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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913244/higher-risk-of-hospitalization-and-serious-infection-among-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis-treated-with-adalimumab-compared-with-infliximab-in-a-nationwide-study
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Siddharth Singh, Nynne Nyboe Andersen, Mikael Andersson, Edward V Loftus, Tine Jess
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We compared the effectiveness and safety of infliximab and adalimumab in biologic-naïve patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), in a nationwide register-based propensity score-matched study of patients in Denmark. METHODS: We collected data from 1719 adults with UC, 15-75 years old, in Denmark who were treated with either infliximab or adalimumab as their first biologic agent. We compared rates of all-cause hospitalization, UC-related hospitalization, major abdominal surgery, and serious infections after a variable 2:1 propensity score matching, accounting for baseline clinical characteristics, disease severity, healthcare use, and use of UC-related medications...
November 29, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912908/childhood-sexual-abuse-and-substance-abuse-a-gender-paradox
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Lil Tonmyr, Margot Shields
We examine associations between childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and substance abuse, the role of mental health indicators as mediators in these associations and whether or not associations differ by gender. Data are from 14,063 respondents aged 18-76 years from the 2004-2005 Canadian Gender, Alcohol, and Culture: An International Study (GENACIS). Multiple logistic regression models were used to examine associations between CSA and substance abuse variables, controlling for socio-demographic factors. Odds were adjusted by indicators of mental health to assess if these variables mediated associations between CSA and substance abuse...
November 29, 2016: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908558/time-varying-risk-for-breast-cancer-following-initiation-of-glucose-lowering-therapy-in-women-with-type-2-diabetes-exploring-detection-bias
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Samantha L Bowker, Mu Lin, Dean T Eurich, Jeffrey A Johnson
OBJECTIVES: To explore detection bias in the association between glucose-lowering therapies and breast cancer in a cohort of women with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: This was a retrospective, population-based cohort study. We identified new users of metformin, sulfonylureas, thiazolidinediones and insulin during the index period of January 1, 2003, to December 31, 2010. The main outcome was incident breast cancer, and patients were followed up from drug exposure index date until death, diagnosis of another type of cancer, termination of medical insurance or December 31, 2010...
November 29, 2016: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907848/fatal-and-non-fatal-overdose-after-narcology-hospital-discharge-among-russians-living-with-hiv-aids-who-inject-drugs
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Alexander Y Walley, Debbie M Cheng, Emily K Quinn, Elena Blokhina, Natalia Gnatienko, Christine E Chaisson, Evgeny Krupitsky, Philip O Coffin, Jeffrey H Samet
OBJECTIVES: Among Russians living with HIV/AIDS who inject drugs, we examined the incidence of fatal and non-fatal overdoses following discharge from a narcology hospital and the associations with more advanced HIV infection. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study of data collected at baseline, 3 and 6 months from HIV-infected patients with a history of injection drug use who were not treated with anti-retroviral therapy. Participants were recruited between 2012-2014 from a narcology (addiction) hospital in St...
November 28, 2016: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906535/schedules-of-controlled-substances-temporary-placement-of-furanyl-fentanyl-into-schedule-i-final-order
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The Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration is issuing this final order to temporarily schedule the synthetic opioid, N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)-N-phenylfuran-2-carboxamide (furanyl fentanyl), and its isomers, esters, ethers, salts and salts of isomers, esters and ethers, into schedule I pursuant to the temporary scheduling provisions of the Controlled Substances Act. This action is based on a finding by the Administrator that the placement of furanyl fentanyl into schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act is necessary to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety...
November 29, 2016: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905999/factors-associated-with-hiv-viral-load-blips-and-the-relationship-between-self-reported-adherence-and-efavirenz-blood-levels-on-blip-occurrence-a-case-control-study
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Aaron Farmer, Xun Wang, Anuradha Ganesan, Robert G Deiss, Brian K Agan, Thomas A O'Bryan, Kevin Akers, Jason F Okulicz
BACKGROUND: The uncertain etiology of HIV viral load (VL) blips may lead to increased use of clinical resources. We evaluated the association of self-reported adherence (SRA) and antiretroviral (ART) drug levels on blip occurrence in US Military HIV Natural History Study (NHS) participants who initiated the single-tablet regimen efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (EFV/FTC/TDF). METHODS: ART-naïve NHS participants started on EFV/FTC/TDF between 2006 and 2013 who achieved VL suppression (<50 copies/mL) within 12 months and had available SRA and stored plasma samples were included...
March 22, 2016: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905987/factors-associated-with-the-first-antiretroviral-therapy-modification-in-older-hiv-1-positive-patients
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Justyna D Kowalska, Joanna Kubicka, Ewa Siwak, Piotr Pulik, Ewa Firląg-Burkacka, Andrzej Horban
BACKGROUND: Rates of first antiretroviral therapy (cART) modifications are high in most observational studies. The age-related differences in treatment duration and characteristics of first cART modifications remain underinvestigated. With increasing proportion of older patients in HIV population it is important to better understand age-related treatment effects. METHODS: Patients were included into this analysis, if being cART naïve at the first visit at the clinic...
January 7, 2016: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905978/schedules-of-controlled-substances-temporary-placement-of-u-47700-into-schedule-i-final-order
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(no author information available yet)
The Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration is issuing this final order to temporarily schedule the synthetic opioid, 3,4-dichloro-N-[2-(dimethylamino)cyclohexyl]-N-methylbenzamide (also known as U-47700), and its isomers, esters, ethers, salts and salts of isomers, esters and ethers, into schedule I pursuant to the temporary scheduling provisions of the Controlled Substances Act. This action is based on a finding by the Administrator that the placement of U-47700 into schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act is necessary to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety...
November 14, 2016: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905161/the-impact-of-co-morbidity-burden-on-appropriate-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-therapy-and-all-cause-mortality-insight-from-danish-nationwide-clinical-registers
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Anne Christine Ruwald, Michael Vinther, Gunnar H Gislason, Jens Brock Johansen, Jens Cosedis Nielsen, Helen Høgh Petersen, Sam Riahi, Christian Jons
AIMS: In a nationwide cohort of primary (PP-ICD) and secondary prevention (SP-ICD) implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients, we aimed to investigate the association between co-morbidity burden and risk of appropriate ICD therapy and mortality. METHODS AND RESULTS: We identified all patients >18 years, implanted with first-time PP-ICD (n = 1873) or SP-ICD (n = 2461) in Denmark from 2007 to 2012. Co-morbidity was identified in administrative registers of hospitalization and drug prescription from pharmacies...
December 1, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903239/gender-differences-in-the-association-between-grip-strength-and-mortality-in-older-adults-results-from-the-kora-age-study
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Marjan Arvandi, Barbara Strasser, Christa Meisinger, Konstantinos Volaklis, Raffaella Matteucci Gothe, Uwe Siebert, Karl-Heinz Ladwig, Eva Grill, Alexander Horsch, Michael Laxy, Annette Peters, Barbara Thorand
BACKGROUND: Reduced muscular strength in the old age is strongly related to activity impairment and mortality. However, studies evaluating the gender-specific association between muscularity and mortality among older adults are lacking. Thus, the objective of the present study was to examine gender differences in the association between muscular strength and mortality in a prospective population-based cohort study. METHODS: Data used in this study derived from the Cooperative Health Research in the Region of Augsburg (KORA)-Age Study...
November 30, 2016: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903083/club-drugs-and-alcohol-abuse-predicted-dropout-and-poor-adherence-among-methadone-maintenance-treatment-patients-in-guangzhou-china
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Di Liu, Jing Gu, Huifang Xu, Chun Hao, Mingxu Jiao, Xiao Zhang, Yuteng Zhao, Babbitt Andrew, Yuantao Hao
Club drugs and alcohol abuse are prevalent among methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) patients. However, little is known about the association between these abuse and treatment outcomes among MMT patients. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of club drugs and alcohol abuse among MMT patients and to investigate the associations between these abuse and treatment outcomes - dropout and poor adherence. In this one-year cohort study conducting in Guangzhou, China, data including background characteristics, club drugs use in the last six months, alcohol use history and treatment-related information was collected...
November 30, 2016: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900733/web-based-self-help-for-problematic-alcohol-use-a-large-naturalistic-study
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Magnus Johansson, Kristina Sinadinovic, Anders Hammarberg, Christopher Sundström, Ulric Hermansson, Sven Andreasson, Anne H Berman
PURPOSE: This observational study examined user characteristics, intervention use patterns, and variables associated with reductions in alcohol consumption for anonymous Internet help-seekers using a Web-based self-help program. METHOD: A Web-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program with eight modules delivered over 10 weeks was offered to participants with at least hazardous use of alcohol according to the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) (n = 4165)...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899498/association-of-visit-to-visit-variability-of-systolic-blood-pressure-with-cardiovascular-disease-and-mortality-in-primary-care-chinese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-retrospective-population-based-cohort-study
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Eric Yuk Fai Wan, Colman Siu Cheung Fung, Esther Yee Tak Yu, Daniel Yee Tak Fong, Julie Yun Chen, Cindy Lo Kuen Lam
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the impact of visit-to-visit variability (VVV) of systolic blood pressure (SBP) on cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality among primary care Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted in 124,105 Chinese adult primary care patients with T2DM and without prior diagnosed CVD from August 2008 to December 2009. The VVV of SBP was evaluated using SDs of SBP over 24 months...
November 29, 2016: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898683/mortality-in-hiv-infected-alcohol-and-drug-users-in-st-petersburg-russia
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Nadia S Fairbairn, Alexander Y Walley, Debbie M Cheng, Emily Quinn, Carly Bridden, Christine Chaisson, Elena Blokhina, Dmitry Lioznov, Evgeny Krupitsky, Anita Raj, Jeffrey H Samet
In Russia, up to half of premature deaths are attributed to hazardous drinking. The respective roles of alcohol and drug use in premature death among people with HIV in Russia have not been described. Criminalization and stigmatization of substance use in Russia may also contribute to mortality. We explored whether alcohol, drug use and risk environment factors are associated with short-term mortality in HIV-infected Russians who use substances. Secondary analyses were conducted using prospective data collected at baseline, 6 and 12-months from HIV-infected people who use substances recruited between 2007-2010 from addiction and HIV care settings in a single urban setting of St...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898070/lipids-lipoprotein-distribution-and-depressive-symptoms-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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K L Ong, M J Morris, R L McClelland, J Maniam, M A Allison, K-A Rye
Previous studies suggest lower concentrations of total and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol to be predictive of depression. We therefore investigated the relationship of lipids and lipoprotein distribution with elevated depressive symptoms (EDS) in healthy men and women from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Participants were followed up over a 9.5-year period. EDS were defined as a Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression (CES-D) score ⩾16 and/or use of antidepressant drugs...
November 29, 2016: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894789/cardiovascular-event-risk-assessment-in-psoriasis-patients-treated-with-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-inhibitors-versus-methotrexate
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Jashin J Wu, Annie Guérin, Murali Sundaram, Katherine Dea, Martin Cloutier, Parvez Mulani
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE: To compare major cardiovascular event risk in psoriasis patients receiving methotrexate or tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitor (TNFi) and to assess TNFi treatment duration impact on major cardiovascular event risk. METHODS: Adult psoriasis patients with ≥2 TNFi or methotrexate prescriptions in the Truven MarketScan Databases (Q1 2000-Q3 2011) were classified as TNFi or methotrexate users...
October 26, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894689/occupational-exposure-to-cytostatic-antineoplastic-drugs-and-cytogenetic-damage-measured-using-the-lymphocyte-cytokinesis-block-micronucleus-assay-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-meta-analysis
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M Villarini, V Gianfredi, S Levorato, S Vannini, T Salvatori, M Moretti
Many studies have reported the occurrence of work-environment contamination by antineoplastic drugs (ANPD), with significant incorporation of trace amounts of these hazardous drugs in hospital personnel. Given the ability of most ANPD to actively bind DNA, thus inducing genotoxic effects, it is of pivotal importance to assess the degree of genotoxic damage (i.e., residual genotoxic risk) in occupationally exposed subjects. The lymphocyte cytokinesis-block micronucleus (L-CBMN) assay is largely used for biological effect monitoring in subjects occupationally exposed to ANPD...
October 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894275/perceived-stress-as-a-risk-factor-for-peptic-ulcers-a-register-based-cohort-study
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Ulrik Deding, Linda Ejlskov, Mads Phillip Kofoed Grabas, Berit Jamie Nielsen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Henrik Bøggild
BACKGROUND: The association between stress and peptic ulcers has been questioned since the discovery of helicobacter pylori. This study examined whether high perceived everyday life stress was associated with an increased risk of either receiving a triple treatment or being diagnosed with a peptic ulcer. METHODS: Cohen's perceived stress scale measured the level of stress in a general health survey in 2010 of 17,525 residents of northern Jutland, Denmark, and was linked with National Danish registers on prescription drugs and hospital diagnoses...
November 28, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894224/comparative-study-of-preparation-of-hazardous-drugs-with-different-closed-system-drug-transfer-devices-by-means-of-simulation-with-fluorescein
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Eva González-Haba Peña, Silvia Manrique Rodríguez, Ana Mª Herranz Alonso, Patricia Pérez Castán, Mónica Moreno Gálvez, Irene Iglesias Peinado, María Sanjurjo Saez
OBJECTIVES: The level of environmental contamination generated during preparation and administration of hazardous drugs using different valve closed-systems and their combinations was compared. The actual impact on the overall time of preparation of cytostatics and the economic cost of the different modalities were also compared. METHODS: Comparative study of the preparation of fluorescein mixtures with different modalities of valve closed-system combinations. Environmental contamination was detected in critical points of connection, and in splashes produced at any other points...
November 1, 2016: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890548/use-of-glucose-lowering-drugs-and-risk-of-fracture-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Jakob Starup-Linde, Søren Gregersen, Morten Frost, Peter Vestergaard
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased risk of hip fracture. The aim of this cohort study was to investigate whether glucose-lowering drugs influence the risk of hip fracture in patients with incident diabetes. METHODS: A study was performed on a cohort of patients with incident type 2 diabetes. Diabetes diagnosis was defined using information from the Danish National Patient Registry and reimbursement information of glucose-lowering drugs from the Register of Medicinal Product Statistics...
November 23, 2016: Bone
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