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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786183/-hyperkalemia-as-a-limiting-factor-in-the-use-of-drugs-that-block-the-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-raas
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Antonio Santoro, Marcora Mandreoli
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE-I) inhibitors and ARBs have shown real efficacy in reducing blood pressure, proteinuria, in slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease (MRC) and in clinical improvement. in patients with heart failure, diabetes mellitus and ischemic heart disease. However, their use is limited by some side effects such as the increase in serum potassium (K), which can be particularly severe in patients with renal insufficiency. In the 23,000 patients followed by the PIRP project of the Emilia-Romagna Region, hyperkalaemia at the first visit (K> 5...
May 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785886/treatment-of-homozygous-familial-hypercholesterolaemia-in-paediatric-patients-a-monocentric-experience
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Paola S Buonuomo, Marina Macchiaiolo, Giovanna Leone, Paola Valente, Gerarda Mastrogiorgio, Maria Gnazzo, Ippolita Rana, Michaela V Gonfiantini, Maria G Gagliardi, Francesca Romano, Andrea Bartuli
Background Homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia is a rare life-threatening disease characterized by markedly elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) concentrations and accelerated atherosclerosis. The presence of double gene defects in the LDL-Receptor, either the same defect (homozygous) or two different LDL-raising mutations (compound heterozygotes) or other variants, identify the homozygous phenotype (HopFH). Apheresis is a procedure in which plasma is separated from red blood cells before the physical removal of LDL-C or the LDL-C is directly removed from whole blood...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785373/primary-bladder-adenocarcinoma-case-report-with-long-term-follow-up
#3
Annemarie Uhlig, Carl Ludwig Behnes, Arne Strauss, Lutz Trojan, Johannes Uhlig, Conrad Leitsmann
Primary Bladder Adenocarcinoma is a rare malignancy that has been observed in a heterogeneous patient population. This case report presents a 51 year old female with muscle-invasive primary bladder adenocarcinoma diagnosed in 2008. After transurethral resection and cystectomy with ileum neobladder adjuvant radiochemotherapy was administered. Two years later, a symptomatic fistula between neobladder and ileoileal anastomosis was excised, resulting in urinary incontinency. In 2016, the patient shows no signs of disease relapse but suffers from reduction of bladder capacity...
May 2018: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784867/patient-beliefs-and-attitudes-to-taking-statins-systematic-review-of-qualitative-studies
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Angela Ju, Camilla S Hanson, Emily Banks, Rosemary Korda, Jonathan C Craig, Tim Usherwood, Peter MacDonald, Allison Tong
BACKGROUND: Statins are effective in preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and are recommended for at-risk individuals but estimated adherence rates are low. AIM: To describe patients' perspectives, experiences, and attitudes towards taking statins. DESIGN AND SETTING: Systematic review of qualitative studies reporting perspectives of patients on statins. METHOD: PsycINFO, CINAHL, Embase, MEDLINE, and PhD dissertations from inception to 6 October 2016 were searched for qualitative studies on adult patients' perspectives on statins...
May 21, 2018: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784633/confocal-laser-endomicroscopy-and-optical-coherence-tomography-for-the-diagnosis-of-prostate-cancer-a-needle-based-in-vivo-feasibility-study-protocol-ideal-phase-2a
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Abel Swaan, Christophe K Mannaerts, Matthijs Jv Scheltema, Jakko A Nieuwenhuijzen, C Dilara Savci-Heijink, Jean Jmch de la Rosette, R Jeroen A van Moorselaar, Ton G van Leeuwen, Theo M de Reijke, Daniel Martijn de Bruin
BACKGROUND: Focal therapy for prostate cancer has been proposed as an alternative treatment to whole-gland therapies in selected men to diminish side effects in localized prostate cancer. As nowadays imaging cannot offer complete prostate cancer disease characterization, multicore systematic biopsies are recommended (transrectal or transperineal). Optical imaging techniques such as confocal laser endomicroscopy and optical coherence tomography allow in vivo, high-resolution imaging. Moreover, they can provide real-time visualization and analysis of tissue and have the potential to offer additive diagnostic information...
May 21, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781504/epidural-versus-non-epidural-or-no-analgesia-for-pain-management-in-labour
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REVIEW
Millicent Anim-Somuah, Rebecca Md Smyth, Allan M Cyna, Anna Cuthbert
BACKGROUND: Epidural analgesia is a central nerve block technique achieved by injection of a local anaesthetic close to the nerves that transmit pain, and is widely used as a form of pain relief in labour. However, there are concerns about unintended adverse effects on the mother and infant. This is an update of an existing Cochrane Review (Epidural versus non-epidural or no analgesia in labour), last published in 2011. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of all types of epidural analgesia, including combined-spinal-epidural (CSE) on the mother and the baby, when compared with non-epidural or no pain relief during labour...
May 21, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781328/characteristics-of-right-sided-colonic-neoplasia-and-colonoscopy-barriers-limiting-their-early-detection-and-prognosis-a-review-of-the-literature
#7
Wolfgang Fischbach, Rory Elsome, Bharat Amlani
Colonoscopy provides less protection from colorectal cancer in the right colon than the left. Areas Covered: This review examines patient outcomes and colonoscopy success rates to identify factors that limit the protective effect of colonoscopy in the right colon. The MEDLINE and Embase databases were searched for literature from 2000 onwards, on the long-term outcomes and differences in screening practice between the right and left colon. In total, 12 systematic reviews (including nine meta-analyses) and 44 primary data records were included...
May 21, 2018: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781075/effectiveness-of-gabapentin-pharmacotherapy-in-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy
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Magdalena Magnowska, Natalia Iżycka, Joanna Kapoła-Czyż, Anna Romała, Jakub Lorek, Marek Spaczyński, Ewa Nowak-Markwitz
OBJECTIVES: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common chemotherapy side effect, but its prevention and treatment remains a challenge. Neurotoxicity may lead to dose limitation or even treatment discontinuation, and therefore potentially affect the efficacy of anticancer treatment and long term outcomes. The practice to administer gabapentin for neuropathy may be applicable, but is limited by insufficient studies. The aim of our study was to assess the presence of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in ovarian cancer patients treated with first-line paclitaxel and carboplatin chemotherapy and evaluate the effectiveness of gabapentin in treatment of this condition...
2018: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780123/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-long-term-pirfenidone-therapy-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Kazumasa Ogawa, Atsushi Miyamoto, Shigeo Hanada, Yui Takahashi, Kyoko Murase, Sayaka Mochizuki, Hironori Uruga, Hisashi Takaya, Nasa Morokawa, Kazuma Kishi
Objective Pirfenidone (PFD) is often used for years, but the efficacy and safety of long-term PFD therapy in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) are not fully understood. Methods and Patients We retrospectively evaluated 46 patients with IPF who received PFD between February 2009 and August 2014. The efficacy and safety of PFD therapy were compared between 2 groups: long-term therapy patients who received PFD for over 1 year (group L, n=30, 65%) and short-term therapy patients who could not receive PFD for more than 1 year due to worsening of their condition or side effects (group S, n=16, 35%)...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779835/concerns-and-hopes-of-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-prior-to-islet-cell-transplantation-a-content-analysis
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Queena F Luu, Celine J Villareal, Cynthia Fritschi, Rebecca S Monson, Jose Oberholzer, Kirstie K Danielson
AIMS: Islet cell transplantation can functionally cure type 1 diabetes complicated by hypoglycemia unawareness (HU), but requires immunosuppression. This study identified the lived experiences and risk/benefit considerations of patients pre-transplant. METHODS: Content analysis identified themes from four open-ended questions pre-transplant in an islet transplant clinical trial. The sample included 23 (19 female) patients, with a mean age = 48.3 and diabetes duration = 29...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778738/risk-adapted-therapy-for-young-children-with-medulloblastoma-sjyc07-therapeutic-and-molecular-outcomes-from-a-multicentre-phase-2-trial
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Giles W Robinson, Vasilisa A Rudneva, Ivo Buchhalter, Catherine A Billups, Sebastian M Waszak, Kyle S Smith, Daniel C Bowers, Anne Bendel, Paul G Fisher, Sonia Partap, John R Crawford, Tim Hassall, Daniel J Indelicato, Frederick Boop, Paul Klimo, Noah D Sabin, Zoltan Patay, Thomas E Merchant, Clinton F Stewart, Brent A Orr, Jan O Korbel, David T W Jones, Tanvi Sharma, Peter Lichter, Marcel Kool, Andrey Korshunov, Stefan M Pfister, Richard J Gilbertson, Robert P Sanders, Arzu Onar-Thomas, David W Ellison, Amar Gajjar, Paul A Northcott
BACKGROUND: Young children with medulloblastoma have a poor overall survival compared with older children, due to use of radiation-sparing therapy in young children. Radiotherapy is omitted or reduced in these young patients to spare them from debilitating long-term side-effects. We aimed to estimate event-free survival and define the molecular characteristics associated with progression-free survival in young patients with medulloblastoma using a risk-stratified treatment strategy designed to defer, reduce, or delay radiation exposure...
May 16, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778126/is-parenteral-levothyroxine-therapy-safe-in-intractable-hypothyroidism
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Hande Peynirci, Bengur Taskiran, Erdinc Erturk, Pınar Sisman, Canan Ersoy
CASE: A 32-year old woman was admitted to the hospital due to intractable hypothyroidism refractory to high dose of oral l-thyroxine therapy. She underwent total thyroidectomy and radioactive iodine therapy due to papillary thyroid cancer. After excluding poor adherence to therapy and malabsorption, levothyroxine absorption test was performed. No response was detected. Transient neurologic symptoms developed during the test. She developed 3 attacks consisting of neurologic symptoms during high dose administration...
June 2018: Journal of the National Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777341/improvement-of-neurological-and-ocular-symptoms-of-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-after-the-introduction-of-infliximab
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REVIEW
Marko Barešić, Mirna Reihl, Mario Habek, Nenad Vukojević, Branimir Anić
Behçet's disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of unknown origin characterized by multiple organ involvement. The most common symptoms of Behçet's disease are recurrent oral and/or genital ulcerations in combination with symptoms affecting eyes, skin, central and peripheral nervous system, blood vessels and gastrointestinal tract. We present a 43-year-old female patient with the history of recurrent episodes of genital and oral ulcerations, elevated acute phase reactants and skin lesions. The diagnosis of Behçet's disease has been delayed (for more than 10 years) and reached only after she developed neurological and ocular symptoms...
May 17, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775979/-the-open-retromuscular-preperitoneal-mesh-repair-of-the-incisional-lateral-hernia-technique-and-results-of-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Friedrich-Eckart Isemer, Ulrich Dietz, Maximilian Ackermann
INTRODUCTION: Surgical approaches to flank hernias have been poorly standardised. The most demanding issues in intermuscular net insertion are the limited area in the dorsal direction and the difficulties in fixing the net to the costal arch or the iliac crest. This is why many different surgical procedures have been published. PATIENTS/MATERIAL AND METHODS: From August 2015 to October 2016, nine patients with a primary incisional lateral hernia received open retromuscular preperitoneal mesh repair...
May 18, 2018: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775679/identification-and-validation-of-midbrain-kcnq4-regulation-of-heavy-alcohol-consumption-in-rodents
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Natalie S McGuier, Jennifer A Rinker, Reginald Cannady, Diana B Fulmer, Sara R Jones, Michaela Hoffman, Patrick J Mulholland
Currently available pharmacotherapies for treating alcohol use disorder (AUD) suffer from deleterious side effects and are not efficacious in diverse populations. Clinical and preclinical studies provide evidence that the Kcnq family of genes that encode KV 7 channels influence alcohol intake and dependence. KV 7 channels are a class of slowly activating voltage-dependent K+ channels that regulate neuronal excitability. Studies indicate that the KV 7 channel positive modulator retigabine can decrease dopaminergic neuron firing, alter dopamine (DA) release, and reduce alcohol intake in heavy drinking rodents...
May 15, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775447/-mycophenolate-mofetil-mmf-as-the-first-choice-immunosuppressive-drug-in-treatment-of-steroid-dependent-nephrotic-syndrome-in-children
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Iwona Ogarek, Elżbieta Szczęsny-Choruz, Ewa Wierzchowska-Słowiaczek, Joanna Kwinta-Rybicka, Zofia Stec, Anna Moczulska, Katarzyna Wilkosz, Dorota Drożdż
Most children diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome show favourable response to corticosteroid therapy, nonetheless 30% of patients have frequent relapses or a steroid-dependent course of disease. Cyclophosphamide, cyclosporin A or MMF are being used in treatment of steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome in search of a drug with highest long-term effectiveness and least amount of side effects. AIM: The aim of study was to assess of the efficacy of MMF as the first choice immunosuppressive drug in children with nephrotic syndrome after determining a steroid-dependency...
April 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775399/dolutegravir-and-rilpivirine-for-the-maintenance-treatment-of-virologically-suppressed-hiv-1-infection
#17
Jose L Casado, Marta Monsalvo, Aurora M Rojo, María Fontecha, Miguel A Rodriguez-Sagrado
Triple combinations of antiretroviral (ART) drugs are the standard treatment for HIV infection, but the challenges include long-term side effects, high costs, and adherence. The recent advent of potent and well tolerated ART has renewed the interest for newer ART strategies. A dual regimen with the combination of dolutegravir (DTG) and rilpivirine (RPV), two well tolerated, metabolic-friendly, and potent drugs could offer additional benefits. Areas covered: A review of recent randomized trials and observational cohorts concerning the use of a dual therapy with DTG plus RPV as a switching strategy in patients with viral suppression...
May 18, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771271/discontinuing-treatment-against-medical-advice-the-role-of-perceived-autonomy-support-from-providers-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
#18
Morgan Glusman, Amanda Bruce, Joanie Thelen, Julia Smith, Sharon Lynch, Delwyn Catley, Kimberley K Bennett, Jared Bruce
Background: Long-term medication adherence is problematic among patients with chronic medical conditions. To our knowledge, this was the first study to examine factors associated with nonadherence among patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis who discontinue disease-modifying treatments against medical advice. Purpose: To examine differences in perceived provider autonomy support between disease-modifying treatment-adherent relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients and relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients who discontinued disease-modifying treatments against medical advice...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767332/recent-development-in-antihyperalgesic-effect-of-phytochemicals-anti-inflammatory-and-neuro-modulatory-actions
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REVIEW
Ajeet Kumar Singh, Sanjay Kumar, Manjula Vinayak
INTRODUCTION: Pain is an unpleasant sensation triggered by noxious stimulation. It is one of the most prevalent conditions, limiting productivity and diminishing quality of life. Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used as pain relievers in present day practice as pain is mostly initiated due to inflammation. However, due to potentially serious side effects, long term use of these antihyperalgesic drugs raises concern. Therefore there is a demand to search novel medicines with least side effects...
May 16, 2018: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765586/design-of-a-clinical-decision-support-system-for-fracture-prediction-using-imbalanced-dataset
#20
Yung-Fu Chen, Chih-Sheng Lin, Kuo-An Wang, La Ode Abdul Rahman, Dah-Jye Lee, Wei-Sheng Chung, Hsuan-Hung Lin
More than 1 billion people suffer from chronic respiratory diseases worldwide, accounting for more than 4 million deaths annually. Inhaled corticosteroid is a popular medication for treating chronic respiratory diseases. Its side effects include decreased bone mineral density and osteoporosis. The aims of this study are to investigate the association of inhaled corticosteroids and fracture and to design a clinical support system for fracture prediction. The data of patients aged 20 years and older, who had visited healthcare centers and been prescribed with inhaled corticosteroids within 2002-2010, were retrieved from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD)...
2018: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
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