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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631599/efficacy-and-safety-of-omalizumab-in-children-and-adolescents-with-moderate-to-severe-asthma-a-systematic-literature-review
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J Corren, A Kavati, B Ortiz, J A Colby, K Ruiz, B A Maiese, S M Cadarette, R A Panettieri
BACKGROUND: There are limited pediatric data about the use of omalizumab, especially the effectiveness and safety ofomalizumab in the real-world management of allergic asthma. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to summarize the safety and efficacy of omalizumab in both randomized clinicaltrials (RCT) used for U.S. Food and Drug Administration registration and real-world studies (RWS) based on clinical care of children with moderate-to-severe asthma. METHODS: Studies that evaluated omalizumab use in patients < 18 years old and with asthma, published between January2003 and October 2016, were retrieved from medical literature data bases...
June 19, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625146/cephalosporins-associated-pseudomembranous-colitis-in-an-elderly-male-patient-a-case-report
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Prashant Maheshbhai Parmar, Vipul V Solanki, Manish J Barvaliya, Bhavesh Chavada, C B Tripathi
A 78 year old male patient developed pseudomembranous colitis after administration of Ceftriaxone and Cefazolin for the treatment of pleural effusion. The reaction was confirmed by Ultrasonography and CT scan. Causative agents were stopped and patient was managed by systemic therapy. Patient was expired due to respiratory complications as there was complexity in management of disease due to development of pseudomembranous colitis. Increase awareness of prescribers for high-risk drugs, close monitoring, with immediate withdrawal of the culprit drug can reduce the complexity of management which occurred due to development of such adverse drug reaction...
June 15, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585582/factors-associated-with-mortality-to-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-and-their-programmatic-management-in-treatment-centres-of-punjab-pakistan
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Shamsa Kanwal, Abdul Majeed Akhtar, Anzar Ahmed
OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics and assess the factors of mortality in drug-resistant tuberculosis patients. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at 11 programmatic management of drug-resistant tuberculosis centres located in different cities of the Punjab province of Pakistan, and comprised record of patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis from January 2010 to September 2015. Data was retrieved from patient medical records using electronic nominal review system of the provincial tuberculosis control programme...
June 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559151/generic-imatinib-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-survival-of-the-cheapest
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Madhav Danthala, Sadashivudu Gundeti, Siva Prasad Kuruva, Krishna Chaitanya Puligundla, Praveen Adusumilli, Ashok Pillai Karnam, Stalin Bala, Meher Lakshmi Konatam, Lakshmi Srinivas Maddali, Raghunadha Rao Digumarti
INTRODUCTION: The patent expiration of imatinib mesylate (Gleevec; Novartis) on February 1, 2016, has brought the focus back on generic versions of the drug, and an opportunity to provide a safe and cost-effective alternative. The objective of our study was to determine the molecular and cytogenetic responses, survival endpoints (event-free survival, failure-free survival, transformation-free survival, overall survival), and safety of innovator and generic brands of imatinib. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective analysis, data from 1812 patients with chronic myeloid leukemia treated with frontline imatinib mesylate (innovator/generic) at a single institution between 2008 and 2014 is included...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558416/fast-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-with-diode-array-and-mass-spectrometry-method-for-determination-of-tadalafil-drug-substance-and-its-impurities
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Ludovit Schreiber, Radoslav Halko, Milan Hutta
Tadalafil is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and its related patents expired in 2016, therefore related generic drugs production is supposed to be increased. This work is focused on developing a fast ultra high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) with diode array detector (DAD) and/or mass spectrometry (MS) detection for the separation and determination of tadalafil and its impurities in pharmaceutical samples. Modern reversed-phase stationary phase with sub-2 micron particle size, Zorbax StableBond Rapid Resolution High Definition with octylsilane chemically bonded phase to totally porous silica particles was used for the solving this problem...
May 30, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553081/ten-years-of-biosimilar-recombinant-human-growth-hormone-in-europe
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REVIEW
Paul Saenger
Recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) has been in clinical use for more than 30 years. With the expiration of patent exclusivity for the first wave of rhGH products and other biopharmaceuticals, the opportunity emerged for the development of biosimilar medicines. A biosimilar is defined by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) as a biological medicine that is similar to another biological medicine that has already been authorized for use. The EMA led the way (well ahead of the Food and Drug Administration in the US) in developing the biosimilar concept, and the type of science-based regulatory framework required to ensure high-quality, safe, and effective biosimilar medicines; the provisions for approval of biosimilars have been in place in Europe since 2005...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533252/national-trends-in-prescription-drug-expenditures-and-projections-for-2017
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Glen T Schumock, Edward C Li, Michelle D Wiest, Katie J Suda, JoAnn Stubbings, Linda M Matusiak, Robert J Hunkler, Lee C Vermeulen
PURPOSE: Historical trends and factors likely to influence future pharmaceutical expenditures are discussed, and projections are made for drug spending in 2017 in nonfederal hospitals, clinics, and overall (all sectors). METHODS: Drug expenditure data through calendar year 2016 were obtained from the QuintilesIMS National Sales Perspectives database and analyzed. Other factors that may influence drug spending in hospitals and clinics in 2017, including new drug approvals and patent expirations, were also reviewed...
May 22, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521791/exploring-the-role-of-socioeconomic-factors-in-the-development-and-spread-of-anti-malarial-drug-resistance-a-qualitative-study
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Philip Emeka Anyanwu, John Fulton, Etta Evans, Timothy Paget
BACKGROUND: Malaria remains a global health issue with the burden unevenly distributed to the disadvantage of the developing countries of the world. Poverty contributes to the malaria burden as it has the ability to affect integral aspects of malaria control. There have been renewed efforts in the global malaria control, resulting in reductions in the global malaria burden over the last decade. However, the development of resistance to artemisinin-based combination therapy threatens the sustainability of the present success in malaria control...
May 18, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485435/perturbation-of-the-pulmonary-surfactant-monolayer-by-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-a-molecular-dynamics-study
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Yan Xu, Zhen Luo, Shixin Li, Weiguo Li, Xianren Zhang, Yi Y Zuo, Fang Huang, Tongtao Yue
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are at present synthesized on a large scale with a variety of applications. The increasing likelihood of exposure to SWCNTs, however, puts human health at a high risk. As the front line of the innate host defense system, the pulmonary surfactant monolayer (PSM) at the air-water interface of the lungs interacts with the inhaled SWCNTs, which in turn inevitably perturb the ultrastructure of the PSM and affect its biophysical functions. Here, using molecular dynamics simulations, we demonstrate how the diameter and length of SWCNTs critically regulate their interactions with the PSM...
May 9, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482701/looking-to-the-future-and-learning-lessons-from-the-recent-past-changing-stakeholder-perceptions-of-biosimilars-in-cancer
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Won Seog Kim, Michinori Ogura, Hyuk-Chan Kwon, Dasom Choi
As the patents for many biologic anticancer drugs expire, significant growth in the use of biosimilars is predicted, offering an opportunity to help combat the rising costs of treatment and increase patient access to biologic therapy. Attainment of regulatory approval, involving numerous nonclinical and clinical comparative studies versus each reference product, is only one of several barriers to realize the potential gains offered by biosimilars. It is important to understand the current perceptions and informational needs of different stakeholders if biosimilars are to be accepted and widely used in the clinic...
May 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480175/demographic-and-socioeconomic-characteristics-of-outpatients-could-modify-their-attitude-towards-misusing-medications-in-northern-jordan
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Mansour Haddad, Mohamed Elsaed Ebada
BACKGROUND: Potentially inappropriate drug use, including prescribed and over-the-counter medications, is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. It also contributes to unnecessary expenditure on health services. This survey was undertaken to investigate the incidence of drug misuse and associated socioeconomic/demographic characteristics in Irbid, Jordan. DESIGN AND METHODS: The present cross section study was conducted using a validated 5-point Likert scale questionnaire to be self-reported by 480 outpatients visiting clinics in three major medical centres in Irbid, Jordan between 20th October 2015 and 27th November 2015...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Public Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480154/congenital-tracheobronchomegaly-mounier-kuhn-syndrome-in-a-woman-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-a-case-report
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Amanda Fletcher, Justin Stowell, Socrates Jamoulis
Congenital tracheobronchomegaly (Mounier-Kuhn Syndrome, MKS) is a rare idiopathic disorder characterized by dilation of the central airways, including the trachea and first through fourth order bronchi. MKS disproportionately affects men and results in chronic respiratory tract infections. The diagnosis is made through the synthesis of clinical and radiological data. Here we report a unique case of MKS in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. A 45-year-old African American woman with a past medical history of HIV, tobacco and recreational drug abuse, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep apnea, and a 15-year history of recurrent respiratory infections presented with dyspnea, wheezing, a productive cough, increased yellow-green sputum production, and subjective fevers...
April 4, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474001/pharmaceutical-use-and-spending-trend-in-medicare-beneficiaries-with-dementia-from-2006-to-2012
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Inmaculada Hernandez, Yuting Zhang
Objectives: The aim of the study was to examine the trend in incidence and prevalence of dementia, use and spending of antidementia and antipsychotic drugs among dementia patients. Methods: Using 2006-2012 Medicare claims data, we identified individuals with diagnosis of dementia and collected their pharmacy claims in 2006-2012. We built regression models to test the trend in number of prescriptions and spending on antidementia, antipsychotic, and other drugs. Results: The prevalence of dementia did not change during our study period...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438145/insights-into-the-availability-and-distribution-of-oral-artemisinin-monotherapy-in-myanmar-evidence-from-a-nationally-representative-outlet-survey
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Si Thu Thein, Hnin Su Su Khin, Aung Thi
BACKGROUND: The containment of artemisinin resistance in Myanmar, historically an important probable origin and route of anti-malarial resistance to the India sub-continent and beyond, is crucial to global malaria control and elimination. This paper describes what is currently known about the sale and distribution of oral artemisinin monotherapy (AMT) across Myanmar, where this medicine is commonly found. METHODS: A nationally representative 2015 outlet survey was conducted in the private sector, and among community health workers across four geographical domains...
April 25, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428446/the-finite-state-projection-approach-to-analyze-dynamics-of-heterogeneous-populations
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Rob Johnson, Brian Munsky
Population modeling aims to capture and predict the dynamics of cell populations in constant or fluctuating environments. At the elementary level, population growth proceeds through sequential divisions of individual cells. Due to stochastic effects, populations of cells are inherently heterogeneous in phenotype, and some phenotypic variables have an effect on division or survival rates, as can be seen in partial drug resistance. Therefore, when modeling population dynamics where the control of growth and division is phenotype dependent, the corresponding model must take account of the underlying cellular heterogeneity...
May 11, 2017: Physical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414664/gonococcal-endocarditis-the-gift-that-stops-giving-an-uncommon-presentation-of-a-common-disease
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G Olayemi, M Oferczak, A Elagizi, I El-Abbassi, M Eschete, J Crowe
INTRODUCTION: Gonorrhea is the 2nd most common sexually transmitted disease in the US with 800,000 cases of gonorrhea each year. Disseminated gonorrhea infection occurs in 0.5 percent - 3 percent of these patients and is more frequent in woman younger than 40 years of age. CASE: A 36 year old woman with a history of polysubstance abuse presented with 10 day history of feeling generally unwell. At presentation, vitals were remarkable for tachycardia and hypotension...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403267/the-current-state-of-dermatologists-familiarity-and-perspectives-of-biosimilars-for-the-treatment-of-psoriasis-a-global-cross-sectional-survey
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Iviensan F Manalo, Kathleen E Gilbert, Jashin J Wu
<p>BACKGROUND: Biologic patent expiration, accelerated approval pathways, and business interests of third party payers and the biopharmaceutical industry are driving the development of biosimilars to treat immune-mediated disorders like psoriasis. No studies have investigated dermatologists' familiarity and perspectives of biosimilars.</p> <p>OBJECTIVES: To assess: (1) dermatologists' familiarity with biosimilars and interchangeability and (2) their perspectives toward biosimilar properties, including interchangeability, indication extrapolation, and immunogenicity risk...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400917/coronary-stenting-a-matter-of-revascularization
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EDITORIAL
Aldo Bonaventura, Fabrizio Montecucco, Luca Liberale
In the last few decades, the recommended treatment for coronary artery disease has been dramatically improved by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and the use of balloon catheters, bare metal stents (BMSs), and drug-eluting stents (DESs). Catheter balloons were burdened by acute vessel occlusion or target-lesion re-stenosis. BMSs greatly reduced those problems holding up the vessel structure, but showed high rates of in-stent re-stenosis, which is characterized by neo-intimal hyperplasia and vessel remodeling leading to a re-narrowing of the vessel diameter...
March 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357835/identification-of-world-health-organisation-ship-s-medicine-chest-contents-by-anatomical-therapeutic-chemical-atc-classification-codes
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Seyed Khorsow Tayebati, Giulio Nittari, Syed Sarosh Mahdi, Nicholas Ioannidis, Fabio Sibilio, Francesco Amenta
BACKGROUND: Ships should carry mandatory given amounts of medicinal products and basic first aid items, collectively known as the ship's medicine chest. Type and quantities of these products/items are suggested by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and regulated by individual flag states. In countries that lack national legislation, it is assumed that ships should follow WHO indications. An objective difficulty mainly involving vessels of international long-haul routes could be to recognise medicinal compounds obtained in other countries for replacing products used or expired...
2017: International Maritime Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352198/antimicrobial-susceptibility-profile-treatment-outcome-and-serotype-distribution-of-clinical-isolates-of-salmonella-enterica-subspecies-enterica-a-2-year-study-from-kerala-south-india
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Deepa Harichandran, Kavitha Radhakrishnan Dinesh
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Typhoid and paratyphoid fever continue to be important causes of illness and death in parts of Asia, being associated with poor sanitation and consumption of unsafe food and water. Antimicrobial resistance has emerged to traditional first-line drugs, namely, the fluoroquinolones, as well as to third-generation cephalosporins, posing challenges to treatment. Azithromycin has proven to be an effective alternative for treatment of uncomplicated typhoid fever. The purpose of this study was to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility, clinical outcome and serotype distribution pattern of clinical isolates belonging to Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
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