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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515934/zolpidem-prescribing-practices-before-and-after-food-and-drug-administration-required-product-labeling-changes
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Jessica L Norman, Danielle R Fixen, Joseph J Saseen, Laura M Saba, Sunny A Linnebur
BACKGROUND: Women have higher morning serum zolpidem concentrations than men after taking an evening dose, potentially leading to increased risk of harm. On 19 April 2013, the United States Food and Drug Administration required labeling changes for zolpidem, recommending an initial dose of no greater than 5 mg (immediate release) or 6.25 mg (controlled release) per night in women. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to compare prescribing practices before and after the 2013 zolpidem labeling change...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507735/does-dysfunction-of-the-autonomic-nervous-system-affect-success-of-renal-denervation-in-reducing-blood-pressure
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Lisa Fricke, David Petroff, Steffen Desch, Philipp Lurz, Sebastian Reinhardt, Melanie Sonnabend, Joseph Classen, Petra Baum
OBJECTIVES: Renal denervation is an interventional approach aiming to reduce high blood pressure. Its efficacy is subject of controversial debate. We analyzed autonomic function in patients undergoing renal denervation to identify responders. METHODS: A total of 21 patients with treatment-resistant hypertension scheduled for renal denervation were included. Heart rate variability, pupillary function and sympathetic skin response were examined prior to intervention...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507734/adverse-effect-profile-comparison-of-pain-regimens-with-and-without-intravenous-acetaminophen-in-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-patients
#3
Alyssa Gallipani, A Scott Mathis, Hoytin Lee Ghin, Germin Fahim
BACKGROUND: The use of adjunct, non-opioid agents is integral for pain control following total hip and knee arthroplasty. Literature comparing safety profiles of intravenous acetaminophen versus opioids is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is a difference in frequency and type of adverse effects between intravenous acetaminophen-treated and non-intravenous acetaminophen-treated patients. Primary safety endpoints included any adverse effect noted in the electronic medical record post-surgically...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507733/assessment-of-postgraduate-skin-lesion-education-among-iowa-family-physicians
#4
Nicholas J Goetsch, James D Hoehns, John E Sutherland, Matthew E Ulven, Olayinka O Shiyanbola, Monica K Rauch
BACKGROUND: Family medicine physicians play a pivotal role in the prevention and early detection of skin cancer. Our objective was to evaluate how family physicians believe their postgraduate training in skin cancer screening and prevention has prepared them for independent practice and to assess the need for enhanced skin lesion teaching in a family medicine residency setting. METHODS: A descriptive, cross-sectional survey investigating provider demographics, confidence in providing dermatological care, residency training, current medical practice, and skin cancer prevention beliefs was mailed to all family medicine physicians in the state of Iowa as listed in the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians annual directory in 2006 (N = 1069)...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491311/does-increased-standardisation-in-health-care-mean-less-responsiveness-towards-individual-patients-expectations-a-register-based-study-in-swedish-primary-care
#5
Anna Häger Glenngård, Anders Anell
OBJECTIVE: We explore whether standardisation in health care based on evidence on group level and a public health perspective is in conflict with responsiveness towards individual patient's expectations in Swedish primary care. METHODS: Using regression analysis, we study the association between patient views about providers' responsiveness and indicators reflecting provider's adherence to evidence-based guidelines, controlled for characteristics related to providers, including patient mix and degree of competition facing providers...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491310/achieving-optimal-technology-use-a-proposed-model-for-health-technology-reassessment
#6
Lesley Jj Soril, Gail MacKean, Tom W Noseworthy, Laura E Leggett, Fiona M Clement
BACKGROUND: Healthcare providers, managers and policy-makers in many jurisdictions are focused on a common goal: optimizing value and quality of care provided to their citizens within a resource envelope. Health technology reassessment is a structured, evidence-based assessment of the clinical, social, ethical and economic effects of a technology currently used in the healthcare system to inform optimal use of that technology in comparison with its alternatives. There are, however, few practical experiences with health technology reassessment and, as such, a nascent theoretical and methodological base...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491308/novel-combined-patient-instruction-and-discharge-summary-tool-improves-timeliness-of-documentation-and-outpatient-provider-satisfaction
#7
Meredith Gilliam, Sarah L Krein, Karen Belanger, Karen E Fowler, Derek E Dimcheff, Gabriel Solomon
BACKGROUND: Incomplete or delayed access to discharge information by outpatient providers and patients contributes to discontinuity of care and poor outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of a new electronic discharge summary tool on the timeliness of documentation and communication with outpatient providers. METHODS: In June 2012, we implemented an electronic discharge summary tool at our 145-bed university-affiliated Veterans Affairs hospital...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491307/better-sooner-more-convenient-the-reality-of-pursuing-greater-integration-between-primary-and-secondary-healthcare-providers-in-new-zealand
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Kirsten Lovelock, Greg Martin, Robin Gauld, Jayden MacRae
OBJECTIVES: This article focuses on the results of evaluations of two business plans developed in response to a policy initiative which aimed to achieve greater integration between primary and secondary health providers in New Zealand. We employ the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research to inform our analysis. The Better, Sooner, More Convenient policy programme involved the development of business plans and, within each business plan, a range of areas of focus and associated work-streams...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491306/association-of-provider-opioid-prescribing-practices-and-the-centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services-hierarchical-condition-category-score-a-retrospective-examination-of-correlation-between-the-volume-of-provider-prescribed-opioid-medications-and-provider
#9
Frederick North, Sidna M Tulledge-Scheitel, Sarah J Crane
OBJECTIVE: Opioids are being prescribed at increasing rates in primary care practices, and among individual providers there is significant variability in opioid prescribing. Primary care practices also vary significantly in complexity of their patients, ranging from healthy patients to those with multiple comorbidities. Our objective was to examine individual primary care providers for an association between their opioid prescribing and the complexity/risk of their panel of patients (a panel of patients is a group of patients whose medical care is the responsibility of a specific healthcare provider or care team)...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491305/effects-of-carvedilol-on-structural-and-functional-outcomes-and-plasma-biomarkers-in-the-mouse-transverse-aortic-constriction-heart-failure-model
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Caryn Hampton, Raymond Rosa, Daphne Szeto, Gail Forrest, Barry Campbell, Richard Kennan, Shubing Wang, Chin-Hu Huang, Loise Gichuru, Xiaoli Ping, Xiaolan Shen, Kersten Small, Jeffrey Madwed, Joseph J Lynch
INTRODUCTION: Despite the widespread use of the mouse transverse aortic constriction heart failure model, there are no reports on the characterization of the standard-of-care agent carvedilol in this model. METHODS: Left ventricular pressure overload was produced in mice by transverse aortic constriction between the innominate and left common carotid arteries. Carvedilol was administered at multiple dose levels (3, 10 and 30 mg/kg/day per os; yielding end-study mean plasma concentrations of 0...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491304/health-care-to-empower-self-care-in-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-and-an-immigrant-minority-background
#11
Åse Boman, Margareta Bohlin, Mats Eklöf, Gun Forsander, Christian Munthe, Marianne Törner
BACKGROUND: The pediatric diabetes team aims to support health, quality of life, and normal growth and development among adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Adolescents with an immigrant background have been found less successful in self-care. Previous research indicated that adolescents who had integrated the disease as a part of their self-image reasoned differently about their self-care to those who had not. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify elements in the patient-pediatrician consultations that might influence such integration of the disease among adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491303/self-evaluation-of-tobacco-exposure-by-allied-health-students-in-a-community-college-setting
#12
Fiona Geiser, Meredith Much, Karen Beyer
OBJECTIVE: Tobacco education is among the initiatives encouraged for health professionals to help them appreciate the significance of addressing tobacco use among their patients. In this pilot study, a nicotine biomarker (cotinine) study was introduced to an applied microbiology course required of all allied health students. Participants assessed their own smoking status in the previous 24 h using a two-dimensional experimental design of a questionnaire and rapid urinary cotinine immunoassay...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382208/etravirine-combined-with-antiretrovirals-other-than-darunavir-ritonavir-for-hiv-1-infected-treatment-experienced-adults-week-48-results-of-a-phase-iv-trial
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Eduardo Arathoon, Asad Bhorat, Rodica Silaghi, Herta Crauwels, Ludo Lavreys, Lotke Tambuyzer, Ben Van Baelen, Simon Vanveggel, Magda Opsomer
OBJECTIVE: VIOLIN (TMC125IFD3002; NCT01422330) evaluated the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of etravirine with antiretrovirals other than darunavir/ritonavir in HIV-1-infected patients. METHODS: In a 48-week, phase IV, single-arm, multicenter study, patients on prior antiretroviral therapy (⩾8 weeks) who needed to change regimen for virologic failure (viral load ⩾ 500 copies/mL) or simplification/adverse events (viral load < 50 copies/mL) received etravirine 200 mg bid with ⩾1 other active antiretroviral, excluding darunavir/ritonavir or only nucleoside/tide reverse transcriptase inhibitors...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344784/effects-of-tamsulosin-and-tolterodine-on-double-j-stent-related-symptoms-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#14
Mahmoudreza Moradi, Hossein Abdi, Sina Ebrahimi, Haress Rezaee, Kaveh Kaseb
BACKGROUND: Ureteral double J stent are routinely applied for urologic patients although stent-related symptoms are common. Several attempts have been reported to minimize these symptoms. OBJECTIVE: To compare Tolterodine, Tamsulosin, and placebo effects on double J stent-related symptoms. MATERIAL AND METHOD: In all, 125 patients (82 males and 43 females) with double J stent were randomly divided into three groups (group 1, n: 42, group2, n: 40 and group 3, n: 43)...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321303/comparative-study-on-treatment-satisfaction-and-health-perception-in-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-on-multiple-daily-injection-of-insulin-insulin-pump-and-sensor-augmented-pump-therapy
#15
Tara Hussain, Mariette Akle, Nico Nagelkerke, Asma Deeb
OBJECTIVES: Diabetes management imposes considerable demands on patients. Treatment method used has an impact on treatment satisfaction. We aim to examine the relationship between treatment satisfaction and health perception with the method used for treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents. SUBJECTS AND METHOD: We have interviewed patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus using questionnaires to assess treatment satisfaction and health perception...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293423/growth-inhibitory-activity-of-ankaferd-hemostat-on-primary-melanoma-cells-and-cell-lines
#16
Seyhan Turk, Umit Yavuz Malkan, Mehdi Ghasemi, Helin Hocaoglu, Duygu Mutlu, Gursel Gunes, Salih Aksu, Ibrahim Celalettin Haznedaroglu
OBJECTIVE: Ankaferd hemostat is the first topical hemostatic agent about the red blood cell-fibrinogen relations tested in the clinical trials. Ankaferd hemostat consists of standardized plant extracts including Alpinia officinarum, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Thymus vulgaris, Urtica dioica, and Vitis vinifera. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of Ankaferd hemostat on viability of melanoma cell lines. METHODS: Dissimilar melanoma cell lines and primary cells were used in this study...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255442/validity-and-test-retest-reliability-of-a-novel-simple-back-extensor-muscle-strength-test
#17
Amy T Harding, Benjamin Kurt Weeks, Sean A Horan, Andrew Little, Steven L Watson, Belinda Ruth Beck
OBJECTIVES: To develop and determine convergent validity and reliability of a simple and inexpensive clinical test to quantify back extensor muscle strength. METHODS: Two testing sessions were conducted, 7 days apart. Each session involved three trials of standing maximal isometric back extensor muscle strength using both the novel test and isokinetic dynamometry. Lumbar spine bone mineral density was examined by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Validation was examined with Pearson correlations (r)...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228952/assessment-of-the-expectancy-seriousness-and-severity-of-adverse-drug-reactions-reported-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-therapy
#18
Guenka Petrova, Assena Stoimenova, Maria Dimitrova, Maria Kamusheva, Daniela Petrova, Ognian Georgiev
INTRODUCTION: Adverse drug reactions can cause increased morbidity and mortality, and therefore information needs to be studied systematically. Little is known about the adverse drug reactions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease therapy. The goal of this study is to assess the expectedness, seriousness and severity of adverse drug reactions during chronic obstructive pulmonary disease therapy based on their reporting in the national pharmacovigilance system. METHODS: This was a prospective, observational, 1-year, real-life study about the pharmacotherapy of a sample of 390 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228951/are-we-cross-matching-too-much-blood-for-elective-open-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#19
Emily Lowe, John Quarmby
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to identify current blood transfusion requirements in elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and to compare this to an existing maximum surgical blood order schedule. METHODS: We retrospectively identified patients who underwent elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair over a 40-month period in our institution. Pre-operative number of units cross-matched and the number of units actually transfused were identified. The cross-match to transfusion ratio was then calculated...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228950/outcomes-of-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-versus-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-second-generation-drug-eluting-stents-for-patients-with-multivessel-and-unprotected-left-main-coronary-artery-disease
#20
Kyriacos Papadopoulos, Ioannis Lekakis, Evagoras Nicolaides
OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy and safety of percutaneous coronary intervention using second-generation drug-eluting stents with those of coronary artery bypass grafting among patients with multivessel disease and/or unprotected left main coronary artery disease in terms of mortality, myocardial infarction, repeat revascularization, and angina. BACKGROUND: Although coronary artery disease is a leading cause of death in the Western world and in many developing countries, its optimal treatment is still a matter of controversy...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
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