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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327875/compliance-with-the-prescription-of-antihypertensive-medications-and-blood-pressure-control-in-primary-care
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Mayra Faria Novello, Maria Luiza Garcia Rosa, Ranier Tagarro Ferreira, Icaro Gusmão Nunes, Antonio José Lagoeiro Jorge, Dayse Mary da Silva Correia, Wolney de Andrade Martins, Evandro Tinoco Mesquita
Background: Hypertension is the most prevalent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and its proper control can prevent the high morbidity and mortality associated with this disease. Objective: To assess the degree of compliance of antihypertensive prescriptions with the VI Brazilian Guidelines on Hypertension and the blood pressure control rate in primary care. Methods: Cross-sectional study conducted between August 2011 and November 2012, including 332 adults ≥ 45 years registered in the Family Doctor Program in Niteroi and selected randomly...
February 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326113/factors-that-affect-the-adherence-to-adhd-medications-during-a-treatment-continuation-period-in-children-and-adolescents-a-nationwide-retrospective-cohort-study-using-korean-health-insurance-data-from-2007-to-2011
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Soo-Young Bhang, Young Sook Kwack, Yoo-Sook Joung, Soyoung Irene Lee, Bongseog Kim, Seok Han Sohn, Un-Sun Chung, Jaewon Yang, Minha Hong, Geon Ho Bahn, Hyung-Yun Choi, In Hwan Oh, Yeon Jung Lee, Jun-Won Hwang
OBJECTIVE: Several factors, such as male gender, older age, type of insurance, comorbid conditions, and medication type, have been associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication adherence rates, but the results have been inconsistent. We analyzed data to answer several questions: 1) How old were patients who first refilled their treatment medications used primarily for ADHD, regardless of the medication type? 2) What socio-demographic factors are associated with medication adherence? 3) What medical conditions, such as medication type and comorbid diagnosis, influence adherence? METHODS: We analyzed National Health Insurance data, which comprised continuously enrolled Korean National Medical Insurance children (6-18 years) with at least 2 ADHD prescription claims (January 2008-December 2011)...
March 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325560/long-term-prognosis-of-childhood-absence-epilepsy
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C Martínez-Ferrández, E Martínez-Salcedo, C Casas-Fernández, H Alarcón-Martínez, S Ibáñez-Micó, R Domingo-Jiménez
INTRODUCTION: Childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) is considered easily manageable with medication provided that a strict patient classification system is employed. It accounts for 10% of all childhood epilepsy cases starting before the age of 15 and it is most frequent in school-aged girls. The aim of this study is to analyse long-term outcomes of patients diagnosed with CAE according to the Loiseau and Panayiotopoulos criteria and treated during childhood. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study including 69 patients with CAE who are currently older than 11; data were gathered from medical histories, EEG records, and telephone questionnaires...
March 18, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323747/supporting-a-youth-with-cerebellar-ataxia-into-adolescence
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Veronica Meneses, Zurisadai Gonzalez-Castillo, Veronica B Edgar, Marilyn Augustyn
Zoe, a 13-year-old white girl, presents as a new patient to your pediatric clinic with complaints of frequent emesis, anxiety, and learning problems, and previous diagnosis of cerebellar ataxia. Parents accompany Zoe and state, "it is really hard for her to go out, she gets sick and falls easily." She was born full term by vaginal delivery without complications. Given globally delayed milestones, she received early intervention services. Feeding problems began at infancy, including gastroesophageal reflux and aspiration pneumonia...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316443/low-density-lipoprotein-apheresis-in-a-pediatric-patient-of-familial-hypercholesterolemia-primi-experientia-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-north-india
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Kanchan Dogra, Alpesh Goyal, Rajesh Khadgawat, Yashdeep Gupta, Diptiranjan Rout, Parag Prabhakar Fulzele, Rahul Chaurasia, Poonam Coshic, Kabita Chatterjee
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an autosomal dominant disorder due to mutation of apolipoprotein-B receptor gene causing severe dyslipidemia. Lifestyle modification and medical treatment attenuate the disease progression, but as these fail to control the blood cholesterol levels, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) apheresis comes forth as a treatment option. To the best of our knowledge, the following is the very first case of pediatric FH being treated by LDL-apheresis to be reported from India. A severely malnourished female child presented with yellowish skin lesions over different parts of the body, viz...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316284/facial-cutaneo-mucosal-venous-malformations-can-develop-independently-of-mutation-of-tek-gene-%C3%AF-but-may-be-associated-with-excessive-expression-of-src-and-p-src
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Nabila Brahami, Selvakumar Subramaniam, Moudjahed Saleh Al-Ddafari, Cecile Elkaim, Pierre-Olivier Harmand, Badr-Eddine Sari, Gérard Lefranc, Mourad Aribi
We aimed to search for mutations in the germline and somatic DNA of the TEK gene and to analyze the expression level of Src and phospho-Src (p-Src) in tumor and healthy tissues from patients with facial cutaneo-mucosal venous malformations (VMCM). Eligible patients from twelve families and thirty healthy controls were recruited respectively at the Departments of Stomatology and Oral Surgery, and Transfusion Medicine of Tlemcen University Medical Centre. Immunoblot analyses of Src and p-Src were performed after direct DNA sequencing...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299309/two-siblings-with-the-same-severe-form-of-21-hydroxylase-deficiency-but-different-growth-and-menstrual-cycle-patterns
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Mariarosaria Lang-Muritano, Karine Gerster, Susanna Sluka, Daniel Konrad
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is one of the most frequent autosomal recessive diseases in Europe. Treatment is a challenge for pediatric endocrinologists. Important parameters to judge the outcome are adult height and menstrual cycle. We report the follow-up from birth to adulthood of two Caucasian sisters with salt-wasting CAH due to the same mutation, homozygosity c.290-13A>G (I2 splice), in the 21-hydroxylase gene. Their adherence to treatment was excellent. Our objective was to distinguish the effects of treatment with hydrocortisone (HC) and fludrocortisone (FC) on final height (FH) from constitutional factors...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297620/germline-genetic-predisposition-to-hematologic-malignancy
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Elissa Furutani, Akiko Shimamura
Development of hematologic malignancies is driven by mutations that may be somatic or germline. Availability of next-generation DNA sequencing technologies has facilitated the development of individualized diagnostic evaluations and tailored treatment strategies. Until now, such personalized medical approaches have largely centered on prognostic stratification and treatment strategies informed by acquired somatic mutations. The role of germline mutations in children and adults with hematologic malignancies was previously underappreciated...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296130/determinants-of-quality-of-life-outcomes-for-survivors-of-pediatric-brain-tumors
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Maru Barrera, Eshetu G Atenafu, Fiona Schulte, Ute Bartels, Lillian Sung, Laura Janzen, Joanna Chung, Danielle Cataudella, Kelly Hancock, Amani Saleh, Douglas Strother, Dina McConnell, Andrea Downie, Juliette Hukin, Shayna Zelcer
INTRODUCTION: To describe the quality of life (QOL) of pediatric brain tumor survivors (PBTSs) prospectively and to identify potential medical, personal and family contextual factors associated with QOL. METHODS: Ninety-one PBTSs (8-16 years) who were off treatment and attending a regular classroom participated. Self- and caregiver-proxy-reported on QOL at baseline, 2 and 8 months. At baseline, cognitive, executive function, attention and memory, medical and demographics information were attained...
March 10, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290631/acute-coronary-syndrome-current-treatment
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Timothy L Switaj, Scott R Christensen, Dean M Brewer
Acute coronary syndrome continues to be a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Family physicians need to identify and mitigate risk factors early, as well as recognize and respond to acute coronary syndrome events quickly in any clinical setting. Diagnosis can be made based on patient history, symptoms, electrocardiography findings, and cardiac biomarkers, which delineate between ST elevation myocardial infarction and non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome. Rapid reperfusion with primary percutaneous coronary intervention is the goal with either clinical presentation...
February 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289110/thirty-minute-office-blood-pressure-monitoring-in-primary-care
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Michiel J Bos, Sylvia Buis
PURPOSE: Automated office blood pressure monitoring during 30 minutes (OBP30) may reduce overtreatment of patients with white-coat hypertension in primary health care. OBP30 results approximate those of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, but OBP30 is much more convenient. In this study, we compared OBP30 with routine office blood pressure (OBP) readings for different indications in primary care and evaluated how OBP30 influenced the medication prescribing of family physicians. METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent OBP30 for medical reasons over a 6-month period in a single primary health care center in the Netherlands were enrolled...
March 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286262/intravenous-magnesium-sulfate-for-bronchiolitis-a-randomized-trial
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Khalid Alansari, Rafah Sayyed, Bruce L Davidson, Shahaza Al Jawala, Mohamed Ghadier
BACKGROUND: To determine if intravenous magnesium, useful for severe pediatric asthma, reduces time to medical readiness for discharge in bronchiolitis patients when added to supportive care METHODS: We compared a single dose of 100 mg/kg intravenous magnesium sulfate versus placebo for acute bronchiolitis. Patients received bronchodilator therapy, nebulized hypertonic saline, and 5 days of dexamethasone if there was eczema and/or a family history of asthma. Time to medical readiness for discharge was the primary efficacy outcome...
March 9, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284791/treatment-and-management-of-liver-diseases-by-khmer-traditional-healers-practicing-in-phnom-penh-area-cambodia
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François Chassagne, Eric Deharo, Hieng Punley, Geneviève Bourdy
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Liver disorders are a major health problem in Cambodia, where some patients prefer to seek treatment from traditional healers. The aim of the study was to document the knowledge and practices of these healers in four Southern Cambodian provinces. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An ethnopharmacological survey was carried out from September 2015 to January 2016 in Cambodian urban and rural areas. Thirty-three Khmer traditional healers (KTH) were interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire including socio-demographic data, healer's formation and their professional practice conditions, perception of liver diseases (types and causes of liver disorders, diagnostic methods and symptoms of liver problems), dietary recommendations given to patients, and herbal remedies used to treat them...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282720/precision-medicine-approach-to-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer-advances-in-targeted-drug-therapy-based-on-specific-signaling-pathways
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Hilda Samimi, Parviz Fallah, Alireza Naderi Sohi, Rezvan Tavakoli, Mahmood Naderi, Masoud Soleimani, Bagher Larijani, Vahid Haghpanah
Personalized medicine is a set of diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic approaches in which medical interventions are carried out based on individual patient characteristics. As life expectancy increases in developed and developing countries, the incidence of diseases such as cancer goes up among people in the community. Cancer is a disease that the response to treatment varies from one person to another and also it is costly for individuals, families, and society. Among thyroid cancers, anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) is the most aggressive, lethal and unresponsive form of the disease...
March 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282245/live-with-the-disease-like-you-used-to-before-you-knew-you-were-infected-a-qualitative-study-among-10-year-survivors-living-with-hiv-in-haiti
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Samuel Pierre, Vanessa Riviera, Circee Phara Jean, Marie Jude Jean Louis, Lindsey K Reif, Patrice Severe, Vanessa Rouzier, Warren D Johnson, Jean W Pape, Daniel W Fitzgerald, Margaret L McNairy, Carla Boutin-Foster
In 2003, the Haitian Study Group on Kaposi's Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO), a nonprofit organization, began administering antiretroviral therapy (ART) to its patients. This practice transformed HIV from a fatal disease to a more manageable chronic condition. However, relatively few studies focus on the experiences of survivors. This study provided a unique opportunity to interview patients who survived at least 10 years after being treated with ART at GHESKIO. The goal of the study was to elicit from patients their perspectives on what enabled them to survive with AIDS...
March 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279695/categorization-of-survival-and-death-after-cardiac-arrest
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E A Matthews, J Magid-Bernstein, A Presciutti, A Rodriguez, D Roh, S Park, J Claassen, S Agarwal
BACKGROUND: Most cardiac arrest (CA) patients remain comatose post-resuscitation, prompting goals-of-care (GOC) conversations. The impact of these conversations on patient outcomes has not been well described. METHODS: Patients (n=385) treated for CA in Columbia University ICUs between 2008-2015 were retrospectively categorized into various modes of survival and death based on documented GOC discussions. Patients were deemed "medically unstable" if there was evidence of hemodynamic instability at the time of discussion...
March 6, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265325/overactive-bladder-in-children
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Sophie Ramsay, Stéphane Bolduc
Overactive bladder (OAB) is a highly prevalent disorder in the pediatric population. This condition is especially troublesome for pediatric patients and their families when associated with incontinence, since it negatively affects self-esteem and impairs children's development. From the patient's perspective, urgency and urge incontinence can have a significant impact, negatively affecting their quality of life. For a therapy to have true benefit, changes must not only be statistically significant, but must also be perceived as meaningful by the patient...
January 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262545/generation-of-human-liver-chimeric-mice-with-hepatocytes-from-familial-hypercholesterolemia-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#18
Jiayin Yang, Yu Wang, Ting Zhou, Lai-Yung Wong, Xiao-Yu Tian, Xueyu Hong, Wing-Hon Lai, Ka-Wing Au, Rui Wei, Yuqing Liu, Lai-Hung Cheng, Guichan Liang, Zhijian Huang, Wenxia Fan, Ping Zhao, Xiwei Wang, David P Ibañez, Zhiwei Luo, Yingying Li, Xiaofen Zhong, Shuhan Chen, Dongye Wang, Li Li, Liangxue Lai, Baoming Qin, Xichen Bao, Andrew P Hutchins, Chung-Wah Siu, Yu Huang, Miguel A Esteban, Hung-Fat Tse
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) causes elevation of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in blood and carries an increased risk of early-onset cardiovascular disease. A caveat for exploration of new therapies for FH is the lack of adequate experimental models. We have created a comprehensive FH stem cell model with differentiated hepatocytes (iHeps) from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), including genetically engineered iPSCs, for testing therapies for FH. We used FH iHeps to assess the effect of simvastatin and proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) antibodies on LDL-C uptake and cholesterol lowering in vitro...
March 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256347/right-coronary-dissection-and-left-anterior-descending-thrombus-dual-dilemma-in-a-young-cardiac-arrest-survivor
#19
Holly Morgan, Michael McCann, Alan Whelan, Richard Clugston
BACKGROUND: ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) leading to cardiac arrest is an exceptionally rare occurrence in young adults. Those affected tend to abuse sympathomimetic drugs, have strong family histories, or have a significant burden of cardiac risk factors. Another uncommon cause of STEMI is coronary artery dissection, which overwhelmingly affects middle- and older-aged women with few cardiac risk factors. CASE REPORT: A 22-year-old athlete with no medical history was admitted to our institution post-cardiac arrest with an anterior STEMI and concomitant right coronary dissection...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254515/hereditary-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-and-stroke
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REVIEW
Christian Baastrup Søndergaard, Jørgen Erik Nielsen, Christine Krarup Hansen, Hanne Christensen
Cerebral small vessel disease is considered hereditary in about 5% of patients and is characterized by lacunar infarcts and white matter hyperintensities on MRI. Several monogenic hereditary diseases causing cerebral small vessel disease and stroke have been identified. The purpose of this systematic review is to provide a guide for determining when to consider molecular genetic testing in patients presenting with small vessel disease and stroke. CADASIL, CARASIL, collagen type IV mutations (including PADMAL), retinal vasculopathy with cerebral leukodystrophy, Fabry disease, hereditary cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis, and forkhead box C1 mutations are described in terms of genetics, pathology, clinical manifestation, imaging, and diagnosis...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
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