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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231917/stable-coronary-artery-disease-medical-treatment
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Rafał Dąbrowski, Marcin Dobrowolski
The crucial issues in optimal medical therapy to improve prognosis and reduce angina symptoms are secondary prevention, effective control of concomitant diseases, risk factors and medical treatment. In spite of successful percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) and medical treatment with beta-blockers, ACE-inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers, statins and antiplatelet drugs, some patients are still symptomatic. In the era of PCI not sufficient attention is paid to other drugs reducing the incidence of angina episodes: calcium antagonists, long-acting nitrates, metabolic agents and novel antianginal drugs...
November 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231870/improving-the-care-and-treatment-of-monkeypox-patients-in-low-resource-settings-applying-evidence-from-contemporary-biomedical-and-smallpox-biodefense-research
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REVIEW
Mary G Reynolds, Andrea M McCollum, Beatrice Nguete, Robert Shongo Lushima, Brett W Petersen
Monkeypox is a smallpox-like illness that can be accompanied by a range of significant medical complications. To date there are no standard or optimized guidelines for the clinical management of monkeypox (MPX) patients, particularly in low-resource settings. Consequently, patients can experience protracted illness and poor outcomes. Improving care necessitates developing a better understanding of the range of clinical manifestations-including complications and sequelae-as well as of features of illness that may be predictive of illness severity and poor outcomes...
December 12, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231253/internal-venous-anomalies-in-patients-with-a-genital-venous-malformation
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Caitlin M Peterman, Patricia S Todd, Anna P Lillis, Steven J Fishman, Marilyn G Liang
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous venous malformation (VM) can be associated with internal vascular anomalies. Our objective was to investigate the frequency of internal vascular anomalies in patients with an isolated genital venous malformation to assess the utility of screening for internal findings. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our Vascular Anomalies Center database for patients with a focal genital venous malformation presenting between 1999 and 2016. Abdominal and pelvic imaging reports were reviewed for internal vascular anomalies...
December 12, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231241/population-based-incidence-and-melanoma-specific-survival-of-cutaneous-malignant-melanoma-in-a-colombian-population-2000-2009
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Evy Reyes, Claudia Uribe, Esther de Vries
BACKGROUND: Demographic, clinical, and morphological characteristics of cutaneous melanoma are unknown for the Colombian population. We aim to provide these characteristics as well as population-based incidence and survival data. METHODS: All patients with an invasive cutaneous melanoma diagnosed in the period 2000-2009 registered in the population-based cancer registry of the metropolitan area of Bucaramanga were included for analysis (n = 169). Age-standardized incidence rates were calculated and melanoma-specific and overall survival estimated with follow-up until June 9, 2016, using Kaplan-Meier methodology, stratifying for gender, anatomical localization, and type of affiliation to the social security system...
December 12, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231038/examining-the-impact-of-alcohol-and-other-drug-education-exposure-on-student-alcohol-consumption
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Ashley L Merianos, Adam E Barry
This investigation examined the association between alcohol and other drug (AOD) prevention/education programs and drinking behaviors among students aged 12 to 17 years. We conducted a secondary analysis of the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health ( N = 17,736). AOD prevention/education was assessed in three school settings: special class, regular class, and outside regular class. Outcome variables included past year alcohol use and current heavy episodic drinking. Associations were assessed via one-way analyses of variance and multiple regression models...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Drug Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230540/preventing-future-fractures-effectiveness-of-an-orthogeriatric-fracture-liaison-service-compared-to-an-outpatient-fracture-liaison-service-and-the-standard-management-in-patients-with-hip-fracture
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Antonio Naranjo, Sonia Fernández-Conde, Soledad Ojeda, Laura Torres-Hernández, Carolina Hernández-Carballo, Idoia Bernardos, Sinforiano Rodríguez, Pedro Laynez
An observational study was carried out in two hospitals in patients > 65 years admitted for hip fracture. At 6 months, 15% of patients in the hospital with orthogeriatric standard care and 75% in the hospital with fracture liaison service were receiving bisphosphonates. PURPOSE: Many patients with fractures are discharged without preventive therapy against further fractures. We sought to compare the effectiveness of an orthogeriatric fracture liaison service (FLS), outpatient FLS, and the standard care after hip fractures in prevention of future fractures...
December 11, 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230493/the-limitations-of-some-european-healthcare-databases-for-monitoring-the-effectiveness-of-pregnancy-prevention-programmes-as-risk-minimisation-measures
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R A Charlton, V Bettoli, H J Bos, A Engeland, E Garne, R Gini, A V Hansen, L T W de Jong-van den Berg, S Jordan, K Klungsøyr, A J Neville, A Pierini, A Puccini, M Sinclair, D Thayer, H Dolk
PURPOSE: Pregnancy prevention programmes (PPPs) exist for some medicines known to be highly teratogenic. It is increasingly recognised that the impact of these risk minimisation measures requires periodic evaluation. This study aimed to assess the extent to which some of the data needed to monitor the effectiveness of PPPs may be present in European healthcare databases. METHODS: An inventory was completed for databases contributing to EUROmediCAT capturing pregnancy and prescription data in Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Italy (Tuscany/Emilia Romagna), Wales and the rest of the UK, to determine the extent of data collected that could be used to evaluate the impact of PPPs...
December 11, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230336/metastatic-spinal-cord-compression-secondary-to-liver-cancer
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Daniel Gams Massi, Japhari Nyassinde, Ngor Side Diagne, Ramy Abdennaji, Kamadore Toure, Moustapha Ndiaye, Amadou Gallo Diop, Mouhamadou Mansour Ndiaye
Metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) is a medical emergency that requires rapid diagnosis and treatment to reduce pain, to preserve neurological functioning, and to prolong survival. The diagnosis of liver cancer is often neglected in the differential diagnosis of MSCC. Treatment is usually palliative and evolution is often fatal. This is a case report of a 28-year-old patient living in Mauritania hospitalized in November 2014 at the neurology department of Fann national teaching hospital in Dakar, for the management of a chronic dorsal spinal cord compression...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230314/testing-the-effectiveness-of-a-transdiagnostic-treatment-approach-in-reducing-violence-and-alcohol-abuse-among-families-in-zambia-study-protocol-of-the-violence-and-alcohol-treatment-vatu-trial
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J C Kane, S Skavenski Van Wyk, S M Murray, P Bolton, F Melendez, C K Danielson, P Chimponda, S Munthali, L K Murray
Background: Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is an urgent global health problem. Root causes for VAWG include the individual- and family-level factors of alcohol abuse, mental health problems, violence exposure, and related adverse experiences. Few studies in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) have assessed the effectiveness of psychological interventions for reducing VAWG. This randomized controlled trial, part of the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls consortium, examines the effectiveness of a common elements treatment approach (CETA) for reducing VAWG and comorbid alcohol abuse among families in Zambia...
2017: Global Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230100/dl-3-n-butylphthalide-prevents-the-disruption-of-blood-spinal-cord-barrier-via-inhibiting-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-following-spinal-cord-injury
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Binbin Zheng, Yulong Zhou, Hongyu Zhang, Guangyong Yang, Zhenghua Hong, Dandan Han, Qingqing Wang, Zili He, Yanlong Liu, Fenzan Wu, Xie Zhang, Songlin Tong, Huazi Xu, Jian Xiao
After spinal cord injury (SCI), the destruction of blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB) is shown to accelerate gathering of noxious blood-derived components in the nervous system, leading to secondary neurodegenerative damages. SCI activates endoplasmic reticulum stress (ER stress), which is considered to evoke secondary damages of neurons and glia. Recent evidence indicates that Dl-3-n-butylphthalide (NBP) has the neuroprotective effect in ischaemic brain injury, but whether it has protective effects on SCI or not is largely unclear...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229659/a-smoking-prevention-photoageing-intervention-for-secondary-schools-in-brazil-delivered-by-medical-students-protocol-for-a-randomised-trial
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Bianca Lisa Faria, Christian M Brieske, Ioana Cosgarea, Albert J Omlor, Fabian N Fries, Christian Olber Moreira de Faria, Henrique Augusto Lino, Ana Carla Cruz Oliveira, Oscar Campos Lisboa, Joachim Klode, Dirk Schadendorf, Breno Bernardes-Souza, Titus J Brinker
INTRODUCTION: Most smokers start smoking during their early adolescence, often with the idea that smoking is glamorous; the dramatic health consequences are too far in the future to fathom. We recently designed and tested an intervention that takes advantage of the broad availability of mobile phones as well as adolescents' interest in their appearance. A free photoageing mobile app (Smokerface) was implemented by medical students in secondary schools via a novel method called mirroring...
December 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229653/investigation-of-time-to-first-presentation-and-extrahospital-factors-in-the-treatment-of-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Peng Yong Sim, Sonul Gajree, Baljean Dhillon, Shyamanga Borooah
OBJECTIVES: To assess the time from symptom onset to treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nvAMD) and to measure the awareness of AMD in Southeast Scotland. DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study. SETTING: Secondary care, Southeast of Scotland. METHODS: Patients treated with intravitreal therapy (IVT) for nvAMD in Southeast Scotland between 2013 and 2015 were identified using a treatment register...
December 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229471/patent-foramen-ovale-closure-for-secondary-prevention-of-cryptogenic-stroke-updated-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Muthiah Vaduganathan, Arman Qamar, Ankur Gupta, Navkaranbir Bajaj, Harsh B Golwala, Ambarish Pandey, Deepak L Bhatt
BACKGROUND: Patent foramen ovale closure represents a potential secondary prevention strategy for cryptogenic stroke, but available trials have varied by size, device studied, and follow-up. METHODS: We conducted a systematic search of published randomized clinical trials (RCTs) evaluating patent foramen ovale closure vs. medical therapy in patients with recent stroke or transient ischemic attack using PubMED, EMBASE, and Cochrane through September 2017. Weighting was by random effects models...
December 8, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229321/the-role-of-aspirin-heparin-and-other-interventions-in-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-fetal-growth-restriction
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REVIEW
Katie M Groom, Anna L David
Fetal growth restriction and related placental pathologies such as preeclampsia, stillbirth, and placental abruption are believed to arise in early pregnancy when inadequate remodeling of the maternal spiral arteries leads to persistent high-resistance and low-flow uteroplacental circulation. The consequent placental ischaemia, reperfusion injury, and oxidative stress are associated with an imbalance in angiogenic/antiangiogenic factors. Many interventions have centered on the prevention and/or treatment of preeclampsia with results pertaining to fetal growth restriction and small-for-gestational-age pregnancy often included as secondary outcomes because of the common pathophysiology...
December 8, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229119/weaker-gun-state-laws-are-associated-with-higher-rates-of-suicide-secondary-to-firearms
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Rodrigo F Alban, Miriam Nuño, Ara Ko, Galinos Barmparas, Azaria V Lewis, Daniel R Margulies
BACKGROUND: Firearm-related suicides comprise over two-thirds of gun-related violence in the United States, and gun laws and policies remain under scrutiny, with many advocating for revision of the regulatory map for lawful gun ownership, aiming at restricting access and distribution of these weapons. However, the quantitative relationship between how strict gun laws are and the incidence of firearm violence with their associated mortality is largely unknown. We therefore, sought to explore the impact of firearm law patterns among states on the incidence and outcomes of firearm-related suicide attempts, utilizing established objective criteria...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229009/the-unwelcome-houseguest-secondary-household-transmission-of-norovirus
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Z A Marsh, S P Grytdal, J C Beggs, E Leshem, P A Gastañaduy, B Rha, M Nyaku, B A Lopman, A J Hall
Norovirus is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis in the USA. Although secondary household transmission of norovirus is frequently reported in outbreaks, little is known about specific risk factors for susceptibility and infectiousness in the household. Three norovirus outbreaks were investigated and data were collected on individuals exposed in the primary outbreak setting and their household members. Potential individual- and household-level risk factors for susceptibility and infectiousness were assessed using univariate and multivariate generalised linear mixed models...
December 12, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227959/cyberbullying-among-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities-some-preliminary-data
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Cristina Jenaro, Noelia Flores, Vanessa Vega, Maribel Cruz, Ma Carmen Pérez, Víctor A Torres
BACKGROUND: Recent studies show that youth with disabilities are at risk of experiencing cyberbullying. Nevertheless, the nature of this phenomenon among adults with intellectual disabilities has not been investigated. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to analyze the frequency and characteristics of cyberbullying and its correlates in individuals with intellectual disabilities attending training centers for adults with intellectual disabilities. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: A convenience sample of 269 participants (54...
December 8, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227880/the-relationship-between-australian-harm-minimisation-alcohol-education-and-student-uptake-consumption-and-harm
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Richard Midford, Leanne Lester, Tahlia Williams, Victoria White
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use by young people is a public health concern in Australia because of the disproportionate harm they experience. Accordingly, governments have sought to protect young people, with school identified as an appropriate site for drug, including alcohol, prevention through education. School-based drug education programmes, however, have not been particularly effective, and even when individual programs report prevention benefits they can be criticised for being developed and evaluated by the same group...
December 8, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227853/joint-effect-of-education-and-age-at-childbirth-on-the-risk-of-caesarean-delivery-findings-from-germany-2008-2015
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L Castiglioni, C Schmiedeberg
OBJECTIVES: This article aims at assessing the joint effect of maternal age and education on the risk of having a caesarean delivery. As high maternal education is often associated with lower caesarean-birth rates, but high-educated women tend to postpone motherhood, these effects may offset each other in traditional analyses. STUDY DESIGN: Secondary analysis of the data from the German Family Panel pairfam. METHODS: The interview-based data refer to 1020 births between 2008 and 2015...
December 8, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227817/comparing-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-filgrastim-and-pegfilgrastim-to-its-biosimilars-in-terms-of-efficacy-and-safety-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-clinical-trials-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Edoardo Botteri, Andriy Krendyukov, Giuseppe Curigliano
BACKGROUND: Granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (G-CSFs) are widely used to prevent neutropenia in cancer patients undergoing myelosuppressive chemotherapy. Several biosimilar medicines of G-CSF are now available, with their development involving a step-wise series of comparisons to demonstrate similarity to reference biologics. Randomised clinical trials (RCTs) are considered confirmatory, and for G-CSF biosimilars, patients with breast cancer (BC) undergoing myelosuppressive chemotherapy are the most sensitive population in which to confirm similarity...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
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