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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785665/why-weight-an-analytic-review-of-obesity-management-diabetes-prevention-and-cardiovascular-risk-reduction
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L I Igel, K H Saunders, J J Fins
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we examine one of the ironies of American health care-that we pay more for disease management than disease prevention. Instead of preventing type 2 diabetes (T2DM) by treating its precursor, obesity, we fail to provide sufficient insurance coverage for weight management only to fund the more costly burden of overt T2DM. RECENT FINDINGS: There is a vital need for expanded insurance coverage to help foster a weight-centric approach to T2DM management...
May 21, 2018: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779291/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-an-update
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Jason Chuen, Mayo Theivendran
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) remains one of the hallmark pathologies in vascular surgery and an area of intense research interest. Treatment options have expanded in recent years to increase the range of morphology suitable for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), and with potential implications on treatment thresholds. OBJECTIVE: This article is the first of two that will outline current treatment options for AAA, including areas of controversy and research in AAA disease, to inform the development of Australasian clinical guidelines and health policy...
May 2018: Australian journal of general practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732716/treatment-options-for-severe-obesity-in-the-pediatric-population-current-limitations-and-future-opportunities
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REVIEW
Justin R Ryder, Claudia K Fox, Aaron S Kelly
OBJECTIVE: Severe obesity is the only obesity classification increasing in prevalence among children and adolescents. Treatment options that produce meaningful and sustained weight loss and comorbidity resolution are urgently needed. METHODS: The purpose of this review is to provide a brief overview of the current treatment options for pediatric severe obesity and offer suggestions regarding future opportunities for accelerating the development and evaluation of innovative treatment strategies...
May 7, 2018: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731100/endotype-driven-care-pathways-in-patients-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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REVIEW
Claus Bachert, Nan Zhang, Peter W Hellings, Jean Bousquet
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) has been differentiated clinically into CRS without nasal polyps and CRS with nasal polyps, with both forms subjected to glucocorticosteroid and antibiotic treatments and, if not successful, to nasal and sinus surgery tailored to endoscopic and computed tomographic scan findings. The elaboration of endotypes based on pathomechanisms involving different immune responses offers new possibilities in terms of prediction of prognosis and risks and sophisticated guidance in personalized pharmacotherapy, surgical approaches, and innovative treatment approaches in the CRS field with various biologics...
May 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705676/a-case-of-retroperitoneal-desmoid-type-fibromatosis-that-involved-the-unilateral-ureter-after-gynaecologic-surgery
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Hitomi Ono, Kensuke Hori, Lena Tashima, Tomohiko Tsuruta, Shin-Ichi Nakatsuka, Kimihiko Ito
INTRODUCTION: Desmoid-type fibromatosis represents a rare, benign, soft tissue tumour that is locally invasive with high recurrence potential. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We encountered a case of retroperitoneal desmoid-type fibromatosis in a 45-year-old woman who presented with chief complaints of stomach ache and vomiting. She underwent total abdominal hysterectomy and left salpingo-oophorectomy due to uterine myoma and a paroophoritic cyst at 42 years of age. Abdominal computed tomography showed a 5-cm left retroperitoneal tumour and severe hydronephrosis of the left kidney...
March 29, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699618/cerebrovascular-events-after-cardiovascular-procedures-risk-factors-recognition-and-prevention-strategies
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REVIEW
Jasneet K Devgun, Sajjad Gul, Divyanshu Mohananey, Brandon M Jones, M Shazam Hussain, Yash Jobanputra, Arnav Kumar, Lars G Svensson, E Murat Tuzcu, Samir R Kapadia
Stroke has long been a devastating complication of any cardiovascular procedure that unfavorably affects survival and quality of life. Over time, strategies have been developed to substantially reduce the incidence of stroke after traditional cardiovascular procedures such as coronary artery bypass grafting, isolated valve surgery, and carotid endarterectomy. Subsequently, with the advent of minimally invasive technologies including percutaneous coronary intervention, carotid artery stenting, and transcatheter valve therapies, operators were faced with a new host of procedural risk factors, and efforts again turned toward identifying novel ways to reduce the risk of stroke...
May 1, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683555/clinical-obesity-services-in-public-hospitals-in-australia-a-position-statement-based-on-expert-consensus
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E Atlantis, N Kormas, K Samaras, P Fahey, P Sumithran, S Glastras, G Wittert, K Fusco, R Bishay, T Markovic, L Ding, K Williams, I Caterson, V Chikani, P Dugdale, J Dixon
We aimed to describe the current state of specialist obesity services for adults with clinically severe obesity in public hospitals in Australia, and to analyse the gap in resources based on expert consensus. We conducted two surveys to collect information about current and required specialist obesity services and resources using open-ended questionnaires. Organizational level data were sought from clinician expert representatives of specialist obesity services across Australia in 2017. Fifteen of 16 representatives of current services in New South Wales (n = 8), Queensland (n = 1), Victoria (n = 2), South Australia (n = 3), and the Australian Capital Territory (n = 1) provided data...
April 23, 2018: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678127/a-health-economic-model-to-assess-the-cost-effectiveness-of-optifast-%C3%A2-for-the-treatment-of-obesity-in-usa
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Mark Nuijten, Agnieszka Marczewska, Krysmaru Araujo Torress, Bahareh Rasouli, Moreno Perugini
OBJECTIVES: Obesity is associated with high direct medical costs and indirect costs resulting from productivity loss. High prevalence of obesity generates a justified need to identify cost-effective weight loss approaches from a payer's perspective. Within the variety of weight management techniques, OPTIFAST® is a clinically recognized and scientifically proven total meal replacement Low Calorie Diet that provides meaningful results in terms of weight loss and reduction in comorbidities...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667794/body-dysmorphic-disorder-in-the-cosmetic-practice
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Helena Kuhn, Paulo R Cunha, Natalie H Matthews, George Kroumpouzos
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a preoccupation with a slight or imagined flaw in appearance that causes significant distress and impairment in daily functioning. The disease is more prevalent among patients who seek aesthetic procedures as compared with population standards or individuals that are not interested in aesthetic surgery. Several studies have indicated that BDD symptoms typically worsen after an aesthetic procedure because the preoccupation shifts to a different body area. This article discusses the demographic and clinical features, psychiatric comorbidity, assessment, differential diagnosis, and management of BDD...
April 18, 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643471/current-state-of-immunotherapy-for-glioblastoma
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Michael Lim, Yuanxuan Xia, Chetan Bettegowda, Michael Weller
Glioma is the most common primary cancer of the central nervous system, and around 50% of patients present with the most aggressive form of the disease, glioblastoma. Conventional therapies, including surgery, radiotherapy, and pharmacotherapy (typically chemotherapy with temozolomide), have not resulted in major improvements in the survival outcomes of patients with glioblastoma. Reasons for this lack of progress include invasive tumour growth in an essential organ, which limits the utility of local therapy, as well as the protection of tumour cells by the blood-brain barrier, their intrinsic resistance to the induction of cell death, and lack of dependence on single, targetable oncogenic pathways, all of which impose challenges for systemic therapy...
April 11, 2018: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629485/has-the-time-come-to-be-more-aggressive-with-bariatric-surgery-in-obese-patients-with-chronic-systolic-heart-failure
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Amanda R Vest
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Obesity is a strong risk factor for the development of heart failure (HF). Diet, exercise, and weight-loss pharmacotherapies have limited potential to achieve significant and sustainable weight loss, especially in patients with symptomatic systolic HF. This review seeks to determine the role of bariatric surgery for patients with systolic HF and obesity. RECENT FINDINGS: Bariatric surgeries such as the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) represent the most successful long-term strategy for achieving weight loss and diabetes and hypertension remission in the general obese population...
April 8, 2018: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616469/racial-disparities-in-obesity-treatment
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REVIEW
Angel S Byrd, Alexander T Toth, Fatima Cody Stanford
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Obesity rates in the USA have reached pandemic levels with one third of the population with obesity in 2015-2016 (39.8% of adults and 18.5% of youth). It is a major public health concern, and it is prudent to understand the factors which contribute. Racial and ethnic disparities are pronounced in both the prevalence and treatment of obesity and must be addressed in the efforts to combat obesity. RECENT FINDINGS: Disparities in prevalence of obesity in racial/ethnic minorities are apparent as early as the preschool years and factors including genetics, diet, physical activity, psychological factors, stress, income, and discrimination, among others, must be taken into consideration...
April 3, 2018: Current Obesity Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610608/pharmacotherapy-evaluation-and-utilization-in-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-patients-in-kosovo-during-the-period-2016-2017
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Armond Daci, Adnan Bozalija, Raif Cavolli, Rame Alaj, Giangiacomo Beretta, Shaip Krasniqi
BACKGROUND: Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) is realised in patients with critical or advanced disease of coronary arteries. There are different pharmacotherapeutic approaches which are used as management, treatment and preventive therapy in cardiovascular disease or related comorbidities. Performing a successful surgery, pharmacotherapy, and increase of bypass patency rate remains a serious challenge. AIM: This study aims to analyse the patient characteristics undergoing CABG and evaluation of their drug utilisation rate and daily dosages in the perioperative period...
March 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564356/chinese-research-into-severe-ulcerative-colitis-has-increased-in-quantity-and-complexity
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Cheng-Xin Luo, Zhong-Hui Wen, Yu Zhen, Zhu-Jun Wang, Jing-Xi Mu, Min Zhu, Qin Ouyang, Hu Zhang
AIM: To investigate the current state of research output from Chinese studies into severe ulcerative colitis (SUC) using a bibliometric analysis of publications. METHODS: The contents of the Chinese periodical databases WANFANG, VIP, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure were searched for all papers regarding UC or SUC published in last the 15 years (from 2001 to 2015). The number of publications in each year was recorded to assess the temporal trends of research output...
March 16, 2018: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561192/provider-practice-habits-and-barriers-to-care-in-obesity-management-in-a-large-multicenter-health-system
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Rebecca Simon, Sharon W Lahiri
OBJECTIVE: To identify provider recommendations and barriers in obesity management in a multicenter academic health system with extensive weight-loss management resources. METHODS: A 26-question online survey was sent to attending physicians, trainees, and advanced practice providers in primary care specialties (internal medicine, family medicine, women's health) and endocrinology. RESULTS: The survey response rate was 26% (111/430). Of respondents, 50% were internal medicine, 24% family medicine, 16% women's health, and 9% endocrinology...
April 2018: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535735/epstein-barr-virus-smooth-muscle-tumors-as-manifestation-of-primary-immunodeficiency-disorders
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REVIEW
Thomas Magg, Tilmann Schober, Christoph Walz, Julia Ley-Zaporozhan, Fabio Facchetti, Christoph Klein, Fabian Hauck
Epstein-Barr virus positive (EBV+ ) smooth muscle tumors (SMTs) constitute a very rare oncological entity. They usually develop in the context of secondary immunodeficiency caused by human immunodeficiency virus infection or immunosuppressive treatment after solid organ transplantation. However, in a small fraction of predominantly pediatric patients, EBV+ SMTs may occur in patients with primary immunodeficiency disorders (PIDs), such as GATA2 and CARMIL2 deficiency. In secondary immunodeficiencies and when the underlying condition can not be cured, the treatment of EBV+ SMTs is based on surgery in combination with antiretroviral and reduced or altered immunosuppressive pharmacotherapy, respectively...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521682/small-bowel-bleeding-cause-and-the-role-of-endoscopy-and-medical-therapy
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Stefania Chetcuti Zammit, Reena Sidhu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The objective is to provide an overview on the cause of small bowel bleeding. We discuss the role of small bowel endoscopy in the management of small bowel bleeding and provide an outline of pharmacotherapy that can be additionally beneficial. RECENT FINDINGS: Small bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) is the initial diagnostic investigation of choice in small bowel bleeding. Computed tomography (CT) can be helpful in the context of small bowel tumours...
May 2018: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517567/utilizing-patient-e-learning-in-an-intervention-study-on-preoperative-smoking-cessation
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Jean Wong, Raviraj Raveendran, Junior Chuang, Zeev Friedman, Mandeep Singh, Jayadeep Patras, David T Wong, Frances Chung
BACKGROUND: Patients who smoke put themselves at increased risk for serious surgical complications, yet it is not currently routine practice to educate patients about the risk of complications due to smoking. Computer-based smoking cessation programs are increasingly being utilized in the general population and may overcome some of the barriers such as lack of time, knowledge, and training to provide interventions. Our objective was to develop and implement a patient e-learning program designed for surgical patients as part of a multifaceted program aimed at assisting them to quit smoking and to determine the factors cross-sectionally and longitudinally associated with abstinence...
May 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29508636/emerging-pharmacotherapies-for-the-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Alessandro Capucci, Laura Cipolletta, Federico Guerra, Irene Giannini
The main aim of current research on the field of atrial fibrillation (AF) treatment is to find new antiarrhythmic drugs with less side effects. Areas covered: Dronedarone and vernakalant showed promising result in term of efficacy and safety in selected patients. Ranolazine and colchicine are obtaining a role as a potential antiarrhythmic drug. Ivabradine is used in experimental studies for the rate control of AF. Moreover, new compounds (vanoxerine, moxonidine, budiodarone) are still under investigation. Monoclonal antibodies or selective antagonist of potassium channel are under investigation for long term maintenance of sinus rhythm...
March 2018: Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504049/future-pharmacotherapy-for-obesity-new-anti-obesity-drugs-on-the-horizon
#20
REVIEW
Gitanjali Srivastava, Caroline Apovian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Obesity is a global health crisis with detrimental effects on all organ systems leading to worsening disease state and rising costs of care. Persons with obesity failing lifestyle therapies need to be escalated to appropriate pharmacological treatment modalities, medical devices, and/or bariatric surgery if criteria are met and more aggressive intervention is needed. The progression of severe obesity in the patient population coupled with related co-morbidities necessitates the development of novel therapies for the treatment of obesity...
March 5, 2018: Current Obesity Reports
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