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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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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
#2
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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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
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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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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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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
#7
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...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408836/drug-related-problems-in-patients-with-erectile-dysfunctions-and-multiple-comorbidities
#8
Hasniza Zaman Huri, Chui Fang Ling, Azad Hassan Abdul Razack
This study was conducted in a tertiary medical center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A total of 200 erectile dysfunction (ED) patients with 499 cases who had received pharmacological treatments for their ED participated in this study. Types, causes and factors associated with drug-related problems (DRPs) in ED patients with multiple comorbidities were assessed. A total of 244 DRPs with an average of 1.2±2.1 DRPs per patient were identified. Drug interaction contributed the most to DRPs occurrence. There was a significant higher risk of DRPs in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia, lower urinary tract infection and elderly and end-stage renal disease...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408835/predictors-of-common-femoral-artery-access-site-complications-in-patients-on-oral-anticoagulants-and-undergoing-a-coronary-procedure
#9
Nicolas W Shammas, Gail A Shammas, Susan Jones-Miller, Mileah Rose Gumpert, Miranda Jade Gumpert, Christine Harb, Majid Z Chammas, W John Shammas, Rommy A Khalafallah, Amy Barzgari, Bassel Bou Dargham, Ghassan E Daher, Rayan Jo Rachwan, Andrew N Shammas
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether patients on oral anticoagulants (OAC) undergoing a procedure using common femoral artery access have higher adverse events when compared to patients who are not anticoagulated at the time of the procedure. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data from consecutive patients who underwent a cardiac procedure at a tertiary medical center. Patients were considered (group A) fully or partially anticoagulated if they had an international normalized ratio (INR) ≥1...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408834/predictive-values-of-d-dimer-assay-grace-scores-and-timi-scores-for-adverse-outcome-in-patients-with-non-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#10
Muhammet Hulusi Satilmisoglu, Sinem Ozbay Ozyilmaz, Mehmet Gul, Hayriye Ak Yildirim, Osman Kayapinar, Kadir Gokturk, Huseyin Aksu, Korhan Erkanli, Abdurrahman Eksik
PURPOSE: To determine the predictive values of D-dimer assay, Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) and Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) risk scores for adverse outcome in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 234 patients (mean age: 57.2±11.7 years, 75.2% were males) hospitalized with NSTEMI were included. Data on D-dimer assay, GRACE and TIMI risk scores were recorded. Logistic regression analysis was conducted to determine the risk factors predicting increased mortality...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392701/evaluation-of-the-clinical-effect-of-small-volume-resuscitation-on-uncontrolled-hemorrhagic-shock-in-emergency
#11
Gang Zhao, Wei Wu, Qi-Ming Feng, Jian Sun
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to explore the resuscitative effect of small-volume resuscitation on uncontrolled hemorrhagic shock in emergency. METHODS: In this study, the resuscitative effects in 200 trauma patients with uncontrolled hemorrhagic shock in emergency were studied. Half of these patients were infused with hypertonic/hyperoncotic fluid (small-volume resuscitation group, n=100), whereas the rest were infused with Hespan and lactated Ringer's solution (conventional fluid resuscitation group, n=100)...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392700/urinary-cadmium-levels-predict-mortality-of-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
#12
Ching-Wei Hsu, Cheng-Hao Weng, Cheng-Chia Lee, Dan-Tzu Lin-Tan, Pao-Hsien Chu, Kuan-Hsing Chen, Tzung-Hai Yen, Wen-Hung Huang
BACKGROUND: Acute heart failure (AHF) is a serious condition that is associated with increased mortality in critically ill patients. Previous studies indicated that environmental exposure to cadmium increases mortality of general populations. However, the relationship of cadmium exposure and mortality is unclear for AHF patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 153 patients with AHF in intensive care units (ICUs) met the inclusion criteria and were followed up for 6 months...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392699/comparison-of-prophylactic-effect-of-ugib-and-effects-on-platelet-function-between-ppis-and-h2ras-combined-with-dapt-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
Zhan-Miao Yi, Ting-Ting Qiu, Yuan Zhang, Zhi-Yan Liu, Suo-Di Zhai
OBJECTIVE: We compared prophylactic effects of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs) on upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) associated with dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) and explored this influence on platelet function. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials and cohort studies comparing PPIs with H2RAs in adults receiving DAPT were collected from PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane databases. Dichotomous data were pooled to obtain risk ratios (RRs) for UGIB, major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs), poor responders to clopidogrel and rehospitalization, and continuous data were pooled to obtain mean differences (MDs) for P2Y12 reaction units (PRUs), with 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392698/assessment-of-isoniazid-preventive-therapy-in-the-reduction-of-tuberculosis-among-art-patients-in-arba-minch-hospital-ethiopia
#14
Ashenafi Abossie, Tsegaye Yohanes
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is the most frequent life-threatening opportunistic disease among people living with HIV and remains a leading cause of mortality, even among persons receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). Isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) and cotrimoxazole prophylaxis have been recommended for the benefit of HIV/AIDS-infected individuals to prevent opportunistic infections. The aim of this study was to assess IPT prophylaxis in the reduction of TB among ART patients. METHODS: The study was a hospital-based retrospective study...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356749/adrenalectomy-does-not-improve-survival-rates-of-patients-with-solitary-adrenal-metastasis-from-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#15
Shao-Hong Huang, Qing-Lei Kong, Xue-Xia Chen, Jin-Yuan He, Jie Qin, Zhuang-Gui Chen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Several case reports and studies have suggested that there is an increased survival rate for patients who undergo resection of solitary adrenal metastasis from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This study aimed to investigate whether NSCLC patients with solitary adrenal metastasis could gain a higher survival rate after adrenalectomy (ADX) when compared with those patients undergoing nonsurgical treatment, and to investigate the potential prognostic factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 1,302 NSCLC inpatients' data from 2001 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed to identify those with solitary adrenal metastasis...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356748/effects-of-sharing-information-on-drug-administration-errors-in-pediatric-wards-a-pre-post-intervention-study
#16
Siew-Siang Chua, Sim-Mei Choo, Che Zuraini Sulaiman, Asma Omar, Meow-Keong Thong
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Drug administration errors are more likely to reach the patient than other medication errors. The main aim of this study was to determine whether the sharing of information on drug administration errors among health care providers would reduce such problems. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study involved direct, undisguised observations of drug administrations in two pediatric wards of a major teaching hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This study consisted of two phases: Phase 1 (pre-intervention) and Phase 2 (post-intervention)...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356747/second-line-afatinib-administration-in-an-elderly-patient-with-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#17
Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt, Paul Zarogoulidis, Michael Steinheimer, Naim Benhassen, Chrysanthi Sardeli, Nikos Stalikas, Melpomeni Toitou, Haidong Huang
INTRODUCTION: The majority of cases of lung cancer are still diagnosed at a late stage. At this stage, palliative therapeutic options including nonspecific cytotoxic drugs, targeted therapy, or immunotherapy can be utilized. In 2016, immunotherapy was approved in Europe for squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. Moreover, afatinib was also approved as second-line therapy for squamous cell carcinoma. CASE REPORT: This article presents a case of a 76-year-old male with squamous cell carcinoma who received nab-paclitaxel as first-line therapy, and his treatment was switched to the tyrosine kinase inhibitor afatinib (40 mg) after disease progression with left lung atelectasis...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356746/an-estimate-of-the-cost-of-administering-intravenous-biological-agents-in-spanish-day-hospitals
#18
Joan Miquel Nolla, Esperanza Martín, Pilar Llamas, Javier Manero, Arturo Rodríguez de la Serna, Manuel Francisco Fernández-Miera, Mercedes Rodríguez, José Manuel López, Alexandra Ivanova, Belén Aragón
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the unit costs of administering intravenous (IV) biological agents in day hospitals (DHs) in the Spanish National Health System. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were obtained from 188 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, collected from nine DHs, receiving one of the following IV therapies: infliximab (n=48), rituximab (n=38), abatacept (n=41), or tocilizumab (n=61). The fieldwork was carried out between March 2013 and March 2014. The following three groups of costs were considered: 1) structural costs, 2) material costs, and 3) staff costs...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352183/clinical-characteristics-of-zinc-phosphide-poisoning-in-thailand
#19
Satariya Trakulsrichai, Natcha Kosanyawat, Pongsakorn Atiksawedparit, Charuwan Sriapha, Achara Tongpoo, Umaporn Udomsubpayakul, Panee Rittilert, Winai Wananukul
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to describe the clinical characteristics and outcomes of poisoning by zinc phosphide, a common rodenticide in Thailand, and to evaluate whether these outcomes can be prognosticated by the clinical presentation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 3-year retrospective cohort study was performed using data from the Ramathibodi Poison Center Toxic Exposure Surveillance System. RESULTS: In total, 455 poisonings were identified...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352182/role-of-il-17-in-plaque-psoriasis-therapeutic-potential-of-ixekizumab
#20
REVIEW
Tessa L Hanley, Zenas Zn Yiu
Developments in the understanding of the immunopathogenesis of psoriasis have identified interleukin (IL)-17 as the key proinflammatory cytokine in the pathogenesis of plaque psoriasis, with the consequent development of drugs that target this cytokine or associated receptors. Ixekizumab is a subcutaneously administered humanized monoclonal antibody, which acts to neutralize IL-17A. This article reviews the role of IL-17 in the pathogenesis of psoriasis, the biological and pharmacokinetics of ixekizumab and the safety profile and the clinical efficacy of ixekizumab in Phase III clinical trials...
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