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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086781/effects-of-the-intradiscal-implantation-of-stromal-vascular-fraction-plus-platelet-rich-plasma-in-patients-with-degenerative-disc-disease
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Comella Kristin, Silbert Robert, Parlo Michelle
BACKGROUND: Stromal vascular fraction (SVF) can easily be obtained from a mini-lipoaspirate procedure of fat tissue and platelet rich plasma (PRP) can be obtained from peripheral blood. The SVF contains a mixture of cells including ADSCs and growth factors and has been depleted of the adipocyte (fat cell) population. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of administering SVF and PRP intra-discally into patients with degenerative disc disease. METHODS: A total of 15 patients underwent a local tumescent liposuction procedure to remove approximately 60 ml of fat tissue...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081590/emergency-endoscopic-variceal-ligation-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-blood-clots-in-the-stomach-but-no-active-bleeding-or-stigmata-increases-the-risk-of-rebleeding
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Su Jin Kim, Cheol Woong Choi, Dae Hwan Kang, Hyung Wook Kim, Su Bum Park, Young Mi Hong, Ki Tae Yoon, Mong Cho, Hyung Seok Nam, Sm Bakhtiar Ui Islam
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of emergency variceal ligation for the prevention of rebleeding in cirrhotic patients who are found on initial endoscopy to have blood clots in the stomach but no actively bleeding esophageal and gastric varices or stigmata. METHODS: This study included 28 cirrhotic patients who underwent emergency prophylactic EVL and 41 who underwent an elective intervention between January 2009 and June 2014...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081041/a-systematic-literature-review-approach-to-estimate-the-therapeutic-index-of-selected-immunosuppressant-drugs-after-renal-transplantation
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Jessica E Ericson, Kanecia O Zimmerman, Daniel Gonzalez, Chiara Melloni, Jeffrey T Guptill, Kevin D Hill, Huali Wu, Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez
BACKGROUND: Drugs that exhibit close margins between therapeutic and toxic blood concentrations are considered to have a narrow therapeutic index (NTI). The Food and Drug Administration has proposed that NTI drugs should have more stringent bioequivalence standards for approval of generic formulations. However, many immunosuppressant drugs do not have a well-defined therapeutic index (TI). METHODS: We sought to determine whether safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetic data obtained from the medical literature through a comprehensive literature search could be used to estimate the TI of cyclosporine, tacrolimus, and sirolimus...
February 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080205/laparoscopic-liver-resection-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-a-tumor-size-larger-than-5%C3%A2-cm-review-of-45-cases-in-a-tertiary-institution
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Eunmi Gil, Choon Hyuck D Kwon, Jong Man Kim, Gyu-Seong Choi, Jin Seok Heo, Wontae Cho, Mi Sook Gwak, Geum-Youn Gwak, Jae-Won Joh
INTRODUCTION: Although laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) has developed rapidly, its usefulness for the treatment of large tumors is less clear, due to concerns about compromising oncological principles and patient safety. The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility and safety of LLR for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with a tumor size larger than 5 cm. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2007 to December 2014, we performed LLR in 45 patients with HCC with a tumor size ≥5 cm...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079270/treatment-of-adults-with-idiopathic-recurrent-pericarditis-novel-use-of-immunotherapy
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Nicholas C Schwier, Genevieve Hale, Marie L Davies
Idiopathic recurrent pericarditis (IRP) can be challenging to treat. Even after guideline-directed, first-line treatment consisting of aspirin (ASA) or a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) in combination with colchicine therapy, recurrences still occur in greater than 20% of patients. Many patients then require treatment with long-term corticosteroids, which is not a favorable option due to their short- and long-term adverse effects. Since it is theorized that the pathophysiology of IRP may possess autoimmune sequelae, the use of immunotherapy for the treatment of IRP has emerged...
January 12, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078434/a-retrospective-open-label-uncontrolled-study-of-epoetin-zeta-on-the-treatment-of-chemotherapy-induced-anemia-in-solid-tumors
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Constantinos E Alifieris, Kyriakos Orfanakos, Aristina Papanota, George P Stathopoulos, Nikolaos Sitaras, Dimitrios T Trafalis
PURPOSE: This is a single-center uncontrolled retrospective study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the biosimilar epoetin zeta after approval in chemotherapy-induced anemia (CIA). METHODS: Patients screened were >18 years old suffering from solid malignancies and CIA with Hg ≤10 or <11 g/dl if symptomatic anemia. Patients had measurable disease by TNM and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG). Patients were treated for at least 12 weeks and the primary endpoint was to determine the incidence of blood transfusions, and secondarily, the overall safety and efficacy defined as ≥1 g/dl rise in Hb concentration or ≥40,000 cells/μl rise in reticulocyte count...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077904/regadenoson-in-myocardial-perfusion-study-first-institutional-experiences-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina
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Nermina Beslic, Renata Milardovic, Amera Sadija, Sejla Ceric, Zeljka Raic
INTRODUCTION: Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is widely used in the evaluation of known and suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). Imaging of heart in stress and rest enables the comparison of myocardial uptake of radiotracer in proportion to the needs and coronary flow, which is used for detection of perfusion defects. Exercise stress and pharmacologic agents are used for the stressing purpose. Novel pharmacologic stressor regadenoson is A2A selective adenosine agonist, which selectively binds to the adenosine receptors in coronary arteries causing coronary dilatation...
December 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077460/glyburide-versus-metformin-and-their-combination-for-the-treatment-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Zohar Nachum, Noah Zafran, Raed Salim, Noura Hissin, Jamal Hasanein, Yifat Gam Ze Letova, Abeer Suleiman, Enav Yefet
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of glyburide versus metformin and their combination for the treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In this prospective randomized controlled study, we randomly assigned patients with GDM at 13-33 weeks gestation and whose blood glucose was poorly controlled by diet to receive either glyburide or metformin. If optimal glycemic control was not achieved, the other drug was added. If adverse effects occurred, the drug was replaced...
January 11, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077266/asp0028-in-combination-with-suboptimal-dose-of-tacrolimus-in-cynomolgus-monkey-renal-transplantation-model
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Hao Dun, Lijun Song, Anlun Ma, Yanxin Hu, Lin Zeng, Jieying Bai, Guangzhou Zhang, Liangyan Zhang, Kumi Koide, Yohei Okada, Kaori Hanaoka, Rie Yamamoto, Jun Hirose, Tatsuaki Morokata, Pierre Daloze, Huifang Chen
FTY720, a S1P-receptor modulator, has shown to be effective in several transplant and autoimmune disease models, via modulating lymphocyte homing into secondary lymphoid organs (SLOs), and thereby reducing these cells in peripheral blood. ASP0028, a newly developed S1P1/S1P5-selective agonist, presented comparable efficacy to FTY720 and wider safety margins than FTY720. In this study, we assessed the efficacy and safety of ASP0028 co-administered with suboptimal-dose of tacrolimus in the Cynomolgus monkey renal transplantation model...
January 7, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077204/review-of-the-next-generation-of-long-acting-basal-insulins-insulin-degludec-and-insulin-glargine
#10
Matthew Stailey, Susan E Conway
Older adults are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Although oral agents (i.e., metformin) are the preferred first-line therapy, older adults often eventually require the addition of insulin to control their blood glucose. Long-acting insulin analogues are the preferred insulin products for older adults with T2DM. Insulin degludec and insulin glargine U-300 are both new generation long-acting insulins. When compared with the standard of care, long-acting insulin product insulin glargine U-100, insulin degludec, and insulin glargine U-300 had similar glucose-lowering effects, longer half-lives and durations of action, and a more even distribution over a 24-hour period...
January 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075064/efficacy-of-nebivolol-valsartan-single-pill-combination-in-obese-and-nonobese-patients-with-hypertension
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Christian W Mende, Thomas D Giles, David B Bharucha, William G Ferguson, Madhuja Mallick, Mehul D Patel
Antihypertensive efficacy of single-pill combinations (SPCs) consisting of a β1 -selective adrenergic blocker with vasodilatory properties via β3 -agonism (nebivolol) and an angiotensin II receptor blocker (valsartan) was demonstrated in an 8-week phase 3 trial (NCT01508026). In this post hoc analysis, seated blood pressure, heart rate, 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, plasma aldosterone, estimated glomerular filtration rate, and safety measures were assessed in obese (body mass index >32 kg/m(2) ; n=1823) and nonobese (body mass index <27 kg/m(2) ; n=847) adults with hypertension (stage I or II) treated with nebivolol-valsartan SPCs, nebivolol or valsartan monotherapy, or placebo...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074747/liraglutide-a-glucagon-like-peptide-1-agonist-for-chronic-weight-management
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Kendra R Manigault, Maria Miller Thurston
OBJECTIVE: To review the efficacy and safety of liraglutide 3.0 mg for weight loss. DATA SOURCE: A literature search was performed using PubMed and MEDLINE from 2000 to 2016. The following key terms were used alone or in combination: glucagon-like peptide-1 agonist, liraglutide, obesity, overweight, and weight loss. Additional supporting literature was identified utilizing the reference lists of the preceding articles. STUDY SELECTION: Analyzed studies were published in English and investigated use of liraglutide and its impact on weight loss...
December 1, 2016: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073192/the-use-of-autologous-platelet-rich-plasma-gel-in-bulbar-and-penile-buccal-mucosa-urethroplasty-preliminary-report-of-our-first-series
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Marcello Scarcia, Francesco Paolo Maselli, Giuseppe Cardo, Giuseppe Mario Ludovico
OBJECTIVE: The Buccal Mucosa (BM) UrethroPlasty (UP) is one of the preferred treatments for long or compli-cated urethral strictures. We propose the use of autologous Platelet Rich Plasma gel (aPRPg) in order to enhance to vascularization of BM graft and reduce the fibrous spongy. We report the outcome of our ten cases of bulbar and penile UP and the safety of this technique. Materials and metods: Ten patients underwent to BM UP with use of aPRP gel. Median age was 46. Stricture etiology was idiopathic, failed hypospadias and flogistic...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073042/rapid-infusions-of-human-normal-immunoglobulin-50g-l-are-safe-and-well-tolerated-in-immunodeficiencies-and-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Giuseppe Spadaro, Alessandra Vultaggio, A Alberto Bosi, Dietmar Reichert, Jan Janssen, Donatella Lamacchia, Liliana Nappi, Antonio Pecoraro, Cinzia Milito, Andrea Ferraro, Andrea Matucci, Francesca Bacchiarri, Valentina Carrai, Azra Hibbeler, Elisabet Speckman, Chiara Guarnieri, Serena Bongiovanni, Isabella Quinti
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is accepted as an effective and well-tolerated treatment for primary and secondary immunodeficiencies (ID) and immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). Adverse reactions of IVIg are usually mild, comprising transient flu-like symptoms, change in blood pressure and tachycardia. However IVIg therapy can be burdensome for both patients and healthcare facilities, since the infusion may take up to 4h to administer. The objective of our multicentre, prospective, open-label phase III trial was to evaluate the tolerability and safety of human normal immunoglobulin 50g/l (Ig VENA) at high intravenous infusion rates in adult patients with ID and ITP who had previously tolerated IVIg treatment, by progressively increasing infusion rate up to 8ml/kg/hr...
January 7, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072733/efficacy-and-safety-of-puerarin-injection-in-curing-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Qing-Hua Zheng, Xiao-Li Li, Zhi-Gang Mei, Li Xiong, Qing-Xian Mei, Jin-Feng Wang, Ling-Jing Tan, Song-Bai Yang, Zhi-Tao Feng
BACKGROUND: Previous studies indicated that the puerarin injection has been widely employed in China for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. We aim to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the puerarin injection for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed in PUBMED, EMBASE, SPRINGER LINK, Scopus, Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), VIP Journals Database, Wanfang database and the China Biological Medicine database before November 2016, randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) of puerarin injection treating acute ischemic stroke were included...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072709/tranexamic-acid-reduces-perioperative-blood-loss-of-posterior-lumbar-surgery-for-stenosis-or-spondylolisthesis-a-randomized-trial
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Houyin Shi, Yunsheng Ou, Dianming Jiang, Zhengxue Quan, Zenghui Zhao, Yong Zhu
BACKGROUND: A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was performed. The routine usage of TA in spinal surgery is controversial. Only a few studies have focused on patients undergoing posterior lumbar surgery for stenosis or spondylolisthesis, although a large clinical cohort exists in the population. This study aimed to evaluate the effect and safety of TA in reducing perioperative blood loss in posterior lumbar surgery for stenosis or spondylolisthesis. METHODS: 100 eligible patients out of 126 were randomized to receive either a bolus dose of 30 mg/kg TA i...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072700/is-prophylactic-tranexamic-acid-administration-effective-and-safe-for-postpartum-hemorrhage-prevention-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Chunbo Li, Yuping Gong, Lingling Dong, Bingying Xie, Zhiyuan Dai
BACKGROUND: To assess the efficacy and safety of tranexamic acid (TA) in reducing blood loss and lowering transfusion needs for patients undergoing caesarean section (CS) or vaginal delivery (VD). METHODS: An electronic literature search of PubMed, EMBASE, OVID, Cochrane library, Scopus, Central, and Clinical trials.gov was performed to identify studies that evaluating the usage of TA in CS or VD. The methodological quality of included trials was assessed and data extraction was performed...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072475/safety-of-sulfur-hexafluoride-microbubbles-in-sonography-of-abdominal-and-superficial-organs-retrospective-analysis-of-30-222-cases
#18
Chunlin Tang, Kejing Fang, Yanli Guo, Rui Li, Xiaozhou Fan, Ping Chen, Zhaohui Chen, Qiangwei Liu, Ye Zou
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety of the sulfur hexafluoride microbubble contrast agent SonoVue (Bracco SpA, Milan, Italy) and to implement precautions with the intent of further improving the safety of this contrast agent. METHODS: A total of 30,222 patients undergoing contrast-enhanced sonography of abdominal and superficial organs in our hospital from January 2005 to December 2014 were retrospectively investigated. SonoVue was used as the ultrasound contrast agent...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072428/3d-modelling-on-biodegradable-nanoparticle-enhanced-cryoablation-of-liver-tumor-based-on-real-anatomical-model
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S Y Xu, Z Z He, Y X Zhou, J Liu
BACKGROUND: Nanoparticle-enhanced freezing is of great importance for developing a conformal targeted cryoablation for liver tumor with complex shape. However, the safety and biocompatibility of nanoparticles should also be of major concerns. OBJECTIVE: This study is to investigate the enhanced cryoablation mediated by the MgO nanoparticles which are nontoxic, biodegradable, and have few side-effects on the human body. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A three-dimensional numerical model has been developed based on a real geometrical anatomical structure to characterize such nanocryosurgical freezing of liver tumor...
November 2016: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070229/novel-device-for-removal-of-blot-clot-obstructions-in-drainage-tubes
#20
Scott M Thompson, Cornelius A Thiels, Johnathon M Aho
Medical drains frequently become obstructed requiring removal or re-intervention. Currently, there is no widely accepted practice for maintaining drain patency. A simple device to remove obstructions from medical drains may have significant benefit. We manufactured a prototype drain clot extractor (DCE) for extracting obstructions. Fresh nonanticoagulated swine blood was instilled within drainage tubes of 16, 20, and 32 French (n = 2 for each size) to generate a 4 cm blood clot. The operator was then equipped with a 0...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Devices
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