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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343293/pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-considerations-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-ibrutinib-idelalisib-and-venetoclax
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Madeline Waldron, Allison Winter, Brian T Hill
Management of chronic lymphocytic leukemia has changed markedly over the last several years with the emergence of several novel oral agents targeting B-cell receptor and Bcl-2 signaling pathways. For patients requiring treatment, ibrutinib, idelalisib, and venetoclax offer unique clinical benefits with a different set of therapeutic considerations compared with traditional parenteral therapy. Despite the conveniences afforded by oral therapy, these agents also carry unique logistical obstacles. Drug interactions with agents that are metabolized via the cytochrome P450 3A4 pathway are possible with all three agents...
March 25, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343274/predictive-score-of-haematological-toxicity-in-patients-treated-with-linezolid
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J González-Del Castillo, F J Candel, R Manzano-Lorenzo, L Arias, E J García-Lamberechts, F J Martín-Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: The aims of our study were to determine the factors associated with developing haematological toxicity (HT) in patients taking linezolid (LZD), to develop a predictive model of HT in these patients, and to evaluate factors associated with 30-day mortality. METHODS: This was an observational retrospective cohort study of patients treated for at least 5 days with LDZ in 2015. Demographic, clinical and analytical data were collected. Development of HT was defined as a 25% platelet count decrease between the basal count and the 1-week lab test...
March 25, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343250/apparent-diffusion-coefficient-changes-predict-survival-after-intra-arterial-bevacizumab-treatment-in-recurrent-glioblastoma
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Naveen Galla, Gloria Chiang, Shamik Chakraborty, Ranjodh Singh, A John Tsiouris, John Boockvar, Ilhami Kovanlikaya
PURPOSE: Superselective intra-arterial cerebral infusion (SIACI) of bevacizumab (BV) has emerged as a novel therapy in the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma (GB). This study assessed the use of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in predicting length of survival after SIACI BV and overall survival in patients with recurrent GB. METHODS: Sixty-five patients from a cohort enrolled in a phase I/II trial of SIACI BV for treatment of recurrent GB were retrospectively included in this analysis...
March 25, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343225/clinical-trial-of-vadadustat-in-patients-with-anemia-secondary-to-stage-3-or-4-chronic-kidney-disease
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Edouard R Martin, Mark T Smith, Bradley J Maroni, Qing C Zuraw, Emil M deGoma
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic options for the treatment of anemia secondary to chronic kidney disease (CKD) remain limited. Vadadustat (AKB-6548) is an oral hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl-hydroxylase domain (HIF-PHD) inhibitor that is being investigated for the treatment of anemia secondary to CKD. METHODS: A phase 2a, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-ranging trial (NCT01381094) was undertaken in adults with anemia secondary to CKD stage 3 or 4...
March 25, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343186/-profile-of-adults-suffering-from-copd-in-poland
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Marcin Nowak, Mateusz Jankowski, Grzegorz M Brożek, Szymon Skoczyński, Patrycja Rzepka-Wrona, Ewa Pierzchała, Jan E Zejda, Władysław Pierzchała
INTRODUCTION: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common chronic diseases in adults. It is estimated, that in Poland around two million people suffer from COPD. THE AIM: The aim of this study, was to characterize population of patients with COPD in Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study, established and coordinated by the Polish Respiratory Society, included a representative sample of 500 GPs where were asked to fill questionnaires on diagnosis and treatment of their COPD patients...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343153/de-garengeot-s-hernia-an-unusual-case-on-call
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Madeline Moore, Bassem Amr
De Garengeot's hernia is defined as a femoral hernia that contains the appendix. Owing to the extreme rarity of de Garengeot's hernia, it could represent a diagnostic challenge; however, it should remain in the differential diagnosis, particularly in this patient demographic. A female patient aged 96 years, who presented as an emergency with acute right iliac fossa pain, was found to have de Garengeot's hernia. The diagnosis was made intraoperatively, where she was treated with an appendicectomy and repair of the hernia defect...
March 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343151/gastric-outlet-obstruction-an-unusual-case-of-primary-duodenal-tuberculosis
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Sanket Kalpande, Jayashri Sanjay Pandya, Ajeet Tiwari, Devbrata Adhikari
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis is a major health problem worldwide. Gastrointestinal tuberculosis presenting as isolated involvement of the duodenum is a rare case. CASE PRESENTATION: A 13 year male, presented with features of gastric outlet obstruction. CT enterography scan showed circumferential mural thickening in first and second part of duodenal junction causing luminal narrowing. Upper GI endoscopy confirmed the narrowing of D1-D2 junction. Duodenal biopsy showed duodenitis with negative result for AFB stain, Helicobacter Pylori...
March 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343139/oxytocin-in-corticosterone-induced-chronic-stress-model-focus-on-adrenal-gland-function
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Dušanka Stanić, Bosiljka Plećaš-Solarović, Duško Mirković, Predrag Jovanović, Slađana Dronjak, Bojan Marković, Tea Đorđević, Svetlana Ignjatović, Vesna Pešić
Chronic stress conditions can lead to considerable and extensible changes in physiological and psychological performances, and in emergence of risk for various somatic diseases. On the other hand, the neuropeptide oxytocin is reported to increase the resistance of the organism to stress and modulate activity of autonomic nervous system. Chronic corticosterone administration is used as a rat model for a state observed in terms of chronic stress exposure, when negative feedback mechanism of hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis activity is disrupted...
March 10, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343114/seeing-through-the-public-health-smoke-screen-in-drug-policy
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Joanne Csete, Daniel Wolfe
In deliberations on drug policy in United Nations fora, a consensus has emerged that drug use and drug dependence should be treated primarily as public health concerns rather than as crimes. But what some member states mean by "public health approach" merits scrutiny. Some governments that espouse treating people who use drugs as "patients, not criminals" still subject them to prison-like detention in the name of drug-dependence treatment or otherwise do not take measures to provide scientifically sound treatment and humane social support to those who need them...
March 23, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343051/tolerability-of-cariprazine-in-the-treatment-of-acute-bipolar-i-mania-a-pooled-post-hoc-analysis-of-3-phase-ii-iii-studies
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Willie Earley, Suresh Durgam, Kaifeng Lu, Marc Debelle, István Laszlovszky, Eduard Vieta, Lakshmi N Yatham
BACKGROUND: Atypical antipsychotics have broad-spectrum efficacy against core symptoms of acute mania/mixed states in bipolar disorder; however, they are associated with clinically significant adverse effects (AEs). METHODS: This post hoc analysis evaluated the safety and tolerability of the atypical antipsychotic cariprazine in the treatment of adult patients with acute manic/mixed episodes of bipolar I disorder. Data were taken from three 3-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, flexible-dose trials of cariprazine 3-12mg/d...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343045/cervical-disc-arthroplasty-do-conflicts-of-interest-influence-the-outcome-of-clinical-studies
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REVIEW
Ankur S Narain, Fady Y Hijji, Kelly H Yom, Krishna T Kudaravalli, Kern Singh
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) is an emerging technique for the treatment of cervical degenerative disease. Multiple studies have investigated the outcomes of CDA, particularly in comparison to cervical arthrodesis techniques such as anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). As many entities have financial interests in CDA implants, it is imperative to consider the influence of conflicts of interest on the results of studies investigating the efficacy of CDA...
March 22, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343013/inflammatory-muscle-disease-a-new-landscape
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Alain Meyer, Béatrice Lannes, Joëlle Goetz, Andoni Echaniz-Laguna, Dan Lipsker, Laurent Arnaud, Thierry Martin, Jacques Eric Gottenberg, Bernard Geny, Jean Sibilia
Greater accuracy in clinical descriptions combined with advances in muscle histology and immunology have established that inflammatory muscle diseases (IMDs) resemble inflammatory joint diseases in that they constitute a highly heterogeneous group of conditions. The topographic distribution, severity, and tempo of onset vary widely, and the histological findings distinguish at least five different profiles, which may reflect different pathophysiological processes. Most IMDs are connective tissue diseases that can affect multiple organs, among which the most common targets are the skin, joints, and lungs...
March 22, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342996/induction-of-neuroendocrine-differentiation-in-prostate-cancer-cells-by-dovitinib-tki-258-and-its-therapeutic-implications
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Shalini S Yadav, Jinyi Li, Jennifer A Stockert, Bryan Herzog, James O'Connor, Luis Garzon-Manco, Ramon Parsons, Ashutosh K Tewari, Kamlesh K Yadav
Prostate cancer (PCa) remains the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in American men with an estimated mortality of more than 26,000 in 2016 alone. Aggressive and metastatic tumors are treated with androgen deprivation therapies (ADT); however, the tumors acquire resistance and develop into lethal castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). With the advent of better therapeutics, the incidences of a more aggressive neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NEPC) variant continue to emerge. Although de novo occurrences of NEPC are rare, more than 25% of the therapy-resistant patients on highly potent new-generation anti-androgen therapies end up with NEPC...
March 23, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342992/estimating-removals-of-contaminants-of-emerging-concern-from-wastewater-treatment-plants-the-critical-role-of-wastewater-hydrodynamics
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Zeina Baalbaki, Tamanna Sultana, Chris Metcalfe, Viviane Yargeau
Accurate data is needed to evaluate the capacity of wastewater treatments plants (WWTPs) to remove contaminants of emerging concern (CECs). The variability of CEC removals reported in the literature has raised questions about the methods used to estimate removals. In this study, we used the recently proposed "fractionated approach" to account for the influence of hydrodynamics in WWTPs and applied this method for estimating the removal of 23 target CECs. Data on the conductivity and temperature of wastewater at two WWTPs were used to determine the hydraulic model that best described the flow regime of treatment units...
March 19, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342853/thyroid-hormone-promotes-differentiation-of-colon-cancer-stem-cells
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Annunziata Gaetana Cicatiello, Raffaele Ambrosio, Monica Dentice
Tumor formation and maintenance depend on a small fraction of cancer stem cells (CSCs) that can self-renew and generate a wide variety of differentiated cells. CSCs are resistant to chemotherapy and radiation, and can represent a reservoir of cancer cells that often cause relapse after treatment. Evidence suggests that CSCs also give rise to metastases. Thyroid hormone (TH) controls a variety of biological processes including the development and functioning of most adult tissues. Recent years has seen the emergence of an intimate link between TH and multiple steps of tumorigenesis...
March 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342764/ketamine-as-a-rapid-acting-agent-for-suicidal-ideation-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Francesco Bartoli, Ilaria Riboldi, Cristina Crocamo, Carmen Di Brita, Massimo Clerici, Giuseppe Carrà
The current systematic review and meta-analysis aimed at exploring acute effects of intravenous (IV) ketamine, an antagonist of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA), in subjects with current suicidal ideation. We included clinical trials testing a single IV dose of ketamine and assessing changes in suicidal ideation within 4hours after treatment. Meta-analyses based on random-effects models, were carried out generating pooled standardized mean differences (SMDs) between endpoint and baseline scores. Heterogeneity among studies was estimated using the I(2) index...
March 22, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342679/pharmacogenomic-aspects-of-bipolar-disorder-an-update
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M Budde, D Degner, J Brockmöller, T G Schulze
The hopes for readily implementable precision medicine are high. For many complex disorders, such as bipolar disorder, these hopes critically hinge on tangible successes in pharmacogenetics of treatment response or susceptibility to adverse events. In this article, we review the current state of pharmacogenomics of bipolar disorder including latest results from candidate genes and genome-wide association studies. The majority of studies focus on response to lithium treatment. Although a host of genes has been studied, hardly any replicated findings have emerged so far...
March 22, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342663/intramural-coronary-hematoma-a-complex-three-dimensional-entity-multimodality-assessment
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Iván J Núñez-Gil, Mauro Echavarría-Pinto, Gisela Feltes, Antonio Fernández-Ortiz
A 62-year-old woman was admitted with chest pain of two hours' duration, ECG changes in the precordial leads and left ventricular ejection fraction of 30% on the echocardiogram. Emergent catheterization demonstrated severe flow disturbance in the left coronary artery. An intra-aortic balloon pump and a drug-eluting stent were implanted. However, the flow disturbance persisted. Optical coherence tomography followed by intravascular ultrasound provided crucial data on the mechanism and helped to optimize treatment in this critical patient...
March 22, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342561/a-strategic-document-as-a-tool-for-implementing-change-lessons-from-the-merger-creating-the-south-east-health-region-in-norway
#19
Tarald Rohde, Hans Torvatn
In 2007, the Norwegian Parliament decided to merge the two largest health regions in the country: the South and East Health Regions became the South-East Health Region (SEHR). In its resolution, the Parliament formulated strong expectations for the merger: these included more effective hospital services in the Oslo metropolitan area, freeing personnel to work in other parts of the country, and making treatment of patients more coherent. The Parliamentary resolution provided no specific instructions regarding how this should be achieved...
March 6, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342384/utility-and-diagnostic-accuracy-of-bedside-lung-ultrasonography-during-medical-emergency-team-met-activations-for-respiratory-deterioration
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Soumitra Sen, Ghazwan Acash, Akmal Sarwar, Yuxiu Lei, James M Dargin
PURPOSE: We investigated the feasibility and diagnostic accuracy of lung ultrasonography during medical emergency team (MET) activations for respiratory deterioration. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a prospective study of inpatients requiring MET evaluation for respiratory decompensation. A blinded investigator recorded videos of lung and lower extremity ultrasonography. The videos were reviewed by blinded investigators to determine a ultrasonography diagnosis...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
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