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A D Cohen, J J Wu, L Puig, S Chimenti, R Vender, M Rajagopalan, R Romiti, C de la Cruz, L Skov, C Zachariae, H S Young, P Foley, J M van der Walt, L Naldi, A Blauvelt
The introduction of biologic drugs for the treatment of patients with psoriasis has revolutionized treatment paradigms and enabled numerous patients to achieve disease control with an acceptable safety profile. However, the high cost of biologics limits access to these medications for the majority of patients worldwide. In recent years, the introduction of biosimilars for inflammatory diseases has become a fast evolving field. The future use of biosimilars offers the potential for decreased cost and increased access to biologic drugs for patients with psoriasis...
June 24, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644910/across-state-lines-fulminant-babesia-microti-infection-in-a-liver-transplant-recipient
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Eric G Meissner, John W McGillicuddy, Jerry Squires, Daniel Skipper, Sally Self, Dan Wray, Erin D Moritz, Susan L Stramer, Satish Nadig
The potential for transmission of Babesia microti by blood transfusion is well recognized. Physicians may be unaware that products used for transfusion may be collected from geographically diverse regions. We describe a liver transplant recipient in South Carolina who likely acquired B. microti infection from a unit of blood collected in Minnesota. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 23, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644221/physician-assistant-dual-employment
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Colette Jeffery, Dawn Morton-Rias, Mary Rittle, James Cannon, Roderick S Hooker
National health workforce supply and demand models help predict requirements built on individual annual productivity assumptions. Dual employment rarely is addressed, yet in 2015, about 13.5% of certified physician assistants (PAs) reported two or more clinical positions. Of PAs working two positions, 44% reported the main reason was to supplement earnings, followed by role variety. The mean number of hours worked by all certified PAs was 40.7 per week and the average number of patients was 75. Dual-employed PAs averaged more than 51 hours and 97 patients per week...
July 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642700/pricing-and-reimbursement-of-biosimilars-in-central-and-eastern-european-countries
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Paweł Kawalec, Ewa Stawowczyk, Tomas Tesar, Jana Skoupa, Adina Turcu-Stiolica, Maria Dimitrova, Guenka I Petrova, Zinta Rugaja, Agnes Männik, Andras Harsanyi, Pero Draganic
Objectives: The aim of this study was to review the requirements for the reimbursement of biosimilars and to compare the reimbursement status, market share, and reimbursement costs of biosimilars in selected Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. Methods: A questionnaire-based survey was conducted between November 2016 and January 2017 among experts from the following CEE countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Romania. The requirements for the pricing and reimbursement of biosimilars were reviewed for each country...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632830/-declaration-of-the-chilean-academy-of-medicine-of-law-20-850-on-clinical-trials-of-pharmaceutical-products-and-medical-devices-and-of-the-bylaw-that-will-regulate-its-application
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Gloría López, Gloría Valdés, Emilio Roessler, Vicente Valdivieso
In Chile, high cost treatments required by selected medical conditions are financed by the State, according to Law 20.850. A bylaw under discussion by the Senate regulates clinical trials, posing complex issues that will endanger local interest in front-line research: 1) The exclusive and mandatory control bestowed to the Institute of Public Health during all stages of the trials and also the surveillance of institutions performing clinical trials, overriding their Clinical Research Review Boards; 2) The 10 year period during which any adverse event is assumed to have been caused by the medication or devise evaluated by the trial, unless the contrary is proven in a judicial process; 3) Individuals submitted to the trials are entitled to free post trial access to the treatment received during the study, financed by the trial supporting entities and as long as the drug or devise is considered to be useful...
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631620/effectiveness-of-pelvic-lead-blanket-to-reduce-the-doses-to-eye-lens-and-hands-of-interventional-cardiologists-and-assistant-nurses
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Włodzimierz Grabowicz, Joanna Karolina Domienik-Andrzejewska, Konrad Masiarek, Tomasz Górnik, Tomasz Grycewicz, Marcin Brodecki, Andrzej Lubiński
The aim of the present study is to analyse quantitatively the potential reduction of the doses to eye lens and the hands of an operator and a nurse by the pelvic lead blanket during coronary angiography (CA) and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) procedures. Thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs) were used to assess dose levels to left eye lens and left and right fingers of both physician and nurses during single procedures performed with or without lead blanket. The measurements were carried out in one medical centre and include dosimetric data from100 procedures...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629957/chemical-hand-warmer-packet-ingestion-a-case-of-elemental-iron-exposure
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Jessica L Weiland, Leighanne K Sherrow, Deepak A Jayant, Kenneth D Katz
For individuals who work outdoors in the winter or play winter sports, chemical hand warmers are becoming increasingly more commonplace because of their convenience and effectiveness. A 32-year-old woman with a history of chronic pain and bipolar disorder presented to the emergency department complaining of a "warm sensation" in her mouth and epigastrium after reportedly ingesting the partial contents of a chemical hand warmer packet containing between 5 and 8 g of elemental iron. She had been complaining of abdominal pain for approximately 1 month and was prescribed unknown antibiotics the previous day...
June 16, 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624906/pathogen-reduction-inactivation-of-products-for-the-treatment-of-bleeding-disorders-what-are-the-processes-and-what-should-we-say-to-patients
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Giovanni Di Minno, David Navarro, Carlo Federico Perno, Mariana Canaro, Lutz Gürtler, James W Ironside, Hermann Eichler, Andreas Tiede
Patients with blood disorders (including leukaemia, platelet function disorders and coagulation factor deficiencies) or acute bleeding receive blood-derived products, such as red blood cells, platelet concentrates and plasma-derived products. Although the risk of pathogen contamination of blood products has fallen considerably over the past three decades, contamination is still a topic of concern. In order to counsel patients and obtain informed consent before transfusion, physicians are required to keep up to date with current knowledge on residual risk of pathogen transmission and methods of pathogen removal/inactivation...
June 18, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624642/drugsemantics-a-corpus-for-named-entity-recognition-in-spanish-summaries-of-product-characteristics
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Isabel Moreno, Ester Boldrini, Paloma Moreda, M Teresa Romá-Ferri
For the healthcare sector, it is critical to exploit the vast amount of textual health-related information. Nevertheless, healthcare providers have difficulties to benefit from such quantity of data during pharmacotherapeutic care. The problem is that such information is stored in different sources and their consultation time is limited. In this context, Natural Language Processing techniques can be applied to efficiently transform textual data into structured information so that it could be used in critical healthcare applications, being of help for physicians in their daily workload, such as: decision support systems, cohort identification, patient management, etc...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624168/antibiotic-prescription-fills-for-acute-conjunctivitis-among-enrollees-in-a-large-united-states-managed-care-network
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Nakul S Shekhawat, Roni M Shtein, Taylor S Blachley, Joshua D Stein
PURPOSE: Antibiotics are seldom necessary to treat acute conjunctivitis. We assessed how frequently patients with newly diagnosed acute conjunctivitis fill prescriptions for topical antibiotics and factors associated with antibiotic prescription fills. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 340 372 enrollees in a large nationwide United States managed care network with newly diagnosed acute conjunctivitis, from 2001 through 2014...
June 14, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621247/-aria-2016-executive-summary-integrated-care-pathways-for-predictive-medicine-across-the-life-cycle
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Ayşe Arzu Yorgancıoğlu, Ömer Kalaycı, Cemal Cingi, Bilun Gemicioğlu, Ali Fuat Kalyoncu, Iogana Agache, Claus Bachert, Anna Bedbrook, George Walter Canonica, Thomas Casale, Alvaro Cruz, Wytsk Ej Fokkens, Peter Hellings, Boleslaw Samolinski, Jean Bousquet
The Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) initiative commenced during a World Health Organization (WHO) workshop in 1999. The initial goals were (i) to propose a new allergic rhinitis classification, (ii) to promote the concept of multi-morbidity in asthma and rhinitis and (iii) to develop guidelines with all stakeholders for global use in all countries and populations. ARIA- disseminated and implemented in over 70 countries globally- is now focusing on the implementation of emerging technologies for individualized and predictive medicine...
March 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620302/adoption-of-biosimilar-infliximab-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-ankylosing-spondylitis-and-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-in-the-eu5-a-budget-impact-analysis-using-a-delphi-panel
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Tim A Kanters, Jelena Stevanovic, Isabelle Huys, Arnold G Vulto, Steven Simoens
Introduction: Introducing biosimilar infliximab for the treatment in rheumatology (rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis) and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) may reduce treatment costs associated with biologics. This study aimed to investigate the budget impact of adopting biosimilar infliximab in five European countries, considering that the budget impact includes the adoption of biosimilar infliximab and the availability of biologic alternatives such as vedolizumab, biosimilar etanercept, biosimilar rituximab, and other relevant factors...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618214/how-to-stop-smoking
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Priyanga Jayakumar, Hema Madhuri Mekala, Rajashekar Reddy Yeruva, Steven Lippmann
Despite the known dangers of cigarette smoking, many smokers do not use effective means for cessation. Smoking-cessation guidelines recommend a variety of psychological and medicinal options that include nicotine-replacement products, pharmaceuticals, and electronic cigarettes. This article describes these smoking-cessation options and provides guidance for physicians.
June 8, 2017: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616545/assessment-of-various-parameters-using-simple-non-invasive-tests-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-diseases-with-or-without-cardiac-rehabilitation
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Takashi Ueda, Shin-Ichiro Miura, Kanta Fujimi, Toshihisa Ishida, Takuro Matsuda, Masaomi Fujita, Yoshiyuki Ura, Kouji Kaino, Maya Sakamoto, Tomoe Horita, Tadaaki Arimura, Yuhei Shiga, Takashi Kuwano, Ken Kitajima, Keijiro Saku
Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) improves cardiac function and exercise capacity in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Simpler techniques are needed for use by physicians in the examination room to assess the usefulness of CR. We enrolled 46 consecutive CVD patients in a CR program (CR group) and prospectively followed them for 3 months. We compared them to 18 age-, gender- and body mass index-matched CVD patients without CR (non-CR group). Various parameters were measured at baseline and after 3 months using 3 simple non-invasive tests: severity of atherosclerosis [arterial velocity pulse index and arterial pressure volume index (API)] were determined using PASESA®, an autonomic nerve total activity amount index and a coefficient of variation of the R-R interval (CVRR) were determined using eHEART®, and peripheral resistance index, pressure rate product, stroke volume and cardiac index were determined using nico®]...
September 2016: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614515/participatory-evaluation-of-the-quality-of-health-information-on-the-internet-the-case-of-dengue-sites
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André de Faria Pereira, Rodolfo Paolucci, Regina Paiva Daumas, Rogério Valls de Souza
The world has witnessed a powerful and radical transformation of social, economic and cultural relationships promoted by the Internet. The Internet provides opportunities for access, dissemination and production of information worldwide. Health, for example, stands out as one of the main areas with information of interest to a growing number of users. However, this information is often unsatisfactory, incorrect or incomprehensible. This paper analyzes an experiment of evaluation of information on dengue websites developed in a laboratory of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation...
June 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614483/-public-health-impact-of-a-remote-diagnosis-system-implemented-in-regional-and-district-hospitals-in-paraguay
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Pedro Galván, Miguel Velázquez, Gualberto Benítez, José Ortellado, Ronald Rivas, Antonio Barrios, Enrique Hilario
Objective: Determine the viability of a remote diagnosis system implemented to provide health care to remote and scattered populations in Paraguay. Methods: The study was conducted in all regional and general hospitals in Paraguay, and in the main district hospitals in the country's 18 health regions. Clinical data, tomographic images, sonography, and electrocardiograms (ECGs) of patients who needed a diagnosis by a specialized physician were entered into the system...
June 8, 2017: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614264/extremely-low-frame-rate-digital-fluoroscopy-in-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-comparison-of-2-versus-4-frame-rate
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Ji Hyun Lee, Jun Kim, Minsu Kim, Jongmin Hwang, You Mi Hwang, Joon-Won Kang, Gi-Byoung Nam, Kee-Joon Choi, You-Ho Kim
Despite the technological advance in 3-dimensional (3D) mapping, radiation exposure during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) continues to be a major concern in both patients and physicians. Previous studies reported substantial radiation exposure (7369-8690 cGy cm) during AF catheter ablation with fluoroscopic settings of 7.5 frames per second (FPS) under 3D mapping system guidance. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of a low-frame-rate fluoroscopy protocol for catheter ablation for AF.Retrospective analysis of data on 133 patients who underwent AF catheter ablation with 3-D electro-anatomic mapping at our institute from January 2014 to May 2015 was performed...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609391/promotion-and-marketing-of-bioidentical-hormone-therapy-on-the-internet-a-content-analysis-of-websites
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Nese Yuksel, Laetitia Treseng, Bushra Malik, Ubaka Ogbogu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality of information presented and claims made on websites offering bioidentical hormone therapy (BHT) products or services. METHODS: A quantitative content analysis was completed on 100 websites promoting or offering BHT products or services. Websites were identified through Google search engine from September to October 2013. Search terms included "bioidentical hormone therapy" or "bioidentical progesterone," accompanied by "purchase or buy," "service," or "doctors...
June 12, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606809/animal-derived-natural-products-used-in-the-bhutanese-sowa-riga-medicine
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Karma Yeshi, Paolo Morisco, Phurpa Wangchuk
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Bhutan has two traditional healing systems: a folklore medicine and the Bhutanese Sowa Rigpa medicine (BSM). Three different types of ingredients namely plants, animals (and their derived products) and minerals are used for the preparation of various formulations in combined form. Animals and their derived products are vital ingredients in the preparation of numerous traditional remedies. Unlike medicinal plants, research on medicinal animals has remained largely untouched...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603612/exposure-to-the-drug-company-marketing-in-greece-interactions-and-attitudes-in-a-non-regulated-environment-for-medical-students
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Magdalini Filippiadou, Dimitrios Kouvelas, Georgios Garyfallos, Ioannis Tsakiridis, Dimitrios Tzachanis, Dimitrios Spachos, Georgios Papazisis
BACKGROUND: Medical students are targeted by the pharmaceutical industry and are exposed to their marketing strategies even in the preclinical years of study. The marketing strategies used by pharmaceutical companies with physicians are also applied to students, affecting their future prescribing behaviour, and include low-cost non-educational gifts, travel expenses and conferences registration fees. In Greece, there are no national or institutional regulations and guidelines concerning drug company-medical student interactions...
July 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
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