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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431457/precision-medicine-and-pharmacogenetics-what-does-oncology-have-that-addiction-medicine-does-not
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Henry R Kranzler, Rachel V Smith, Robert Schnoll, Afaf Moustafa, Emma Greenstreet-Akman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Precision, personalized or stratified medicine, which promises to deliver the right treatment to the right patient, is a topic of international interest in both the lay press and the scientific literature. A key aspect of precision medicine is the identification of biomarkers that predict the response to medications (i.e. pharmacogenetics). We examined why, despite the great strides that have been made in biomarker identification in many areas of medicine, only in oncology has there been substantial progress in their clinical implementation...
April 21, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429577/investigating-general-medication-prescription-by-general-practitioners-during-a-12-month-randomized-controlled-weight-loss-trial
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N R Fuller, N S Lau, T P Markovic, I D Caterson
Much healthcare expenditure is on pharmaceutical drugs. Expenditure on medications has increased both in absolute terms, and as a proportion of total health expenditure. No previous studies have investigated the prescribing costs by general practitioners when managing patients during a weight loss intervention. This study evaluated the medication costs by individual class during a 1-year study in which 268 participants were randomized to one of two weight loss programmes, either standard care (SC) as defined by national guidelines, or a commercial provider (Weight Watchers) (CP)...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428932/a-prime-determinant-in-selecting-dialysis-modality-peritoneal-dialysis-patient-survival
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REVIEW
Hyunwook Kim, Dong-Ryeol Ryu
The number of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has rapidly increased, as has the cost of dialysis. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is an established treatment for ESRD patients worldwide; it has a variety of advantages, including autonomy and flexibility, as well as economic benefits in many countries compared to hemodialysis (HD). However, the long-term survival rate of PD remains poor. Although direct comparison of survival rate between the dialysis modalities by randomized controlled trials is difficult due to the ethical issues, it has always been a crucial point when deciding which dialysis modality should be recommended to patients...
March 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428742/a-set-based-mixed-effect-model-for-gene-environment-interaction-and-its-application-to-neuroimaging-phenotypes
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Changqing Wang, Jianping Sun, Bryan Guillaume, Tian Ge, Derrek P Hibar, Celia M T Greenwood, Anqi Qiu
Imaging genetics is an emerging field for the investigation of neuro-mechanisms linked to genetic variation. Although imaging genetics has recently shown great promise in understanding biological mechanisms for brain development and psychiatric disorders, studying the link between genetic variants and neuroimaging phenotypes remains statistically challenging due to the high-dimensionality of both genetic and neuroimaging data. This becomes even more challenging when studying gene-environment interaction (G×E) on neuroimaging phenotypes...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427844/cost-effectiveness-of-influenza-vaccination-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-korea
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Jinuk Suh, Boyeon Kim, Yunseok Yang, Dong-Churl Suh, Eunyoung Kim
BACKGROUND: Influenza can cause cardiovascular abnormalities by inappropriately activating the coagulation cascade. Therefore, influenza vaccination is important because it decreases the risk of hospitalization for and mortality associated with heart disease. In particular, it reduces the occurrence of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. Our study aimed to estimate the disease burden of MACEs and its related direct and indirect costs in ACS patients...
April 17, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422282/analysis-of-circulating-mir-1-mir-23a-and-mir-26a-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-undergoing-coronary-bypass-artery-grafting-surgery
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Andre Feldman, Dalmo Antonio Ribeiro Moreira, Carlos Gun, Hui-Tzu Lin Wang, Mario Hiroyuki Hirata, Juliana de Freitas Germano, Gabriela Guimarães Sousa Leite, Pedro Farsky
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia after cardiac surgery. From a pathophysiological point of view, a myriad of factors such as trauma, atrial dilation, ischemia, mechanical myopericarditis, autonomic imbalance, loss of connexins, AF nest remodeling, inflammation, sutures, and dysfunction caused by postextracorporeal circulation can contribute to postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) resulting in a longer hospital stay and consequently higher cost. Recent studies showed that short fragments of RNA, called microRNA (miRNA), can contribute to the development of several cardiovascular diseases, including AF...
May 2017: Annals of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422124/prevalence-of-type-2-diabetes-and-its-complications-in-india-and-economic-costs-to-the-nation
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REVIEW
R Pradeepa, V Mohan
Diabetes, a major lifestyle disorder, has become a global burden, and the prevalence rates are rising steeply in developing economies. Rapid socioeconomic transition with urbanization and industrialization are the main causes for the global diabetes epidemic. Among developing economies, the highest increase in number of people with diabetes is in China followed by India. In India, the epidemic of diabetes continue to increase and is experiencing a shift in diabetes prevalence from urban to rural areas, the affluent to the less privileged and from older to younger people...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421005/autoimmune-aspects-of-neurodegenerative-and-psychiatric-diseases-a-template-for-innovative-therapy
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REVIEW
Peter de Haan, Hans C Klein, Bert A 't Hart
Neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases (NPDs) are today's most important group of diseases, surpassing both atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and cancer in morbidity incidence. Although NPDs have a dramatic impact on our society because of their high incidence, mortality, and severe debilitating character, remarkably few effective interventions have become available. The current treatments, if available, comprise the lifelong intake of general immunosuppressants to delay disease progression or neurotransmitter antagonists/agonists to dampen undesired behaviors...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420700/diabetes-associated-clinical-spectrum-long-term-prognosis-and-genotype-phenotype-correlations-in-201-adult-patients-with-hepatocyte-nuclear-factor-1-b-hnf1b-molecular-defects
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Danièle Dubois-Laforgue, Erika Cornu, Cécile Saint-Martin, Joël Coste, Christine Bellanné-Chantelot, José Timsit
OBJECTIVE: Molecular defects of hepatocyte nuclear factor 1B (HNF1B) are associated with a multiorgan disease, including diabetes (maturity-onset diabetes of the young 5) and kidney abnormalities. The HNF1B-syndrome is related to HNF1B mutations or to a 17q12 deletion spanning 15 genes, including HNF1B. Here, we described HNF1B-related diabetes and associated phenotypes and assessed genotype/phenotype correlations at diagnosis and in the long-term. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This multicenter retrospective cohort study included 201 patients, aged 18 or older at follow-up, with HNF1B mutations (n = 101) or deletion (n = 100)...
April 18, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412912/the-socioeconomic-effects-of-uncontrolled-hypertension
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Kostas Athanasakis
Hypertension (HT), albeit a modifiable risk factor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, remains one of the main contributors to the total disease burden internationally and, thus, inevitably one of the basic cost drivers in healthcare systems. Taking the above into account, this brief narrative review aims at presenting the main findings of the international health economics literature on HTwith regards to four key areas: a) the costs attributable to HT, b) the effects of HTon patient well-being, c) the cost-effectiveness of pharmaceutical interventions against high blood pressure, and, d) the costs and benefits of preventive measures against HT...
April 13, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405705/-cost-effectiveness-of-gnrh-antagonists-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer-and-cardiovascular-risk-comparative-analysis-against-leuprorelin-by-the-number-needed-to-treat
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D Anderson, J Lehmann, T Ecker, S Vosgerau, V Donatz
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest that androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is associated with increased cardiovascular (CV) risk for patients with hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (PCa) and pre-existing CV disease. This risk seems to be different for the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists leuprolide and goserelin and GnRH antagonists, whereas the slightly more expensive GnRH antagonist shows a beneficial risk profile. The present study assesses the cost effectiveness of degarelix compared to leuprolide for PCa patients with increased CV risk...
April 12, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403428/maternal-and-fetal-outcomes-of-admission-for-delivery-in-women-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Robert M Hayward, Elyse Foster, Zian H Tseng
Background: Women with congenital heart disease (CHD) may be at increased risk for adverse events during pregnancy and delivery. Objective: To compare delivery outcomes between women with and without CHD. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective study of inpatient delivery admissions in the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project's California State Inpatient Database compared maternal and fetal outcomes between women with and without CHD by using multivariate logistic regression...
April 12, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400080/design-of-therapeutic-vaccines-as-a-novel-antibody-therapy-for-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Hironori Nakagami
Vaccines are primarily used worldwide as a preventive medicine for infectious diseases and have recently been applied to cancer. We and others have developed therapeutic vaccines designed for cardiovascular diseases that are notably different from previous vaccines. In the case of cancer vaccines, a specific protein in cancer cells is a target antigen, and the activation of cytotoxic T cells (CTL) is required to kill and remove the antigen-presenting cancer cells. Our therapeutic vaccines work against hypertension by targeting angiotensin II (Ang II) as the antigen, which is an endogenous hormone...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399869/use-of-medical-services-and-medicines-attributable-to-type-2-diabetes-care-in-yaound%C3%A3-cameroon-a-cross-sectional-study
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Clarisse Mapa-Tassou, Leopold K Fezeu, Zakariaou Njoumemi, Eric Lontchi-Yimagou, Eugène Sobngwi, Jean Claude Mbanya
BACKGROUND: The increasing numbers of people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a global concern and especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where diabetes must compete for resources with communicable diseases. Diabetes intensifies health care utilisation and leads to an increase in medical care costs. However, In Cameroon like in most developing countries, data on the impact of diabetes on the medical health system are scarce. We aimed to analyse the use of medical services and medicines attributable to T2D care in Yaoundé, Cameroon...
April 11, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399663/upstream-biomanufacturing-of-pharmaceutical-colchicine
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Ganapathy Sivakumar
The plant-based colchicine potentially affects major diseases such as cardiovascular events, cancers and gout. Gloriosa superba seeds are a conventional pharmaceutical source of colchicine. The demand for pharmaceutical-grade colchicine has increased due to the shortage of feasible upstream manufacturing, encompassing all stages in the processes of biosynthesis and biomanufacturing before the raw material is ready for purification. Consequently, developing sustainable upstream industrial colchicine biofactories is imperative, especially in curtailing drug costs...
April 12, 2017: Critical Reviews in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398496/underestimation-of-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-with-the-friedewald-equation-versus-a-direct-homogenous-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-assay
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Ishwarlal Jialal, Michael Inn, David Siegel, Sridevi Devaraj
Background: Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) concentrations are the primary therapeutic target in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). However, at low LDL-C concentrations, there is a significant underestimation using the Friedewald equation compared with ultracentrifugation. Methods: In this pilot study, we compared LDL-C concentrations obtained using the Friedewald equation (LDL-F) vs those concentrations from a direct LDL-C (LDL-D) assay in 152 consecutive specimens from patients with triglyceride levels between 200-399 mg/dL and LDL-F <100 mg/dL...
April 8, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396693/prevalence-of-non-communicable-diseases-and-access-to-health-care-and-medications-among-yazidis-and-other-minority-groups-displaced-by-isis-into-the-kurdistan-region-of-iraq
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Valeria Cetorelli, Gilbert Burnham, Nazar Shabila
BACKGROUND: The increasing caseload of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in displaced populations poses new challenges for humanitarian agencies and host country governments in the provision of health care, diagnostics and medications. This study aimed to characterise the prevalence of NCDs and better understand issues related to accessing care among Yazidis and other minority groups displaced by ISIS and currently residing in camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. METHODS: The study covered 13 camps managed by the Kurdish Board of Relief and Humanitarian Affairs...
2017: Conflict and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391913/clinical-and-economic-consequences-of-statin-intolerance-in-the-united-states-results-from-an-integrated-health-system
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Jove H Graham, Robert J Sanchez, Joseph J Saseen, Usha G Mallya, Mary P Panaccio, Michael A Evans
BACKGROUND: Although statins are considered safe and effective, they have been associated with statin intolerance (SI) in clinical and observational studies. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the clinical and economic consequences of SI through comparison of an SI cohort of patients with matched controls. METHODS: This study used data extracted from an integrated health system's electronic health records from 2008 to 2014...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391289/sleep-to-lower-elevated-blood-pressure-a-randomized-controlled-trial-slept
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Emer R McGrath, Colin A Espie, Alice Power, Andrew W Murphy, John Newell, Caroline Kelly, Niamh Duffy, Patricia Gunning, Irene Gibson, Sophie Bostock, Martin J O'Donnell
BACKGROUND: Impaired sleep quality is common and associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), thought to be mediated through adverse effects on established vascular risk factors, particularly hypertension. We determined if a web-delivered sleep intervention (sleep-hygiene education, stimulus control, and cognitive behavioral therapy) reduces blood pressure compared to vascular risk factor education (standard care) alone. METHODS: Phase II randomized, blinded, controlled trial of 134 participants without CVD with mild sleep impairment and blood pressure 130-160/<110 mm Hg...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390681/relation-between-estimated-cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-atrial-fibrillation-from-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-study
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Abhishek Bose, Wesley T O'Neal, Aleena Bennett, Suzanne E Judd, Waqas T Qureshi, Xuemei Sui, Virginia J Howard, George Howard, Elsayed Z Soliman
Estimated cardiorespiratory fitness (e-CRF) based on readily available clinical and self-reported data is a promising alternative to the costly traditional assessment of CRF using exercise equipment, but its role as a predictor for incident atrial fibrillation (AF) is unclear. This study included 10,126 participants (54.5% women, 35% African-American, mean age 63.2 years) from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study who were free of AF at baseline. Baseline (2003 to 2007) e-CRF was determined using a previously validated nonexercise algorithm...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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