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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649091/the-penetrance-of-men2-pheochromocytoma-is-not-only-determined-by-ret-mutations
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Frederic Castinetti, Ana Luiza Maia, Mariola Peczkowska, Marta Barontini, Kornelia Hasse-Lazar, Thera P Links, Rodrigo Almeida Toledo, Sarka Dvorakova, Caterina Mian, Maria Joao Bugalho, Stefania Zovato, Maria Alevizaki, Andrei Kvachenyuk, Birke Bausch, Paola Loli, Simona Raluca Bergmann, Attila Patocs, Marija Pfeifer, Fina Biarnes, Ernst von Dobschuetz, Claudio Letizia, Gerlof D Valk, Marcin Barczynski, Malgorzata Czetwertynska, John Tm Plukker, Paola Sartorato, Tomas Zelinka, Petr Vlcek, Svetlana Yaremchuk, Georges Weryha, Letizia Canu, Nelson Wohllk, Frederic Sebag, Martin K Walz, Charis Eng, Hartmut P H Neumann
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN2A) is a rare syndrome which main component is medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). The natural history of MTC is mainly determined by RET mutations. The second main component of MEN2A is pheochromocytoma. The latest American Thyroid Association guidelines suggested ages to begin biological screening for pheochromocytoma depending on RET mutations. However, other factors could modify the natural history of pheochromocytoma. We collected data from a large international cohort, based on 812 patients, and grouped them according to 4 geographical areas: South America, Southern Europe, Central Europe and Western Europe...
June 25, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645619/supporting-and-caring-for-transgender-and-gender-nonconforming-youth-in-the-urology-practice
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REVIEW
L E Conard
INTRODUCTION: Gender identity is a person's internal sense of gender, which may be different than the sex they were assigned at birth. Pediatric urologists are starting to see more transgender and gender non-conforming (TGN) youth and need to be able to provide culturally competent and appropriate care for these patients and their caregivers. This review will discuss common transgender terminology, specific health concerns and treatment options. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A systematic literature review was performed on Medline(®), PubMed(®), and Google Scholar™ for key words transgender, gender dysphoria and gender identity disorder...
June 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641516/updated-regulatory-considerations-for-nanomedicines
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Sankarankutty Subin, Venugopal Vijayan, Jaya Raja Kumar
BACKGROUND: Nanomedicine is a branch which deals with medicinal products, devices, non-biological complex drugs and antibody-nanoparticle conjugates and general health products that are manufactured using nanotechnology. OBJECTIVE: Nanomedicine provide the same efficacies as traditional medicines owing to their improved solubility and bioavailability with reduced dosages. However, there are currently safety concerns due to the difficulties related to nanomaterial characterization; this might be the reason for unawareness of such medicines among the patients...
June 14, 2017: Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632645/management-of-symptomatic-lumbar-disk-herniation-an-international-perspective
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Pravesh S Gadjradj, Mark P Arts, Maurits W van Tulder, Wim J R Rietdijk, Wilco C Peul, Biswadjiet S Harhangi
STUDY DESIGN: A questionnaire survey. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the current practice patterns of surgeons regarding both the surgical and nonsurgical management of lumbar disk herniation (LDH) worldwide and to compare this with the current literature. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Sciatica is a common diagnosis in the general population. Sciatica is most frequently caused by LDH. Multiple surgical techniques and treatment modalities are available to treat LDH, albeit some with small effect sizes or without compelling evidence...
June 19, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627937/the-safety-of-intra-articular-injections-for-the-treatment-of-knee-osteoarthritis-a-critical-narrative-review
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Christelle Nguyen, François Rannou
International guidelines recommend that the management of knee osteoarthritis (OA) combine both nonpharmacological and pharmacological interventions. Intra-articular (IA) therapies are considered part of this multimodal approach and are well-established Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA)-approved treatments. Areas covered. Safety data for knee OA, including IA corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid, platelet-rich plasma and botulinum toxin are critically reviewed, and evidence- and pratice-based measures to improve safety of IA therapies are discussed...
June 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622620/simultaneous-uhplc-uv-analysis-of-hydroxychloroquine-minocycline-and-doxycycline-from-serum-samples-for-the-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-q-fever-and-whipple-s-disease
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Nicholas Armstrong, Magali Richez, Didier Raoult, Eric Chabriere
A fast UHPLC-UV method was developed for the simultaneous analysis of Hydroxychloroquine, Minocycline and Doxycycline drugs from 100μL of human serum samples. Serum samples were extracted by liquid-liquid extraction and injected into a phenyl hexyl reverse phase column. Compounds were separated using a mobile phase linear gradient and monitored by UV detection at 343nm. Chloroquine and Oxytetracycline were used as internal standards. Lower and upper limits of quantifications, as well as the other levels of calibration, were validated with acceptable accuracy (<15% deviation) and precision (<15% coefficient of variation) according to the European Medicines Agency guidelines...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603717/assessment-of-the-risk-to-public-health-due-to-use-of-antimicrobials-in-pigs-an-example-of-pleuromutilins-in-denmark
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Lis Alban, Johanne Ellis-Iversen, Margit Andreasen, Jan Dahl, Ute W Sönksen
Antibiotic consumption in pigs can be optimized by developing treatment guidelines, which encourage veterinarians to use effective drugs with low probability of developing resistance of importance for human health. In Denmark, treatment guidelines for use in swine production are currently under review at the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration. Use of pleuromutilins in swine has previously been associated with a very low risk for human health. However, recent international data and sporadic findings of novel resistance genes suggest a change of risk...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598446/construction-of-multiple-choice-questions-before-and-after-an-educational-intervention
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K Tenzin, T Dorji, T Tenzin
INTRODUCTION: Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan, established in 2014, has ushered in a new era in medical education in Bhutan. Multiple Choice Questions are a common means of written assessment in medical education. METHODS: This was a quasi-experimental study conducted at the Faculty of Postgraduate Medicine, KGUMSB, Thimphu in December 2016. A total of 8 MCQs were prepared by four teaching faculties from different fields who had no prior training on construction of MCQs...
January 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596049/modern-science-for-better-quality-control-of-medicinal-products-towards-global-harmonization-of-3rs-in-biologicals-the-report-of-an-epaa-workshop
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Katrin Schutte, Anna Szczepanska, Marlies Halder, Klaus Cussler, Ursula G Sauer, Catrina Stirling, Sylvie Uhlrich, Iwona Wilk-Zasadna, David John, Martin Bopst, Joerg Garbe, Harrie L Glansbeek, Robin Levis, Pieter-Jan Serreyn, Dean Smith, Paul Stickings
This article summarizes the outcome of an international workshop organized by the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) on Modern science for better quality control of medicinal products: Towards global harmonization of 3Rs in biologicals. As regards the safety testing of biologicals, the workshop participants agreed to actively encourage the deletion of abnormal toxicity tests and target animal batch safety tests from all relevant legal requirements and guidance documents (country-specific guidelines, pharmacopoeia monographs, WHO recommendations)...
June 5, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594475/what-is-safety-miracles-benefit-risk-assessments-and-the-right-to-try
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Lisa M DeTora
Public discourse is full of quick solutions to health care problems like cancer and rare diseases. Among these is Right to Try legislation for experimental therapies. Right to Try legislation is based on the premise that all experimental agents in clinical trials are safe and guaranteed to produce miracles. Unfortunately, this notion is at odds with expert understanding, which indicates that the benefits and risks of drug products can only be understood together and evaluated incrementally and over time. The current manuscript examines why benefit to risk considerations, a lynchpin of the ethical conduct of clinical research since the Nuremberg Code, might be easily elided from public discourse...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593189/formulation-and-development-of-a-validated-uv-spectrophotometric-analytical-method-of-rutin-tablet
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Murad N Abualhasan, Jumana Mansour, Nidal Jaradat, Abdel Naser Zaid, Ibrahim Khadra
Rutin is available in some foods, fruits, and vegetables. It has various beneficial medical effects making it useful in the treatment of various diseases. Rutin is available in different oral dosage forms such as tablets or capsules, widely available in the market. Rutin and many herbal medicines lack quality control due to unavailability of analytical methods. In this study, we formulated rutin tablet and studied its stability using a simple developed analytical method. The dissolution profile of our formulated tablet was also inspected...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592770/dic-an-update-on-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Hideo Wada, Kei Hasegawa, Maki Watanabe
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) was considered to be a fatal disease. However, it has recently been suggested that very early DIC protects the host against microthrombosis and infection localization. Therefore, early treatment of DIC may be contraindicated in patients with sepsis. These factors suggest that the diagnosis and treatment of DIC will gain further importance. The Japanese Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2016 (J-SSCG2016), which include details regarding the management of DIC, have been recently published...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592473/implementing-the-sccm-family-centered-care-guidelines-in-critical-care-nursing-practice
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Maureen Coombs, Kathleen A Puntillo, Linda S Franck, Elizabeth A Scruth, Maurene A Harvey, Sandra M Swoboda, Judy E Davidson
Family-centered care is an important component of holistic nursing practice, particularly in critical care, where the impact on families of admitted patients can be physiologically and psychologically burdensome. Family-centered care guidelines, developed by an international group of nursing, medical, and academic experts for the American College of Critical Care Medicine/Society of Critical Care Medicine, explore the evidence base in 5 key areas of family-centered care. Evidence in each of the guideline areas is outlined and recommendations are made about how critical care nurses can use this information in family-centered care practice...
2017: AACN Advanced Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589536/distinguishing-pathogenic-mutations-from-background-genetic-noise-in-cardiology-the-use-of-large-genome-databases-for-genetic-interpretation
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REVIEW
Jonas Ghouse, Morten W Skov, Robert S Bigseth, Gustav Ahlberg, Jørgen K Kanters, Morten S Olesen
Advances in clinical genetic testing has led to increased insight into the human genome, including how challenging it is to interpret rare genetic variation. In some cases, the ability to detect genetic mutations exceeds the ability to understand their clinical impact, limiting the advantage of these technologies. Obstacles in genomic medicine are many and include: understanding the level of certainty/uncertainty behind pathogenicity determination, the numerous different variant interpretation-guidelines used by clinical laboratories, delivering the certain or uncertain result to the patient, helping patients evaluate medical decisions in light of uncertainty regarding the consequence of the findings...
June 6, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589013/quality-assurance-of-medicines-supplied-to-low-income-and-middle-income-countries-poor-products-in-shiny-boxes
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A Nebot Giralt, B Schiavetti, B Meessen, C Pouget, J M Caudron, B Marchal, P Massat, S Thys, R Ravinetto
OBJECTIVE: In today's context of globalisation of pharmaceutical production and distribution, international and national procurement agencies play a de facto key role in defining the quality of medicines available in sub-Saharan Africa. We evaluated the compliance of a sample of pharmaceutical distributors active in sub-Saharan Africa with the standards of the WHO guideline 'Model Quality Assurance System (WHO MQAS) for procurement agencies', and we investigated factors favouring or hindering the adequate implementation of the guideline...
March 2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588969/it-is-time-to-revise-the-international-good-clinical-practices-guidelines-recommendations-from-non-commercial-north-south-collaborative-trials
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Raffaella Ravinetto, Halidou Tinto, Ermias Diro, Joseph Okebe, Yodi Mahendradhata, Suman Rijal, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Pascal Lutumba, Alain Nahum, Katelijne De Nys, Minne Casteels, Marleen Boelaert
The Good Clinical Practices (GCP) codes of the WHO and the International Conference of Harmonization set international standards for clinical research. But critics argue that they were written without consideration for the challenges faced in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Based on our field experience in LMICs, we developed a non-exhaustive set of recommendations for the improvement of GCP. These cover 3 domains: ethical, legal and operational, and 8 specific issues: the double ethical review of 'externally sponsored' trials; the informed consent procedure in minors and in illiterate people; post-trial access to newly-developed products for the trial communities; the role of communities as key research actors; the definition of sponsor; and the guidance for contractual agreements, laboratory quality management systems, and quality assurance of investigational medicinal products...
November 2016: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585254/use-of-clinical-guidelines-in-cardiology-practice-in-sudan
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Hwaida Elsadig, Marjorie Weiss, Jenny Scott, Raisa Laaksonen
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the views of prescribers in cardiology in Sudan about the use of guidelines in clinical practice and the extent to which guidelines whether national or international can be adopted in clinical practice in Sudan. METHODS: Interviews were conducted with the consultants in 2 of the main cardiac hospitals in Sudan. This was followed by a survey amongst the doctors in the hospitals to examine the views of a larger population of prescribers about the matter investigated...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583164/health-professionals-views-on-the-barriers-and-enablers-to-evidence-based-practice-for-acute-stroke-care-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Leonard Baatiema, Michael E Otim, George Mnatzaganian, Ama de-Graft Aikins, Judith Coombes, Shawn Somerset
BACKGROUND: Adoption of contemporary evidence-based guidelines for acute stroke management is often delayed due to a range of key enablers and barriers. Recent reviews on such barriers focus mainly on specific acute stroke therapies or generalised stroke care guidelines. This review examined the overall barriers and enablers, as perceived by health professionals which affect how evidence-based practice guidelines (stroke unit care, thrombolysis administration, aspirin usage and decompressive surgery) for acute stroke care are adopted in hospital settings...
June 5, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581533/gastrointestinal-complications-and-refeeding-guidelines-in-patients-with-anorexia-nervosa
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REVIEW
Żaneta Malczyk, Joanna Małgorzata Oświęcimska
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is the third most common disorder, after obesity and asthma, in the population of adolescents between 13-18 years of age. Food intake reduction is associated with whole body dysfunction, affecting its physical, psychological and social spheres. As a result of starvation, dysfunction develops in virtually all systems and organs. However, most frequently patients with AN complain of digestive symptoms, such as a feeling of fullness after meals, pain in the upper abdomen, dysphagia, nausea, bloating and constipation...
April 30, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579307/tricuspid-annular-plane-systolic-excursion-in-dogs-with-myxomatous-mitral-valve-disease-with-and-without-pulmonary-hypertension
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H Poser, M Berlanda, M Monacolli, B Contiero, A Coltro, C Guglielmini
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) with or without pulmonary hypertension (PH) and to study the correlations with clinical and echocardiographic parameters. ANIMALS: The study population included 99 dogs with MMVD and tricuspid regurgitation. METHODS: This is a prospective clinical study. All dogs received a transthoracic echocardiographic evaluation, including 2D, M-mode, echo-Doppler, and tissue Doppler measurements...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
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