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COMMENT
Saeed Azizi, Faisal Siddiqui, Ithsham Iqbal
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2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496331/clinical-and-genetic-characteristics-in-a-group-of-45-patients-with-turner-syndrome-monocentric-study
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Simona Bucerzan, Diana Miclea, Radu Popp, Camelia Alkhzouz, Cecilia Lazea, Ioan Victor Pop, Paula Grigorescu-Sido
INTRODUCTION: Recent years have seen a shift in perspective on Turner syndrome, as it is no longer considered a significant disability due to therapeutic advances. The delay of diagnosis and the underdiagnosis are common in Turner syndrome, especially because of the great phenotypic variability and lack of firm diagnostic criteria. AIM: Our first aim was to assess the clinical and the cytogenetic characteristics and growth rate in growth hormone (GH)-treated patients as compared to those with spontaneous growth...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496330/differential-cardiovascular-profiles-of-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibitors-critical-evaluation-of-empagliflozin
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REVIEW
Vani P Sanon, Shalin Patel, Saurabh Sanon, Ruben Rodriguez, Son V Pham, Robert Chilton
One of the most feared repercussions of type 2 diabetes mellitus is the risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes. The current antidiabetic agents on the market have had difficulty in showing cardiovascular outcome improvement. The EMPA-REG OUTCOME trial studied the sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor empagliflozin in type 2 diabetic patients at high risk of cardiovascular events. The trial results revealed a decrease in the composite primary end points of death from cardiovascular causes, nonfatal myocardial infarction, and nonfatal stroke in those taking empagliflozin vs placebo...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496329/minimally-invasive-endoscopic-resection-for-the-treatment-of-sinonasal-malignancy-the-outcomes-and-risk-factors-for-recurrence
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Ning He, Xiaohong Chen, Luo Zhang, Xuejun Chen, Zhigang Huang, Qi Zhong, Hongzhi Ma, Ling Feng, Lizhen Hou, Jugao Fang
PURPOSE: The role of minimally invasive endoscopic resection (MIER) in the treatment of sinonasal malignancy is controversial. Herein, we performed a retrospective review of a large case series of sinonasal malignancy patients treated with MIER aimed at evaluating the outcomes and identifying the risk factors for recurrence. METHODS: Patients with sinonasal malignancy who underwent MIER from March 2000 to May 2015 were enrolled, and their clinical data were collected...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496328/association-between-use-of-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs-and-diabetes-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-rheumatoid-arthritis-or-psoriasis-psoriatic-arthritis-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study-of-84-989-patients
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Hsin-Hua Chen, Der-Yuan Chen, Chi-Chen Lin, Yi-Ming Chen, Kuo-Lung Lai, Ching-Heng Lin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to investigate the association between the use of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and diabetes mellitus (DM) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis (PS/PSA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used a nationwide, population-based administrative database to enroll 84,989 cases with AS, RA, or PS/PSA who initiated treatment with anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) drugs or nonbiologic DMARDs...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490884/narrowband-ultraviolet-b-light-treatment-changes-plasma-concentrations-of-mmp-3-mmp-9-and-timp-3-in-psoriatic-patients
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Edyta Katarzyna Głażewska, Marek Niczyporuk, Sławomir Ławicki, Maciej Szmitkowski, Magdalena Donejko, Monika Zajkowska, Grażyna Ewa Będkowska, Andrzej Przylipiak
BACKGROUND: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs) are thought to be associated with the pathogenesis and spread of psoriatic disease. This study was designed to investigate the plasma levels of MMP-3, MMP-9 and TIMP-3 in plaque psoriasis patients prior to and following a course of ultraviolet B narrowband treatment with respect to disease advancement. METHODS: Plasma samples of 49 patients suffering from plaque psoriasis and 40 healthy volunteers were evaluated...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490883/retrospective-analysis-of-non-laboratory-based-adverse-drug-reactions-induced-by-intravenous-radiocontrast-agents-in-a-joint-commission-international-accredited-academic-medical-center-hospital-in-china
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Qin-Lan Chen, Xiao-Ying Zhao, Xiao-Mi Wang, Na Lv, Ling-Ling Zhu, Hui-Min Xu, Quan Zhou
The authors retrospectively analyzed the pattern and characteristics of non-laboratory-based adverse drug reactions (ADRs) induced by intravenous radiocontrast agents in a large-scale hospital in China during 2014-2015. There were 314 ADR cases among 118,208 patients receiving enhanced CT or MRI examinations. The frequency of moderate/severe ADRs defined by Chinese Society of Radiology (ie, severe vomiting, systematic urticaria, facial swelling, dyspnea, vasovagal reaction, laryngeal edema, seizure, trembling, convulsions, unconsciousness, shock, death, and other unexpected adverse reactions) was rare (0...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479856/positive-correlation-between-environmental-pm2-5-and-blood-lead-levels-in-patients-undergoing-maintenance-hemodialysis
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Chao-Yu Chen, Ming-Hui Liu, Ching-Wei Hsu, Cheng-Hao Weng, Tzung-Hai Yen, Wen-Hung Huang
Patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) have significantly higher mean blood lead levels (BLLs) than those in healthy individuals. Because elementary lead can be found in particulate matter with a diameter of <2.5 μm (PM2.5), this cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the effect of environmental PM2.5 exposure and other clinical variables on BLLs in patients receiving HD. We recruited 921 patients on maintenance HD (MHD) who had undergone HD for at least 6 months and who had previously participated in a BLL study...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458557/how-admissions-to-various-medical-specialty-divisions-determines-the-outcome-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-results-from-a-retrospective-study-in-a-large-hospital-of-northwest-china
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Qianqian Zhu, Na Li, Fang Li, Zhihua Zhou, Jiao Sang, Xiaoyan Zeng, Qunying Han, Yi Lv, Wenxuan Zhao, Zhengwen Liu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) involves multidisciplinary clinical divisions and patients may be admitted to clinical divisions of different disciplinary nature. Few studies have assessed the potential effect of hospital admissions into different divisions on patient treatment options and survival. This study aimed to analyze this potential effect. METHODS: We analyzed data of HCC patients between 2002 and 2011 in a large hospital of northwest China and compared the treatment options and patient outcomes following initial admission into two major clinical disciplinary divisions: internal medicine and surgical...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458556/evaluation-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcers-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Si Liu, Chao-Zhu He, Yan-Ting Cai, Qiu-Ping Xing, Ying-Zhen Guo, Zhi-Long Chen, Ji-Liang Su, Li-Ping Yang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to perform an updated systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the clinical efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Ovid, and Chinese Biological Medicine databases up to June 30, 2016. We also manually searched the articles from reference lists of the retrieved articles, which used the NPWT system in studies of vacuum-assisted closure therapy...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458555/the-effect-of-sodium-hyaluronate-chondroitin-sulfate-combined-solution-on-cartilage-formation-in-osteochondral-defects-of-the-rabbit-knee-an-experimental-study
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Haci Bayram Tosun, Murat Gürger, Seyit Ali Gümüştaş, Abuzer Uludag, Özlem Üçer, Sancar Serbest, Suat Çelik
OBJECTIVE: In focal cartilage lesions, multipotent mesenchymal stem cells in bone marrow are aimed to be moved into the defect area using subchondral drilling or microfracture method. However, repaired tissue insufficiently fills the defect area or cannot meet natural hyaline tissue functions, due to fibrous structure. We investigated the effect of a combined solution of sodium hyaluronate + chondroitin sulfate (HA+CS) administered intra-articularly after subchondral drilling on newly formed cartilage in rabbits with focal osteochondral defects...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458554/patient-characteristics-associated-with-false-arrhythmia-alarms-in-intensive-care
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Patricia R Harris, Jessica K Zègre-Hemsey, Daniel Schindler, Yong Bai, Michele M Pelter, Xiao Hu
INTRODUCTION: A high rate of false arrhythmia alarms in the intensive care unit (ICU) leads to alarm fatigue, the condition of desensitization and potentially inappropriate silencing of alarms due to frequent invalid and nonactionable alarms, often referred to as false alarms. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify patient characteristics, such as gender, age, body mass index, and diagnosis associated with frequent false arrhythmia alarms in the ICU. METHODS: This descriptive, observational study prospectively enrolled patients who were consecutively admitted to one of five adult ICUs (77 beds) at an urban medical center over a period of 31 days in 2013...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450786/hypertriglyceridemia-an-important-and-independent-risk-factor-for-acute-pancreatitis-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Oana Albai, Deiana Roman, Mirela Frandes
PURPOSE: Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a frequent inflammatory disease of the pancreas with multiple causes, among which high triglyceride (TG) level is the most common. The main purpose of this study has been to research the prevalence of AP in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and to underline the importance of hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) as a risk factor in triggering AP. The possible link between AP and glycemic control has been studied also, alongside some cardiovascular risk factors and long-term diabetes complications...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442915/efficacy-and-safety-outcomes-of-sofosbuvir-based-treatment-regimens-for-hepatitis-c-virus-infected-patients-with-or-without-cirrhosis-from-phase-iii-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Young-Mo Yang, Eun Joo Choi
BACKGROUND: With the appearance of oral direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), the field of hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment has been dramatically changed. This evolution makes possible for all oral treatments to be available for the treatment of HCV-infected patients. The aims of this review were to report the efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir (SOF)-based regimens for the treatment of patients with chronic HCV infection and to provide our clinical perspectives on these regimens. METHODS: A literature search of clinical studies published in PubMed and posted on ClinicalTrials...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442914/effectiveness-of-continuous-improvement-by-a-clinical-pharmacist-led-guidance-team-on-the-prophylactic-antibiotics-usage-rationality-in-intervention-procedure-at-a-chinese-tertiary-teaching-hospital
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Ping Yang, Sai-Ping Jiang, Xiao-Yang Lu
BACKGROUND: Irrational prophylactic antibiotics usage (PAU) during intervention procedures is common in China. A clinical pharmacist-led guidance team (CPGT) was established and participated in medical teams to advise on the rational usage of antibiotics. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of CPGT intervention for the rationality of PAU during intervention procedures. METHOD: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study with three stages at a Chinese tertiary teaching hospital...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442913/fracture-risk-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-possible-risk-factors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ardeshir Moayeri, Mahmoud Mohamadpour, Seyedeh Fatemeh Mousavi, Ehsan Shirzadpour, Safoura Mohamadpour, Mansour Amraei
AIM: Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have an increased risk of bone fractures. A variable increase in fracture risk has been reported depending on skeletal site, diabetes duration, study design, insulin use, and so on. The present meta-analysis aimed to investigate the association between T2DM with fracture risk and possible risk factors. METHODS: Different databases including PubMed, Institute for Scientific Information, and Scopus were searched up to May 2016...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435279/use-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-thromboembolic-disease-in-patients-with-reduced-renal-function-a-short-review-of-the-clinical-evidence
#17
REVIEW
Kristine C Willett, Amanda M Morrill
BACKGROUND: The use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) is restricted by the limitations of clinical trials guiding therapy for patients with renal impairment, as many of these trials excluded patients with severe renal impairment. There are currently four agents available: dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban. The purpose of this review was to 1) describe current recommended dosing for each DOAC and published postmarketing data, including case reports, on the use of these agents in the renally impaired; and 2) discuss patient adherence and satisfaction and the cost of these agents...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435278/genetic-factors-in-pathogenesis-of-diabetes-mellitus-after-kidney-transplantation
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REVIEW
Maciej Tarnowski, Sylwia Słuczanowska-Głabowska, Andrzej Pawlik, Małgorzata Mazurek-Mochol, Elżbieta Dembowska
Posttransplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM) is one of the major metabolic complications after transplantation of solid organs including the kidney. This type of diabetes mellitus affects allograft survival, cardiovascular complications and overall patient survival. The modifiable risk factors that contribute to PTDM include obesity, some viral infections (eg, hepatitis C virus, cytomegalovirus) and especially immunosuppressive drugs including corticosteroids, tacrolimus, cyclosporine and sirolimus. Currently, predisposing genetic factors have been considered important in PTDM development...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435277/role-of-pirfenidone-in-the-management-of-pulmonary-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Keith C Meyer, Catherine A Decker
Pulmonary fibrosis is associated with a number of specific forms of interstitial lung disease (ILD) and can lead to progressive decline in lung function, poor quality of life, and, ultimately, early death. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), the most common fibrotic ILD, affects up to 1 in 200 elderly individuals and has a median survival that ranges from 3 to 5 years following initial diagnosis. IPF has not been shown to respond to immunomodulatory therapies, but recent trials with novel antifibrotic agents have demonstrated lessening of lung function decline over time...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408837/polymorphisms-of-vkorc1-and-cyp2c9-are-associated-with-warfarin-sensitivity-in-chinese-population
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LiQun Jia, Zanxin Wang, Jianlong Men, Heng Cai, Minxin Wei
OBJECTIVE: Warfarin is a commonly prescribed anticoagulant for prevention of thromboembolic events. Wide inter-individual dose variation, narrow therapeutic range and risk of serious bleeding result in difficulties in achieving the therapeutic effect. The present study was designed to clarify the real biological significance of the polymorphisms of VKORC1 and cytochrome P450 2C9 (CYP2C9) in warfarin metabolism. METHODS: A total of 214 patients with warfarin anticoagulant therapy were selected...
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