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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935987/patient-reported-treatment-satisfaction-with-rivaroxaban-for-stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation-a-french-observational-study-the-safari-study
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Olivier Hanon, Edouard Chaussade, Pierre Gueranger, Elise Gruson, Sabrina Bonan, Alain Gay
BACKGROUND: For antithrombotic treatments, Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) and patient satisfaction with treatment are essential data for physicians because of the strong relationship between patient satisfaction and adherence to treatment. The impact of rivaroxaban on patient satisfaction and quality of life was not sufficiently documented in phase III studies. There is a need for further data in this field especially in real life conditions. METHODS: The SAFARI study is composed of patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF), previously treated with vitamin K antagonist (VKA) and switched to rivaroxaban...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935442/psychosis-after-switch-in-opioid-maintenance-agonist-and-risperidone-induced-pisa-syndrome-two-critical-incidents-in-the-treatment-of-a-patient-with-dual-diagnosis
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Manuel Sutter, Marc Walter, Kenneth M Dürsteler, Johannes Strasser, Marc Vogel
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Dual diagnosis commonly occurs among patients with an opioid use disorder. Treatment is ideally performed in an integrated fashion. We present a case which illustrates the complex and challenging psychiatric and medical therapy of such patients in the light of the literature. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report on a 56-year old patient diagnosed with schizophrenia and opioid dependence that suffered both from a risperidone-induced Pisa syndrome and, three years later, an acute psychosis after switching the opioid substitution medication from methadone to slow-release oral morphine due to QT-prolongation...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Dual Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935164/kaolin-activated-thromboelastography-and-standard-coagulation-assays-in-cyanotic-and-acyanotic-infants-undergoing-complex-cardiac-surgery-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Alessandra Rizza, Zaccaria Ricci, Chiara Pezzella, Isabella Favia, Giovina Di Felice, Marco Ranucci, Paola Cogo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Several studies report the use of thromboelatography (TEG) to monitor coagulation in pediatric cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to compare baseline and intraoperative TEG, TEG-functional fibrinogen, and standard coagulation assays in children with cyanotic and acyanotic congenital heart disease (CHD) undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study of 63 children aged <24 months undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)...
December 9, 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932352/local-vascular-gene-therapy-with-apolipoprotein-a-i-to-promote-regression-of-atherosclerosis
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Bradley K Wacker, Nagadhara Dronadula, Jingwan Zhang, David A Dichek
OBJECTIVE: Gene therapy, delivered directly to the blood vessel wall, could potentially prevent atherosclerotic lesion growth and promote atherosclerosis regression. Previously, we reported that a helper-dependent adenoviral (HDAd) vector expressing apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) in carotid endothelium of fat-fed rabbits reduced early (4 weeks) atherosclerotic lesion growth. Here, we tested whether the same HDAd-delivered to the existing carotid atherosclerotic lesions-could promote regression...
December 8, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932339/predictors-of-treatment-failure-on-second-line-antiretroviral-therapy-among-adults-in-northwest-ethiopia-a-multicentre-retrospective-follow-up-study
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Adino Tesfahun Tsegaye, Mamo Wubshet, Tadesse Awoke, Kefyalew Addis Alene
BACKGROUND: The number of patients using second-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) has increased over time. In Ethiopia, 1.5% of HIV infected patients on ART are using a second-line regimen and little is known about its effect in this setting. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the rate and predictors of treatment failure on second-line ART among adults living with HIV in northwest Ethiopia. SETTING: An institution-based retrospective follow-up study was conducted at three tertiary hospitals in northwest Ethiopia from March to May 2015...
December 8, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932144/inhibition-of-jak3-and-pkc-via-immunosuppressive-drugs-tofacitinib-and-sotrastaurin-inhibits-proliferation-of-human-b-lymphocytes-in%C3%A2-vitro
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M N Martina, M J Ramirez Bajo, E Bañon-Maneus, D Moya Rull, N Hierro-Garcia, I Revuelta, J M Campistol, J Rovira, F Diekmann
BACKGROUND: Antibody-mediated response in solid organ transplantation is critical for graft dysfunction and loss. The use of immunosuppressive agents partially inhibits the B-lymphocyte response leading to a risk of acute and chronic antibody-mediated rejection. This study evaluated the impact of JAK3 and PKC inhibitors tofacitinib (Tofa) and sotrastaurin (STN), respectively, on B-cell proliferation, apoptosis, and activation in vitro. METHODS: Human B cells isolated from peripheral blood of healthy volunteers were cocultured with CD40 ligand-transfected fibroblasts as feeder cells in the presence of interleukin (IL) 2, IL-10, and IL-21...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930536/the-effect-of-sequential-therapy-for-postmenopausal-women-with-osteoporosis-a-prisma-compliant-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Shenghan Lou, Houchen Lv, Guoqi Wang, Zhirui Li, Ming Li, Licheng Zhang, Peifu Tang
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis, more likely to occur in postmenopausal women, is a chronic condition that usually requires a long-term treatment strategy, but the use of either antiresorptive or anabolic drugs should be limited to 18 to 24 months. Discontinuing antiosteoporosis drugs may result in rapidly declining bone mineral density (BMD). Therefore, many patients are treated with the sequential use of 2 or more drugs. However, whether switching treatment from anabolic to antiresorptive drugs or the reverse could maintain or further increase BMD; and whether the sequential therapy could outperform the monotherapy under the same treatment duration still remains unclear...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928779/how-antibiotics-should-be-prescribed-to-hospitalized-elderly-patients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Forest W Arnold
Elderly patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) should be administered antimicrobials in the emergency department prior to transfer to the ward or intensive care unit (ICU). For ward patients, a β-lactam with a macrolide or a respiratory fluoroquinolone alone should be given to cover typical and atypical pathogens. For ICU patients, a β-lactam with either a macrolide or a fluoroquinolone should be given. Other regimens are indicated if methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a concern...
December 7, 2016: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925349/hepatitis-c-viremia-reversibly-maintains-subset-of-antigen-specific-t-bet-tissue-like-memory-b-cells
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Li-Yuan Chang, Yonghai Li, David E Kaplan
BACKGROUND: Chronic antigen exposure and/or aging increases the frequency of T-box expressed in T cells (T-bet)-expressing B-lymphocytes in mice. The frequency and significance of B-cell T-bet expression during chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection in human subjects has never been described. METHODS: Healthy controls, cirrhotic and non-cirrhotic HCV-infected patients, and non-HCV patients with cirrhosis were recruited. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells were phenotyped for expression of T-bet and related markers by flow cytometry...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923701/prognostic-significance-of-repeat-biopsy-in-lupus-nephritis-histopathologic-worsening-and-a-short-time-between-biopsies-is-associated-with-significantly-increased-risk-for-end-stage-renal-disease-and-death
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Cristina Arriens, Sixia Chen, David R Karp, Ramesh Saxena, Kamalanathan Sambandam, Eliza Chakravarty, Judith A James, Joan T Merrill
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Approximately half of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) develop lupus nephritis (LN), a major cause of morbidity and early mortality in that disease. Prolonged renal inflammation is associated with irreversible kidney damage which confers a 30% risk of end stage renal disease (ESRD), making early, aggressive treatment mandatory. Failure to achieve therapeutic response or recurrence of renal flare often prompts repeat biopsy. However, the role of repeat biopsy in determining long-term renal prognosis remains controversial...
December 3, 2016: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920984/staphylococcus-lugdunensis-endocarditis-with-destruction-of-the-ventricular-septum-and-multiple-native-valves
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Celestine Ishiekwene, Monica Ghitan, Margaret Kuhn-Basti, Edward Chapnick, Yu Shia Lin
Staphylococcus lugdunensis (S. lugdunensis) is a coagulase negative staphylococcus (CoNS) that can cause destructive infective endocarditis. S. lugdunensis, unlike other CoNS, should be considered to be a pathogen. We report the first case of S. lugdunensis endocarditis causing ventricular septal defect and destruction of the aortic and mitral valves. A 53-year-old male with morbid obesity and COPD presented with intermittent fever and progressive shortness of breath for 2 weeks. Chest examination showed bilateral basal crepitations, and a grade 2 systolic murmur along the right sternal border...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920143/targeting-immune-suppression-in-cancer
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Researchers have figured out a way to switch the immunosuppressive phenotype of tumor-associated macrophages to one that's immunostimulatory. By inhibiting PI3Kγ in these macrophages, they significantly suppressed tumor growth in mice; when anti-PD-1 therapy was added to PI3Kγ inhibition, complete and sustained tumor eradication was observed in many cases.
December 2016: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920019/personalized-diabetes-management-using-electronic-medical-records
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Dimitris Bertsimas, Nathan Kallus, Alexander M Weinstein, Ying Daisy Zhuo
OBJECTIVE: Current clinical guidelines for managing type 2 diabetes do not differentiate based on patient-specific factors. We present a data-driven algorithm for personalized diabetes management that improves health outcomes relative to the standard of care. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We modeled outcomes under 13 pharmacological therapies based on electronic medical records from 1999 to 2014 for 10,806 patients with type 2 diabetes from Boston Medical Center...
December 5, 2016: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919365/longitudinal-treatment-patterns-among-us-patients-with-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-or-familial-hypercholesterolemia-initiating-lipid-lowering-pharmacotherapy
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James P Burke, Ross J Simpson, Carly J Paoli, Jeffrey T McPheeters, Shravanthi R Gandra
BACKGROUND: The most recent American College of Cardiology-American Heart Association guidelines recommend high-dose statin therapy for most patients with confirmed atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and patients with high cardiovascular risk. There is limited information regarding long-term treatment patterns among these patients. OBJECTIVE: To examine longitudinal treatment modifications in patients with ASCVD or familial hypercholesterolemia (FH)...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919177/economic-burden-of-inadequate-symptom-control-among-us-commercially-insured-irritable-bowel-syndrome-patients-with-diarrhea
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Jessica L Buono, Kush Mathur, Amelia J Averitt, David A Andrae
AIMS: To assess healthcare resource use and costs among irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with diarrhea (IBS-D) patients with and without evidence of inadequate symptom control on current prescription therapies and estimate incremental all-cause costs associated with inadequate symptom control. METHODS: IBS-D patients aged ≥18 years with ≥1 medical claim for IBS (ICD-9-CM 564.1x) and either ≥2 claims for diarrhea (ICD-9-CM 787.91, 564.5x), or ≥1 claim for diarrhea plus ≥1 claim for abdominal pain (ICD-9-CM 789...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918612/generalized-semiparametric-varying-coefficient-model-for-longitudinal-data-with-applications-to-adaptive-treatment-randomizations
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Li Qi, Yanqing Sun, Peter B Gilbert
This article investigates a generalized semiparametric varying-coefficient model for longitudinal data that can flexibly model three types of covariate effects: time-constant effects, time-varying effects, and covariate-varying effects. Different link functions can be selected to provide a rich family of models for longitudinal data. The model assumes that the time-varying effects are unspecified functions of time and the covariate-varying effects are parametric functions of an exposure variable specified up to a finite number of unknown parameters...
December 5, 2016: Biometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918219/a-new-treatment-regimen-with-high-dose-and-fractioned-immunoglobulin-in-a-special-subgroup-of-severe-and-dependent-cidp-patients
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Rabab Debs, Pauline Reach, Corina Cret, Sophie Demeret, Samir Saheb, Thierry Maisonobe, Karine Viala
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is treated with intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIg), corticosteroids or plasma exchange (PE). IVIg dosage is not universal and markers for treatment management are needed. METHODS: We report the response to high-dose and fractioned IVIg in a subgroup of definite CIDP patients, resistant to corticosteroids and PE, responders to IVIg but with an efficacy window <15 days. RESULTS: Four patients were included with similar predominantly clinical motor form and conduction abnormalities...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918105/resveratrol-inhibits-proliferation-invasion-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-by-increasing-mir-200c-expression-in-hct-116-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Fatemeh Karimi Dermani, Massoud Saidijam, Razieh Amini, Ali Mahdavinezhad, Korosh Heydari, Rezvan Najafi
OBJECTIVE: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common malignancies, associated with high rates of relapse. A notable challenge in treatment is low response rate to current therapies for advanced CRC. The miR-200c plays an essential role in tumor suppression by inhibiting epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine, reveals anti-cancer properties in several types of cancers such as CRC. The aim of current study was to evaluate the effects of resveratrol on proliferation, apoptosis and invasion of HCT-116 cells and also expression of EMT-related genes in presences or absence of miR-200c...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918005/a-review-of-melasma-treatment-focusing-on-laser-and-light-devices
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Janet Y Li, Elizabeth Rc Geddes, Deanne M Robinson, Paul M Friedman
Melasma is a pigmentary disorder of unclear etiology with numerous treatment options and high recurrence rates. Laser and light therapies may be utilized cautiously as second- or third-line options for recalcitrant melasma, but low-energy settings are preferred due to the risk of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation and melasma stimulation. Commonly used lasers include the low-fluence 1064-nm Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser, nonablative fractionated lasers, and intense pulsed light. Strict sun protection, concomitant use of bleaching agents, and maintenance treatments are necessary...
December 2016: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917710/peri-procedural-anticoagulation-in-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-review
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Dimitrios A Vrachatis, Georgios Giannopoulos, Charalambos Kossyvakis, Panagopoulou Vasiliki, Manolis Vavuranakis, Theodore G Papaioannou, Stamatina Pagoni, Vlasios N Pyrgakis, Michael W Cleman, Spyridon G Deftereos
Catheter ablation for rhythm control in atrial fibrillation has been recognized as an established treatment. Patients with atrial fibrillation suffer from an increased risk from thromboembolic events. Long-term stroke risk and mortality has been shown to be reduced after catheter ablation, still the procedure per se is associated with an additive peri-procedural thromboembolic risk. Maintenance of the thrombotic - bleeding equilibrium in such patients during interventional procedures is compelling. Lack of data from randomized studies along with the recent introduction of novel oral anticoagulants in clinical practice has resulted in a wide variance of antithrombotic treatment approaches...
December 5, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
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