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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094256/efficacy-of-dexamethasone-suppression-test-during-the-diagnosis-of-primary-pigmented-nodular-adrenocortical-disease-in-chinese-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-independent-cushing-syndrome
#1
Shi Chen, Ran Li, Lin Lu, Lian Duan, Xuebin Zhang, Anli Tong, Hui Pan, Huijuan Zhu, Zhaolin Lu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cut-off value of the ratio of 24 h urinary free cortisol (24 h UFC) levels post-dexamethasone to prior-dexamethasone in dexamethasone suppression test (DST) during the diagnosis of primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease in Chinese adrenocorticotropic hormone-independent Cushing syndrome. DESIGN: Retrospective study. PARTICIPANTS: The patients diagnosed with primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease (PPNAD, n = 25), bilateral macronodular adrenal hyperplasia (BMAH, n = 27), and adrenocortical adenoma (ADA, n = 84) were admitted to the Peking Union Medical College Hospital from 2001 to 2016...
November 1, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056080/persistency-of-biologic-therapies-for-plaque-psoriasis-in-2-large-community-practices
#2
Luvneet Verma, Julia N Mayba, Melinda J Gooderham, Ankush Verma, Kim A Papp
BACKGROUND: Biologics have transformed the management of moderate to severe psoriasis. The persistency of biologics lacks real-world data. OBJECTIVES: To quantify drug survival of infliximab (IFX), adalimumab (ADA), etanercept (ETA), and ustekinumab (UST) and to identify potential factors affecting drug survival. METHODS: An observational, retrospective 2-centre study consisting of 906 patients from private practices in Ontario between July 2003 and June 13, 2016, was conducted, including patients with plaque psoriasis receiving commercial treatment with ADA, ETA, IFX, and UST...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030996/re-examining-the-sensitivity-of-glycated-hemoglobin-to-screen-for-diabetes-mellitus
#3
Chun Wei Yap, Yee Gary Ang, Timothy Peng Lim Quek, Bee Hoon Heng, Daniel Ek Kwang Chew
BACKGROUND: Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is one of the laboratory tests recommended by the ADA to screen for diabetes mellitus (DM). It is particularly suitable for population segments that cannot or are unwilling to fast for a screening test. Our study aims to determine if HbA1c would be a useful tool to screen for DM in a real world setting if ADA guidelines for repeat testing to confirm the diagnosis of DM are strictly adhered to. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective database study by extracting demographic and laboratory data from a chronic disease registry which collects data on adults from three tertiary hospitals and nine large primary care clinics in Singapore...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979981/genome-wide-association-studies-of-a-broad-spectrum-of-antisocial-behavior
#4
Jorim J Tielbeek, Ada Johansson, Tinca J C Polderman, Marja-Riitta Rautiainen, Philip Jansen, Michelle Taylor, Xiaoran Tong, Qing Lu, Alexandra S Burt, Henning Tiemeier, Essi Viding, Robert Plomin, Nicholas G Martin, Andrew C Heath, Pamela A F Madden, Grant Montgomery, Kevin M Beaver, Irwin Waldman, Joel Gelernter, Henry R Kranzler, Lindsay A Farrer, John R B Perry, Marcus Munafò, Devon LoParo, Tiina Paunio, Jari Tiihonen, Sabine E Mous, Irene Pappa, Christiaan de Leeuw, Kyoko Watanabe, Anke R Hammerschlag, Jessica E Salvatore, Fazil Aliev, Tim B Bigdeli, Danielle Dick, Stephen V Faraone, Arne Popma, Sarah E Medland, Danielle Posthuma
Importance: Antisocial behavior (ASB) places a large burden on perpetrators, survivors, and society. Twin studies indicate that half of the variation in this trait is genetic. Specific causal genetic variants have, however, not been identified. Objectives: To estimate the single-nucleotide polymorphism-based heritability of ASB; to identify novel genetic risk variants, genes, or biological pathways; to test for pleiotropic associations with other psychiatric traits; and to reevaluate the candidate gene era data through the Broad Antisocial Behavior Consortium...
October 4, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971356/how-close-are-we-to-profiling-immunogenicity-risk-using-in-silico-algorithms-and-in-vitro-methods-an-industry-perspective
#5
Jochem Gokemeijer, Vibha Jawa, Shibani Mitra-Kaushik
In silico HLA-binding algorithms and in vitro T cell-based assays as predictive tools for human immunogenicity risk have made inroads in the biotherapeutic drug discovery and development process. Currently, these tools are being used only for candidate selection or characterization and not for making a go/no-go decision for further development. A clear limitation for a broader implementation is the lack of correlation between the predicted T cell epitope content/immune reactivity potential of a biotherapeutic and the subsequent ADA-related clinical immunogenicity outcome...
November 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969897/current-status-of-endovascular-training-for-cardiothoracic-surgery-residents-in-the-united-states
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Panos N Vardas, Ada C Stefanescu Schmidt, Xiaoying Lou, Andrew B Goldstone, Gregory Pattakos, Amy G Fiedler, Elizabeth H Stephens, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili
BACKGROUND: Endovascular interventions for cardiovascular pathology are becoming increasingly relevant to cardiothoracic surgery. This study assessed the perceived prevalence and efficacy of endovascular skills training and identified differences among training paradigms. METHODS: Trainee responses to questions in the 2016 In-Service Training Examination survey regarding endovascular training were analyzed based on the four different cardiothoracic surgery training pathways: traditional 2- and 3-year thoracic, integrated 6-year, and combined 4+3 general and thoracic residency programs...
November 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961921/optimal-cure-rate-by-personalized-hcv-regimens-in-real-life-a-proof-of-concept-study
#7
Valeria Cento, Marianna Aragri, Elisabetta Teti, Ennio Polilli, Ada Bertoli, Luca Foroghi, Silvia Barbaliscia, Velia Chiara Di Maio, Alessandro Pieri, Valeria Pace Palitti, Loredana Sarmati, Giustino Parruti, Massimo Andreoni, Carlo Federico Perno, Francesca Ceccherini-Silberstein
Background: Pretreatment evaluation of HCV-infected patients is a complex interplay between multiple clinical and viral parameters, leading to a tailored approach that may bring real-life sustained virological response (SVR) rates close to 98%-99%. Objectives: As proof-of-concept, we evaluated the efficacy of all-oral direct-acting antiviral (DAA) regimens in patients whose personalization included pre-therapy evaluation of natural resistance-associated substitutions (RASs), in addition to international guideline recommendations...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892816/treatment-of-type-1-diabetes-synopsis-of-the-2017-american-diabetes-association-standards-of-medical-care-in-diabetes
#8
James J Chamberlain, Rita Rastogi Kalyani, Sandra Leal, Andrew S Rhinehart, Jay H Shubrook, Neil Skolnik, William H Herman
Description: The American Diabetes Association (ADA) annually updates Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes to provide clinicians, patients, researchers, payers, and other interested parties with evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of patients with diabetes. Methods: For the 2017 Standards of Care, the ADA Professional Practice Committee did MEDLINE searches from 1 January 2016 to November 2016 to add, clarify, or revise recommendations on the basis of new evidence...
October 3, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876218/deaf-workers-in-restaurant-retail-and-hospitality-sector-employment-harnessing-research-to-promote-advocacy
#9
Hayley Stokar
A quarter-century after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990 ), workplace accommodation is still a struggle for deaf employees and their managers. Many challenges are the result of communication barriers that can be overcome through much needed-although often absent-advocacy and training. This article highlights the literature on the employment of deaf individuals in the United States service industries of food service, retail, and hospitality conducted from 2000 to 2016. Exploring dimensions of both hiring and active workplace accommodation, suggestions are made for how social work advocates can harness information and strengthen their approaches for educating managers and supporting workers...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844047/cumulative-retention-rate-of-adalimumab-in-patients-with-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-related-uveitis-a-four-year-follow-up-study
#10
Claudia Fabiani, Jurgen Sota, Antonio Vitale, Donato Rigante, Giacomo Emmi, Lorenzo Vannozzi, Daniela Bacherini, Giuseppe Lopalco, Silvana Guerriero, Stefano Gentileschi, Marco Capozzoli, Rossella Franceschini, Bruno Frediani, Mauro Galeazzi, Florenzo Iannone, Gian Marco Tosi, Luca Cantarini
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Adalimumab (ADA) has been shown to be an effective treatment for Behçet's disease (BD)-related uveitis. We aimed at evaluating the cumulative retention rate of ADA during a 48-month follow-up period in patients with BD-related uveitis, the impact of a concomitant use of disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) on ADA retention rate, and differences according to the various lines of biologic therapy (ie, first- vs second-line or more). Predictive factors of response to ADA were also investigated...
August 26, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822006/long-term-outcomes-of-adalimumab-treatment-in-254-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-a-hospital-based-cohort-study-from-korea
#11
Hyungil Seo, Byong Duk Ye, Eun Mi Song, Sun-Ho Lee, Kiju Chang, Ho-Su Lee, Sung Wook Hwang, Sang Hyoung Park, Dong-Hoon Yang, Kyung-Jo Kim, Jeong-Sik Byeon, Seung-Jae Myung, Suk-Kyun Yang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Large-scale studies regarding the long-term outcomes of adalimumab (ADA) treatment in Asian patients with Crohn's disease (CD) are still scarce. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the long-term outcomes of ADA treatment in Korean CD patients who commenced on scheduled ADA treatment at Asan Medical Center between November 2008 and July 2016. Clinical response was defined as maintaining ADA treatment without dose intensification (DI) and/or major abdominal surgery (MAS)...
October 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772017/an-initiative-to-improve-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-adults-with-type-ii-diabetes-based-on-the-acc-aha-2013-and-ada-2016-guidelines
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Litzie Garza, Jean Dols, Maria Gillespie
PURPOSE: This project was designed to increase family practice clinicians' adherence to the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (2013) and American Diabetes Association (ADA, 2016) clinical practice guidelines for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in 40- to 75-year-old adults with type II diabetes (DMII) through interactive education, an electronic alert, and quality improvement sessions on the treatment and management of cholesterol in a family practice primary care setting...
October 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765456/trends-in-basic-sciences-education-in-dental-schools-1999-2016
#13
Marilyn S Lantz, Charles F Shuler
The purpose of this study was to examine data published over the past two decades to identify trends in the basic sciences curriculum in dental education, provide an analysis of those trends, and compare them with trends in the basic sciences curriculum in medical education. Data published from the American Dental Association (ADA) Surveys of Dental Education, American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Surveys of Dental School Seniors, and two additional surveys were examined. In large part, survey data collected focused on the structure, content, and instructional strategies used in dental education: what was taught and how...
August 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747913/family-history-of-early-infant-death-correlates-with-earlier-age-at-diagnosis-but-not-shorter-time-to-diagnosis-for-severe-combined-immunodeficiency
#14
Anderson Dik Wai Luk, Pamela P Lee, Huawei Mao, Koon-Wing Chan, Xiang Yuan Chen, Tong-Xin Chen, Jian Xin He, Nadia Kechout, Deepti Suri, Yin Bo Tao, Yong Bin Xu, Li Ping Jiang, Woei Kang Liew, Orathai Jirapongsananuruk, Tassalapa Daengsuwan, Anju Gupta, Surjit Singh, Amit Rawat, Amir Hamzah Abdul Latiff, Anselm Chi Wai Lee, Lynette P Shek, Thi Van Anh Nguyen, Tek Jee Chin, Yin Hsiu Chien, Zarina Abdul Latiff, Thi Minh Huong Le, Nguyen Ngoc Quynh Le, Bee Wah Lee, Qiang Li, Dinesh Raj, Mohamed-Ridha Barbouche, Meow-Keong Thong, Maria Carmen D Ang, Xiao Chuan Wang, Chen Guang Xu, Hai Guo Yu, Hsin-Hui Yu, Tsz Leung Lee, Felix Yat Sun Yau, Wilfred Hing-Sang Wong, Wenwei Tu, Wangling Yang, Patrick Chun Yin Chong, Marco Hok Kung Ho, Yu Lung Lau
BACKGROUND: Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) is fatal unless treated with hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Delay in diagnosis is common without newborn screening. Family history of infant death due to infection or known SCID (FH) has been associated with earlier diagnosis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify the clinical features that affect age at diagnosis (AD) and time to the diagnosis of SCID. METHODS: From 2005 to 2016, 147 SCID patients were referred to the Asian Primary Immunodeficiency Network...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648009/-diagnostic-performance-of-t-spot-tb-on-peripheral-blood-in-combination-with-adenosine-deaminase-on-pleural-fluid-for-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculous-pleurisy-within-different-age-group
#15
H Y Xu, D Q Zhang, J R Ye, S S Su, Y P Xie, C S Chen, Y P Li
Objective: To evaluate the performance of T cell enzyme-linked immuno-spot assay (T-SPOT) on peripheral blood in combination with adenosine deaminase (ADA) on pleural fluid for diagnosis of tuberculous (TB) pleurisy within different age groups. Methods: The data of patients with pleural effusion from the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine of the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University from April 2012 to November 2016 were retrospectively analyzed, and the diagnoses of these patients were histopathologically confirmed through medical thoracoscopy...
June 27, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625273/development-of-a-core-outcome-set-for-disease-modification-trials-in-mild-to-moderate-dementia-a-systematic-review-patient-and-public-consultation-and-consensus-recommendations
#16
Lucy Webster, Derek Groskreutz, Anna Grinbergs-Saull, Rob Howard, John T O'Brien, Gail Mountain, Sube Banerjee, Bob Woods, Robert Perneczky, Louise Lafortune, Charlotte Roberts, Jenny McCleery, James Pickett, Frances Bunn, David Challis, Georgina Charlesworth, Katie Featherstone, Chris Fox, Claire Goodman, Roy Jones, Sallie Lamb, Esme Moniz-Cook, Justine Schneider, Sasha Shepperd, Claire Surr, Jo Thompson-Coon, Clive Ballard, Carol Brayne, Orlaith Burke, Alistair Burns, Linda Clare, Peter Garrard, Patrick Kehoe, Peter Passmore, Clive Holmes, Ian Maidment, Fliss Murtagh, Louise Robinson, Gill Livingston
BACKGROUND: There is currently no disease-modifying treatment available to halt or delay the progression of the disease pathology in dementia. An agreed core set of the best-available and most appropriate outcomes for disease modification would facilitate the design of trials and ensure consistency across disease modification trials, as well as making results comparable and meta-analysable in future trials. OBJECTIVES: To agree a set of core outcomes for disease modification trials for mild to moderate dementia with the UK dementia research community and patient and public involvement (PPI)...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572414/is-the-advanced-dental-admission-test-adat-the-metric-needed-to-assist-with-postgraduate-admissions-two-viewpoints-viewpoint-1-the-adat-provides-a-viable-solution-to-help-postgraduate-programs-differentiate-applicants-and-viewpoint-2-the-adat-has-questionable
#17
Alec S Eidelman, Thomas Whitmer
In 2012, when the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) was changed from a numerical scoring system to pass/fail, advanced dental education programs lost a metric widely used for differentiating applicants to those programs. The American Dental Association (ADA) has developed the Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) to address this issue. Implementation of the ADAT began in 2016 with a pilot program, which has not yet been widely accepted in the overall admissions process. This Point/Counterpoint explores the benefits and challenges of using the ADAT for postgraduate admissions...
June 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556176/lixisenatide-a-once-daily-prandial-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonist-for-the-treatment-of-adults-with-type-2-diabetes
#18
REVIEW
Jennifer M Trujillo, Jennifer Goldman
Lixisenatide, a short-acting glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1 RA), has been available in Europe since 2013 and was recently approved in the United States for the treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D) as an adjunct to diet and exercise. The objective of this systematic review is to describe the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, safety, and efficacy of lixisenatide in patients with T2D. We conducted a search of the EMBASE database, limited to human studies with abstracts available in English. Published conference abstracts, limited to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes meetings in 2015, as well as abstracts presented at the ADA meeting in 2016, were also screened...
August 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523989/effects-of-exercise-on-cardiovascular-risk-factors-following-stroke-or-transient-ischemic-attack-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Natalie Teresa D'Isabella, Daria Alex Shkredova, Julie Anne Richardson, Ada Tang
OBJECTIVE: This review aimed to investigate the effects of exercise-based interventions on cardiovascular risk factors in individuals with stroke or transient ischemic attack. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, and CINAHL were searched from inceptions to 28 December 2016. REVIEW METHODS: Randomized controlled trials were included that involved exercise with or without other interventions, included participants of any age, with diagnosis of transient ischemic attack or stroke, at any stage of severity or time period following the event, and reported cardiovascular risk factor outcomes...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507772/clinically-significant-depressive-symptoms-and-sexual-behaviour-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#20
Ada R Miltz, Alison J Rodger, Janey Sewell, Andrew Speakman, Andrew N Phillips, Lorraine Sherr, Richard J Gilson, David Asboe, Nneka C Nwokolo, Amanda Clarke, Mark M Gompels, Sris Allan, Simon Collins, Fiona C Lampe
BACKGROUND: The relationship between depression and sexual behaviour among men who have sex with men (MSM) is poorly understood. AIMS: To investigate prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms (Patient Health Questionnaire-9 score ≥10) and the relationship between depressive symptoms and sexual behaviour among MSM reporting recent sex. METHOD: The Attitudes to and Understanding of Risk of Acquisition of HIV (AURAH) is a cross-sectional study of UK genitourinary medicine clinic attendees without diagnosed HIV (2013-2014)...
May 2017: BJPsych Open
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