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ADA 2016

Kosuke Ebina, Motomu Hashimoto, Wataru Yamamoto, Akira Ohnishi, Daijiro Kabata, Toru Hirano, Ryota Hara, Masaki Katayama, Shuzo Yoshida, Koji Nagai, Yonsu Son, Hideki Amuro, Kengo Akashi, Takanori Fujimura, Makoto Hirao, Keiichi Yamamoto, Ayumi Shintani, Atsushi Kumanogoh, Hideki Yoshikawa
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the retention and discontinuation reasons of seven biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) in a real-world setting of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). 1,037 treatment courses with bDMARDs from 2009 to 2016 [female, 81.8%; baseline age, 59.6 y; disease duration 7.8 y; rheumatoid factor positivity 81.5%; Disease Activity Score in 28 joints using erythrocyte sedimentation rate (DAS28-ESR), 4.4; concomitant prednisolone 43.5% and methotrexate 68...
2018: PloS One
Mazhar Hussain, Muhammad Zafar Majeed Babar, Lubna Akhtar, Muhammad Shahbaz Hussain
Background and Objective: Increased neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a marker as well as predictor of various cardiac and non cardiac disorders. Our aim was to assess the relationship between NLR and different level of glycemic control in type 2 diabetic patients. Methods: An observational study was conducted at diabetic clinic of Sheikh Zayed Medical College/Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan from September 2016 to February 2017 in which 330 type 2 diabetic patients were randomly divided in to three groups based upon diabetes control according to ADA criteria...
November 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Ada Altieri
In view of the results achieved in a previously related work [A. Altieri, S. Franz, and G. Parisi, J. Stat. Mech. (2016) 093301]10.1088/1742-5468/2016/09/093301, regarding a Plefka-like expansion of the free energy up to the second order in the perceptron model, we improve the computation here focusing on the role of third-order corrections. The perceptron model is a simple example of constraint satisfaction problem, falling in the same universality class as hard spheres near jamming and hence allowing us to get exact results in high dimensions for more complex settings...
January 2018: Physical Review. E
Joaquin Mateo, Heather H Cheng, Himisha Beltran, David Dolling, Wen Xu, Colin C Pritchard, Helen Mossop, Pasquale Rescigno, Raquel Perez-Lopez, Verena Sailer, Michael Kolinsky, Ada Balasopoulou, Claudia Bertan, David M Nanus, Scott T Tagawa, Heather Thorne, Bruce Montgomery, Suzanne Carreira, Shahneen Sandhu, Mark A Rubin, Peter S Nelson, Johann S de Bono
BACKGROUND: Germline DNA damage repair gene mutation (gDDRm) is found in >10% of metastatic prostate cancer (mPC). Their prognostic and predictive impact relating to standard therapies is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether gDDRm status impacts benefit from established therapies in mPC. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: This is a retrospective, international, observational study. Medical records were reviewed for 390 mPC patients with known gDDRm status...
January 29, 2018: European Urology
Şahin Zeteroğlu, Melisa Aslan, Bertan Akar, Rukiye Ada Bender, Alper Başbuğ, Eray Çalışkan
Uterine rupture during pregnancy is associated with high mortality and morbidity rates in both the fetus and the mother. Hysteroscopic surgeries such as myomectomy and septum resection are known risk factors for uterine rupture in pregnancy following the operation. We present four infertile patients who were admitted to Kocaeli Medical Park Hospital between February 2014 and November 2016. Three of the patients underwent hysteroscopic septum resection without complication and one had hysteroscopic myomectomy and a 7-8 mm sized rupture was detected...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Adam D Bramoweth, Anne Germain, Ada O Youk, Keri L Rodriguez, Matthew J Chinman
BACKGROUND: Chronic insomnia is among the most reported complaints of Veterans and military personnel referred for mental health services. It is highly comorbid with medical and psychiatric disorders, and is associated with significantly increased healthcare utilization and costs. Evidence-based psychotherapy, namely Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI), is an effective treatment and recommended over prescription sleep medications. While CBTI is part of a nationwide rollout in the Veterans Health Administration to train hundreds of providers, access to treatment is still limited for many Veterans due to limited treatment availability, low patient and provider knowledge about treatment options, and Veteran barriers such as distance and travel, work schedules, and childcare...
January 26, 2018: Trials
Takeshi Saraya, Kosuke Ohkuma, Takayasu Watanabe, Sunao Mikura, Fumi Kobayashi, Junpei Aso, Hiroki Nunokawa, Kojiro Honda, Yukari Ogawa, Masaki Tamura, Mitsuru Sada, Miku Oda, Manami Inoue, Takuma Yokoyama, Daisuke Kurai, Haruyuki Ishii, Hirokazu Kimura, Hajime Takizawa
PURPOSE: We studied the diagnostic value of cytokines, including vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), and interleukin-8 (IL-8), and the ratio of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) to adenosine deaminase (ADA) in pleural fluid. METHODS: Prospective analysis of 44 inpatients or outpatients with pleural fluid, from December 2016 to March 2017 was conducted. RESULTS: We enrolled patients with malignant pleural effusion (MPE, N = 15), empyema (N = 11), parapneumonic effusion (PPE, N = 7), chronic renal failure (CRF)/chronic heart failure (CHF) (N = 7), and tuberculous pleural effusion (TBPE, N = 4)...
January 20, 2018: Lung
Helena Santos, Mónica Eusébio, Joana Borges, Diana Gonçalves, Pedro Ávila-Ribeiro, Daniela Santos Faria, Carina Lopes, João Rovisco, Ana Águeda, Patrícia Nero, Paula Valente, Ana Rita Cravo, Maria José Santos
Objective To compare outcomes in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients initiating adalimumab (ADA), with short- and long-term disease duration and to evaluate the potential effect of concomitant conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (csDMARD) or glucocorticoids. Methods Analyses included adult PsA patients registered in the Rheumatic Diseases Portuguese Register ( between June 2008-June 2016 who received ADA for ≥3 months. Psoriatic Arthritis Response Criteria (PsARC) response, tender and swollen joint count, inflammatory parameters, patient (PtGA) and physician global assessment (PhGA), Disease Activity Score-28 joints (DAS28), and Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI) were compared between patients with <5 years of disease (early PsA) and those with ≥5 years of disease duration (late PsA)...
October 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Ada Saqe-Rockoff, Finn D Schubert, Amanda Ciardiello, Elizabeth Douglas
Extensive evidence exists on the association between hypothermia and increased morbidity and mortality in trauma patients. Gaps in practice related to temperature assessment have been identified in literature, along with limited personnel knowledge regarding management of patients with accidental hypothermia. An interdisciplinary team identified gaps in practice in our institution regarding temperature assessment and documentation of rewarming and initiated an evidence-based practice project to change practice at our institution...
January 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
Zhao-Chong Zeng, Jinsil Seong, Sang Min Yoon, Jason Chia-Hsien Cheng, Ka-On Lam, Ann-Shing Lee, Ada Law, Jian-Ying Zhang, Yong Hu
Background: Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is an advanced technique of external beam radiation therapy that delivers large ablative doses of radiation. In the past decade, many cancer centers have adopted SBRT as one mode of radically treating small-sized hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), based on encouraging clinical outcomes. SBRT thus seems reasonable as first-line treatment of inoperable HCC confined to the liver. However, most of the clinical studies to date have been retrospective in nature, with key issues still under investigation...
November 2017: Liver Cancer
Gail Gilchrist, Davina Swan, April Shaw, Ada Keding, Sarah Towers, Noel Craine, Alison Munro, Elizabeth Hughes, Steve Parrott, Noreen Mdege, John Strang, Avril Taylor, Judith Watson
BACKGROUND: Opioid substitution therapy and needle exchanges have reduced blood-borne viruses (BBVs) among people who inject drugs (PWID). Some PWID continue to share injecting equipment. OBJECTIVES: To develop an evidence-based psychosocial intervention to reduce BBV risk behaviours and increase transmission knowledge among PWID, and conduct a feasibility trial among PWID comparing the intervention with a control. DESIGN: A pragmatic, two-armed randomised controlled, open feasibility trial...
November 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
K Wing Leung, Zack C F Wong, Janet Y M Ho, Ada W S Yip, Jerry K H Cheung, Karen K L Ho, Ran Duan, Karl W K Tsim
The aim of this study is to reveal the habits of drug abusers in hair samples from drug rehabilitation units in Hong Kong. With the application of liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) technology, a total of 1771 hair samples were analyzed during the period of hair testing service (January 2012 to March 2016) provided to 14 drug rehabilitation units including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), rehabilitation centers, and medical clinics. Hair samples were analyzed for abused drugs and their metabolites simultaneously, including ketamine, norketamine, cocaine, benzoylecgonine, cocaethylene, norcocaine, codeine, MDMA, MDA, MDEA, amphetamine, methamphetamine, morphine, 6-acetylmorphine, phencyclidine, and methadone...
December 4, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
Yin-Mei Fu, Ming Chen, Ai-Jun Liao
Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the therapeutic value of adalimumab (ADA) for fistula in Crohn's disease (CD). Methods: A computerized search of electronic databases, including PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, Google scholar, and the Cochrane Library from 2000 to October 2016, was performed. Randomized controlled trials (rcts) or nonrandomized controlled trials (n-rcts) were included in this article to evaluate the role of ADA in the management of fistula in CD...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
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
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
Chun W Yap, Yee G Ang, Timothy P L Quek, Bee H Heng, Daniel E K Chew
BACKGROUND: One of the laboratory tests recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to screen for diabetes mellitus (DM) is HbA1c, and it is particularly suitable for segments of the population that cannot or are unwilling to fast for a screening test. The aim of this study was to determine whether 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: A retrospective database study was performed by extracting demographic and laboratory data from a chronic disease registry that collects data on adults from three tertiary hospitals and nine large primary care clinics in Singapore...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
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...
December 1, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
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
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
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...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
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