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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022423/combination-antiplatelet-treatment-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-a-necessary-evil-or-an-overzealous-practice
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Dimitrios Alexopoulos, Konstantinos Katogiannis, Danai Sfantou, John Lekakis
In seeking to improve care in coronary artery disease patients, further platelet inhibition has been occasionally applied beyond that provided by aspirin and a P2Y12 receptor antagonist. This review aims to offer insights about the rationale, the efficacy and safety of combination antiplatelet therapy, involving three or more agents. Overall, the use of glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa inhibitors did not significantly modify the treatment effect of different antiplatelet strategies, including double vs standard clopidogrel, prasugrel vs clopidogrel, ticagrelor vs clopidogrel, cangrelor vs clopidogrel, and vorapaxar vs placebo...
October 12, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967438/identification-of-specific-gait-patterns-in-patients-with-cerebellar-ataxia-spastic-paraplegia-and-parkinson-s-disease-a-non-hierarchical-cluster-analysis
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Mariano Serrao, Giorgia Chini, Matteo Bergantino, Diego Sarnari, Carlo Casali, Carmela Conte, Alberto Ranavolo, Christian Marcotulli, Martina Rinaldi, Gianluca Coppola, Fabiano Bini, Francesco Pierelli, Franco Marinozzi
Patients with degenerative neurological diseases such as cerebellar ataxia, spastic paraplegia, and Parkinson's disease often display progressive gait function decline that inexorably impacts their autonomy and quality of life. Therefore, considering the related social and economic costs, one of the most important areas of intervention in neurorehabilitation should be the treatment of gait abnormalities. This study aims to determine whether an entire dataset of gait parameters recorded in patients with degenerative neurological diseases can be clustered into homogeneous groups distinct from each other and from healthy subjects...
September 26, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957341/efficacy-and-safety-of-sequential-versus-quadruple-therapy-as-second-line-treatment-for-helicobacter-pylori-infection-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Daniela Munteanu, Ohad Etzion, Gil Ben-Yakov, Daniel Halperin, Leslie Eidelman, Doron Schwartz, Victor Novack, Naim Abufreha, Pavel Krugliak, Alexander Rozenthal, Nava Gaspar, Alexander Moshkalo, Vitaly Dizingof, Alexander Fich
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Quadruple therapy is recommended as second-line treatment for Helicobacter pylori eradication failure. However, high cost, multiple side effects, and low adherence rates are major drawbacks to its routine use. Our aim was to compare the efficacy and safety of sequential versus quadruple regimens as second line treatment for persistent Helicobacter pylori infection. METHODS: Prospective, randomized, open label trial was conducted at a large academic, tertiary care center in Israel...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956286/all-cause-and-drug-related-medical-events-associated-with-overuse-of-gabapentin-and-or-opioid-medications-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis-of-a-commercially-insured-us-population
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Alyssa M Peckham, Kathleen A Fairman, David A Sclar
INTRODUCTION: Overuse of gabapentin and/or opioids occurs in a small percentage of patients at > 3-fold labeled dosages. Gabapentin may potentiate opioid effects. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to assess patient harm, defined as use of inpatient hospital (IPH) or emergency department (ED) services, associated with overuse of gabapentin with or without concomitant overuse of opioids. DATA SOURCE: Data were sourced from the Truven Health MarketScan(®) Commercial Claims and Encounters database, for the years 2013-2015...
September 27, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937021/optimized-high-dose-amoxicillin-proton-pump-inhibitor-dual-therapies-fail-to-achieve-high-cure-rates-in-china
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Jia-Li Hu, Jun Yang, Yin-Bin Zhou, Ping Li, Ran Han, Dian-Chun Fang
Background\Aim: Quadruple daily administration of proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy achieves potent acid inhibition, and combined with amoxicillin, with its pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic characteristics, may be efficient for Helicobacter pylori eradication. We compared the efficacy of two optimized high-dose dual therapies with a bismuth-containing quadruple regimen for treating H. pylori infection. Rabeprazole dosages for H. pylori eradication were also evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Treatment-naive and H...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926321/evaluation-of-platelet-activation-during-storage-in-leukocyte-depleted-platelet-concentrates
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Miodrag Vucic, Zoran Stanojkovic, Ana Antic, Jelana Vucic, Voja Pavlovic
Structural and functional changes in platelets during storage can lead to the loss of platelet reactivity and response. Our aim was to evaluate leukocyte-depleted platelet concentrates, obtained by in-line filtration on storage days 0, 3 and 5. In non-filtered platelet concentrates (NF-PC) group, 180 whole blood units were collected with quadruple blood bags and then compared to another group of 180 whole blood units (leukocyte-depleted platelet concentrates [LD-PC]), collected in Imuflex Whole Blood Filter Saving Platelets (WB-SP) bags with an integrated leukoreduction filter, with regard to the platelet quality and characteristics...
September 19, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922716/quaternary-ammonium-groups-modified-starch-microspheres-for-instant-hemorrhage-control
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Fangping Chen, Xiaoyan Cao, Junxia Yu, Huantong Su, Shuda Wei, Hua Hong, Changsheng Liu
Instant rapid hemostasis is crucial not only for decreasing mortality in these conditions, but also for optimal recovery. The hemostatic agents on the market suffer from inefficiency hemostasis, nondegradability, high cost and potential safety issues. It is necessary to develop a hemostatic agent with rapid hemostatic performance, potent biodegradation and improved biocompatibility. The aim of this work was to develop a novel type of cationic modified starch microspheres (CS) and investigate its hemostatic performance...
August 24, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922433/bismuth-based-quadruple-therapy-following-h-pylori-eradication-failures-a-multicenter-study-in-clinical-practice
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Angelo Zullo, Vincenzo De Francesco, Annamaria Bellesia, Roberto Vassallo, Audenzio D'Angelo, Giuseppe Scaccianoce, Rodolfo Sacco, Giampaolo Bresci, Annarita Eramo, Anna Tanzilli, Lorenzo Ridola, Domenico Alvaro, Claudio Londoni, Gianfranco Brambilla, Raffaele Manta, Agostino Di Ciaula, Piero Portincasa
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication in patients who failed one or more therapeutic attempts remains challenging. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of three-in-one capsules bismuth-based quadruple therapy (Pylera®) in these patients managed in clinical practice. METHODS: This was a prospective, open-label, multicenter study enrolling consecutive, adult patients with persistent H. pylori infection following at least one standard therapy...
September 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905397/alcohol-advertising-in-magazines-and-underage-readership-are-underage-youth-disproportionately-exposed
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Charles King, Michael Siegel, Craig S Ross, David H Jernigan
BACKGROUND: The question of whether underage youth are disproportionately exposed to alcohol advertising lies at the heart of the public health debate about whether restrictions on alcohol advertising are warranted. The aim of this study was to determine whether alcohol brands popular among underage (ages 12 to 20 years) drinkers ("underage brands") are more likely than others ("other brands") to advertise in magazines with high underage readerships. METHODS: We analyze the advertising of 680 alcohol brands in 49 magazines between 2006 and 2011...
September 13, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877572/safety-efficacy-and-physicochemical-characterization-of-tinospora-crispa-ointment-a-community-based-formulation-against-pediculus-humanus-capitis
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Gerwin Louis Tapan Dela Torre, Kerstin Mariae Gonzales Ponsaran, Angelica Louise Dela Peña de Guzman, Richelle Ann Mallapre Manalo, Erna Custodio Arollado
The high prevalence of pediculosis capitis, commonly known as head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) infestation, has led to the preparation of a community-based pediculicidal ointment, which is made of common household items and the extract of Tinospora crispa stem. The present study aimed to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and physicochemical characteristics of the T. crispa pediculicidal ointment. The physicochemical properties of the ointment were characterized, and safety was determined using acute dermal irritation test (OECD 404), while the efficacy was assessed using an in vitro pediculicidal assay...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870155/pessary-or-progesterone-to-prevent-preterm-delivery-in-women-with-short-cervical-length-the-quadruple-p-randomised-controlled-trial
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Maud D van Zijl, Bouchra Koullali, Christiana A Naaktgeboren, Ewoud Schuit, Dick J Bekedam, Etelka Moll, Martijn A Oudijk, Wilhelmina M van Baal, Marjon A de Boer, Henricus Visser, Joris van Drongelen, Flip W van de Made, Karlijn C Vollebregt, Moira A Muller, Mireille N Bekker, Jozien T J Brons, Marieke Sueters, Josje Langenveld, Maureen T Franssen, Nico W Schuitemaker, Erik van Beek, Hubertina C J Scheepers, Karin de Boer, Eveline M Tepe, Anjoke J M Huisjes, Angelo B Hooker, Evelyn C J Verheijen, Dimitri N Papatsonis, Ben Willem J Mol, Brenda M Kazemier, Eva Pajkrt
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is in quantity and in severity the most important topic in obstetric care in the developed world. Progestogens and cervical pessaries have been studied as potential preventive treatments with conflicting results. So far, no study has compared both treatments. METHODS/DESIGN: The Quadruple P study aims to compare the efficacy of vaginal progesterone and cervical pessary in the prevention of adverse perinatal outcome associated with preterm birth in asymptomatic women with a short cervix, in singleton and multiple pregnancies separately...
September 4, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854709/melatonin-restores-white-blood-cell-count-diminishes-glycated-haemoglobin-level-and-prevents-liver-kidney-and-muscle-oxidative-stress-in-mice-exposed-to-acute-ethanol-intoxication
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Natalia Kurhaluk, Alina Sliuta, Svitlana Kyriienko, Pawel J Winklewski
Aims: The aim of the study was to examine the effects of melatonin impact on changes in haematological profile, biomarkers of oxidative stress (dienes conjugates, malondialdehyde (MDA), oxidatively modified protein levels, total antioxidant capacity and antioxidant enzyme activity) in liver, muscle, kidney and erythrocytes, and glycated haemoglobin (HBA1c) in mice during acute ethanol stress. Methods: Assays were carried out in quadruplicate: control, melatonin (10 mg/kg, 10 days), acute ethanol stress (0...
September 1, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807915/both-14-day-hybrid-and-bismuth-quadruple-therapies-cure-most-patients-with-helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-populations-with-moderate-antibiotic-resistance-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Feng-Woei Tsay, Deng-Chyang Wu, Hsien-Chung Yu, Sung-Shuo Kao, Kung-Hung Lin, Jin-Shiung Cheng, Huay-Min Wang, Wen-Chi Chen, Wei-Chih Sun, Kuo-Wang Tsai, Ping-I Hsu
BACKGROUND & AIM: Hybrid therapy is a novel two-step treatment achieving a high eradication rate for H. pylori infection. Currently, whether this new therapy achieves a higher eradication rate than bismuth quadruple therapy remains an unanswered question. The aim of this prospective, randomized, comparive study was to investigate the efficacies of 14-day hybrid therapy and bismuth quadruple therapy in the treatment of H. pylori infection.METHODS: From July 2013 to June 2015, eligible H. pylori-infected subjects were randomly assigned to receive either 14-day bismuth quadruple therapy (pantoprazole, bismuth subcitrate, tetracycline, and metronidazole for 14 days) or 14-day hybrid therapy (a 7-day dual therapy with pantoprazole plus amoxicillin, followed by a 7-day quadraple therapy with pantoprazole plus amoxicillin, clarithromycin and metronidazole)...
August 14, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801477/type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-impaired-renal-function-are-associated-with-brain-alterations-and-poststroke-cognitive-decline
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Einor Ben Assayag, Roy Eldor, Amos D Korczyn, Efrat Kliper, Shani Shenhar-Tsarfaty, Oren Tene, Jeremy Molad, Itzhak Shapira, Shlomo Berliner, Viki Volfson, Ludmila Shopin, Yehuda Strauss, Hen Hallevi, Natan M Bornstein, Eitan Auriel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with diseases of the brain, kidney, and vasculature. However, the relationship between T2DM, chronic kidney disease, brain alterations, and cognitive function after stroke is unknown. We aimed to evaluate the inter-relationship between T2DM, impaired renal function, brain pathology on imaging, and cognitive decline in a longitudinal poststroke cohort. METHODS: The TABASCO (Tel Aviv brain acute stroke cohort) is a prospective cohort of stroke/transient ischemic attack survivors...
September 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777239/professional-resilience-paradigm-meets-the-quadruple-aim-professional-mandate-ethical-imperative
#15
Ellen Fink-Samnick
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September 2017: Professional Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759696/structured-coaching-programs-to-develop-staff
#16
Susan MacLeod Dyess, Rose Sherman, Andra Opalinski, Terry Eggenberger
Health care environments are complex and chaotic, therein challenging patients and professionals to attain satisfaction, well-being, and exceptional outcomes. These chaotic environments increase the stress and burnout of professionals and reduce the likelihood of optimizing success in many dimensions. Coaching is evolving as a professional skill that may influence the optimization of the health care environment. This article reflects on three coaching programs: Gallup Strengths-Based Coaching, Dartmouth Microsystem Coaching, and Health and Wellness Nurse Coaching...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742049/reduced-and-full-order-observers-for-delayed-genetic-regulatory-networks
#17
Xian Zhang, Xiaofei Fan, Ligang Wu
This paper is centered upon the state estimation for delayed genetic regulatory networks. Our aim is at estimating the concentrations of mRNAs and proteins by designing reduced-order and full-order state observers based on available network outputs. We introduce a Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional including quadruplicate integrals, and estimate its derivative by employing the Wirtinger-type integral inequalities, reciprocal convex technique, and convex technique. From which, delay-dependent sufficient conditions, in the form of linear matrix inequalities (LMIs), are investigated to ensure that the resultant error system is asymptotically stable...
July 21, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736579/changes-of-myocardial-lipidomics-profiling-in-a-rat-model-of-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-using-uplc-q-tof-ms-analysis
#18
Shifen Dong, Rong Zhang, Yaoyue Liang, Jiachen Shi, Jiajia Li, Fei Shang, Xuezhou Mao, Jianning Sun
BACKGROUND: Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a serious cardiac dysfunction induced by changes in the structure and contractility of the myocardium that are initiated in part by alterations in energy substrates. The underlying mechanisms of DCM are still under controversial. The observation of lipids, especially lipidomics profiling, can provide an insight into the know the biomarkers of DCM. The aim of our research was to detect changes of myocardial lipidomics profiling in a rat model of diabetic cardiomyopathy...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716216/1-4-times-increase-in-atrial-fibrillation-related-ischemic-stroke-and-tia-over-12years-in-a-stroke-center
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Qiong Yang, Leonid Churilov, Dongsheng Fan, Stephen Davis, Bernard Yan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) has quadrupled in the past 50years in the general population. However, there is uncertainty regarding prevalence of AF over time in ischemic stroke patients given the aging population and enhanced surveillance of AF. We aimed to explore the changing prevalence of AF as well as other risk factors, stroke subtypes, investigations and pre-stroke medications among ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of data from a prospective database of consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke and TIA from 2004 to 2015...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702193/update-on-the-first-line-treatment-for-helicobacter-pylori-infection-a-continuing-challenge-from-an-old-enemy
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REVIEW
Chih-Chieh Huang, Kuo-Wang Tsai, Tzung-Jiun Tsai, Ping-I Hsu
Because the prevalence of antibiotic resistance markedly increases with time worldwide, anti-H. pylori treatment is continuing to be a great challenge forsphysicians in clinical practice. The Real-world Practice & Expectation of Asia-Pacific Physicians and Patients in Helicobacter Pylori Eradication (REAP-HP) Survey demonstrated that the accepted minimal eradication rate of anti-H. pylori regimen in H. pylori-infected patients was 91%. The Kyoto Consensus Report on Helicobacter Pylori Gastritis also recommended that, within any region, only regimens which reliably produce eradication rates of ≥90% in that population should be used for empirical treatment...
2017: Biomarker Research
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