-patients-with-bronchial-asthma-in-daily-clinical-practice
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Michał Pirożyński, Piotr Hantulik, Agnieszka Almgren-Rachtan, Jerzy Chudek
INTRODUCTION: The effectiveness of single-inhaler budesonide/formoterol fumarate combination therapy for asthma has been previously shown for the original product. The aim of this nonrandomized, open-label, postauthorization efficacy study (PAES) real-life clinical assessment was to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of a second product (Bufomix Easyhaler(®)) in the daily clinical practice of asthma therapy. METHODS: This multicenter PAES was conducted by 220 unselected allergologists and pulmonologists who enrolled 2200 adult outpatients (age 49...
November 8, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116624/the-concomitant-use-of-diuretics-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-and-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-or-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-triple-whammy-extreme-heat-and-in-hospital-acute-kidney-injury-in-older-medical-patients
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Arduino A Mangoni, Feruza Kholmurodova, Lidia Mayner, Paul Hakendorf, Richard J Woodman
INTRODUCTION: We investigated whether the concomitant use of diuretics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers (triple whammy, TW) predicts in-hospital acute kidney injury (AKI) and whether admission during recorded periods of extreme heat influences this association. METHODS: We retrospectively collected data on patient characteristics and use of TW/non-TW drugs on admission, AKI (increase in serum creatinine ≥ 27 µmol/l either within the first 48 h of admission or throughout hospitalization, primary outcome), length of stay (LOS), and mortality (secondary outcomes) in medical patients ≥65 years admitted (1) during five consecutive heat waves (HWs) between 2007 and 2009 (n = 382) or (2) either before or after each HW, matched for HW period, age, and admission day of the week (non-HW, controls, n = 1339)...
November 7, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110286/the-better-understanding-and-recognition-of-the-disconnects-experiences-and-needs-of-patients-with-chronic-idiopathic-constipation-burden-cic-study-results-of-an-online-questionnaire
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Lucinda A Harris, John Horn, Michele Kissous-Hunt, Leslie Magnus, Eamonn M M Quigley
INTRODUCTION: There is limited literature comparing the experiences and attitudes of patients with chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) to those of healthcare professionals (HCPs) treating CIC patients. The BURDEN-CIC study was conducted to better understand the experiences and ongoing needs of CIC patients and to assess their alignment versus disconnection with the perceptions and needs of HCPs who treat CIC patients. METHODS: The BURDEN-CIC study was an author-developed, online questionnaire that used KnowledgePanel(®) to survey individuals with CIC (n = 1223)...
November 6, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101715/paliperidone-palmitate-improves-and-maintains-functioning-in-asia-pacific-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Hongyan Zhang, Ibrahim Turkoz, Jianmin Zhuo, Maju Mathews, Wilson Tan, Yu Feng
INTRODUCTION: Post hoc analyses (two single-arm studies) were conducted to determine the impact of once-monthly injection of paliperidone palmitate on functioning in adult patients with schizophrenia in the Asia-Pacific region. METHODS: Study 1 enrolled hospitalized patients with acute exacerbation of schizophrenia, and study 2 enrolled patients with recently diagnosed schizophrenia unsatisfactorily treated with oral antipsychotics. Patients received paliperidone palmitate, 150 mg eq...
November 3, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101714/changes-in-healthcare-spending-after-diagnosis-of-comorbidities-among-endometriosis-patients-a-difference-in-differences-analysis
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Andrew J Epstein, Ahmed M Soliman, Matthew Davis, Scott J Johnson, Michael C Snabes, Eric S Surrey
INTRODUCTION: We sought to characterize changes in healthcare spending associated with the onset of 22 endometriosis-related comorbidities. METHODS: Women aged 18-49 years with endometriosis (N = 180,278) were extracted from 2006-2015 de-identified Clinformatics(®) DataMart claims data. For 22 comorbidities, comorbidity patients were identified on the basis of having a first comorbidity diagnosis after their initial endometriosis diagnosis. Controls were identified on the basis of having no comorbidity diagnosis and were matched 1:1 to comorbidity patients on demographics and baseline spending...
November 3, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101713/muscle-relaxants-as-a-risk-factor-for-vis-%C3%A3-tergo-during-penetrating-keratoplasty-a-prospective-interventional-study
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Miltiadis Fiorentzis, Emanuela Morinello, Anja Viestenz, Hanna Zuche, Berthold Seitz, Arne Viestenz
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to investigate the influence of three muscle relaxants on intraocular pressure (IOP), ocular pulse amplitude (OPA), and vis-à-tergo (VAT) in patients undergoing penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) under general anesthesia. METHODS: Ninety-five patients undergoing PKP were included in this prospective single-center interventional study. IOP and OPA were measured with a dynamic contour tonometer before and 5 min after onset of general anesthesia...
November 3, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094315/comparative-efficacy-of-once-daily-umeclidinium-vilanterol-and-tiotropium-olodaterol-therapy-in-symptomatic-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-randomized-study
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Gregory J Feldman, Ana R Sousa, David A Lipson, Lee Tombs, Neil Barnes, John H Riley, Sadhana Patel, Ian Naya, Chris Compton, Bernardino Alcázar Navarrete
INTRODUCTION: We report the results of the first direct comparison of the once-daily fixed-dose long-acting muscarinic antagonist/long-acting β2-agonist (LAMA/LABA) combinations umeclidinium/vilanterol (UMEC/VI) and tiotropium/olodaterol (TIO/OLO) in patients with COPD. METHODS: This was a randomized, two-period crossover open-label study in symptomatic patients with COPD [age 40 years or older, postbronchodilator forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) of 70% or less and 50% or more of predicted normal values, and modified Medical Research Council Dyspnoea Scale score of 2 or greater] not receiving inhaled corticosteroid therapy...
November 1, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079987/exploring-the-diabetic-gastroparesis-patient-experience-patient-exit-interviews
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Claire M Ervin, David S Reasner, Jennifer T Hanlon, Sheri E Fehnel
INTRODUCTION: To improve understanding of the diabetic gastroparesis (DGP) patient experience and inform the patient-reported outcome measurement strategy for future trials in DGP, qualitative interviews were conducted with participants in a phase 2 clinical trial of a novel DGP treatment. METHODS: Trial participants were invited to participate in interviews at both the pretreatment visit (PTV) and the end-of-treatment visit (EOTV). The interviews were conducted by experienced qualitative researchers and followed a semistructured interview guide...
October 27, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076108/clinical-and-economic-outcomes-in-elderly-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients-starting-pazopanib-or-sunitinib-treatment-a-retrospective-medicare-claims-analysis
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Nicholas J Vogelzang, Sumanta K Pal, Sameer R Ghate, Elyse Swallow, Nanxin Li, Miranda Peeples, Miriam L Zichlin, Mark K Meiselbach, Jose Ricardo Perez, Neeraj Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: Studies indicate similar survival and toxicity between pazopanib and sunitinib, but few have examined real-world outcomes among elderly patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The purpose of this retrospective claims analysis was to assess real-world overall survival (OS), healthcare resource utilization (HRU), and healthcare costs (both all-cause and associated with RCC diagnosis) among elderly advanced RCC patients starting pazopanib or sunitinib treatment. METHODS: Advanced RCC patients aged 65 years or older who started first-line treatment with pazopanib or sunitinib (index drug; the initiation date was the index date) were identified from the 100% Medicare database plus Part D linkage (January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2014)...
October 26, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076107/pharmacokinetic-evaluation-of-the-interactions-of-amenamevir-asp2151-with-ketoconazole-rifampicin-midazolam-and-warfarin-in-healthy-adults
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Tomohiro Kusawake, Martin den Adel, Dorien Groenendaal-van de Meent, Alberto Garcia-Hernandez, Akitsugu Takada, Kota Kato, Yoshiaki Ohtsu, Masataka Katashima
INTRODUCTION: Amenamevir is a nonnucleoside antiherpes virus compound available for treating herpes zoster infections. Four studies aimed to determine any potential interactions between amenamevir and ketoconazole, rifampicin, midazolam, or warfarin in healthy male participants. METHODS: Two studies were open-label studies that evaluated the effects of multiple doses of ketoconazole (400 mg) and rifampicin (600 mg) on the pharmacokinetics of a single oral dose of amenamevir...
October 26, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067557/prevalence-of-co-existing-autoimmune-disease-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Teresa A Simon, Hugh Kawabata, Nitesh Ray, Anagha Baheti, Samy Suissa, John M Esdaile
INTRODUCTION: Many autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), share common mechanisms; however, population-based studies of the magnitude of multiple autoimmune diseases in patients with RA have not been performed. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study using a US administrative healthcare thcare claims database to screen for prevalence of multiple autoimmune diseases in patients with RA and osteoarthritis (OA). Each patient diagnosed with RA between January 1, 2006 and September 30, 2014 was age- and sex-matched with five patients with OA...
October 24, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039055/treatment-patterns-complications-and-health-care-utilization-among-endometriosis-patients-undergoing-a-laparoscopy-or-a-hysterectomy-a-retrospective-claims-analysis
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Eric S Surrey, Ahmed M Soliman, Hongbo Yang, Ella Xiaoyan Du, Bowdoin Su
INTRODUCTION: Hysterectomy and laparoscopy are common surgical procedures used for the treatment of endometriosis. This study compares outcomes for women who received either procedure within the first year post initial surgery. METHODS: The study used data from the Truven Health MarketScan claims databases from 2004 to 2013 to identify women aged 18-49 years who received an endometriosis-related laparoscopy or hysterectomy. Patients were excluded if they did not have continuous insurance coverage from 1 year before through 1 year after their endometriosis-related procedure, if they were diagnosed with uterine fibroids prior to or on the date of surgery (i...
October 16, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039054/treatment-persistence-and-healthcare-costs-among-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-changing-biologics-in-the-usa
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Benjamin Chastek, Chieh-I Chen, Clare Proudfoot, Shraddha Shinde, Andreas Kuznik, Wenhui Wei
INTRODUCTION: After a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) fails tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) treatment, clinical guidelines support either cycling to another TNFi or switching to a different mechanism of action (MOA), but payers often require TNFi cycling before they reimburse switching MOA. This study examined treatment persistence, cost, and cost per persistent patient among MOA switchers versus TNFi cyclers. METHODS: This study of Commercial and Medicare Advantage claims data from the Optum Research Database included patients with RA and at least one claim for a TNFi (adalimumab, certolizumab pegol, etanercept, golimumab, or infliximab) between January 2012 and September 2015 who changed to another TNFi or a different MOA therapy (abatacept, tocilizumab, or tofacitinib) within 1 year...
October 16, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022217/sepsis-a-review-of-advances-in-management
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REVIEW
Jordi Rello, Francisco Valenzuela-Sánchez, Maria Ruiz-Rodriguez, Silvia Moyano
Infections represent a common health problem in people of all ages. Usually, the response given to them is appropriate and so little treatment is needed. Sometimes, however, the response to the infection is inadequate and may lead to organ dysfunction; this is the condition known as sepsis. Sepsis can be caused by bacteria, fungi or viruses and at present there is no specific treatment; its management basically focuses on containing the infection through source control and antibiotics plus organ function support...
October 11, 2017: Advances in Therapy
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