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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812541/systematic-review-of-interventions-for-treating-or-preventing-antipsychotic-induced-tardive-dyskinesia
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Hanna Bergman, Dawn-Marie Walker, Adriani Nikolakopoulou, Karla Soares-Weiser, Clive E Adams
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotic medication can cause tardive dyskinesia (TD) - late-onset, involuntary, repetitive movements, often involving the face and tongue. TD occurs in > 20% of adults taking antipsychotic medication (first-generation antipsychotics for > 3 months), with this proportion increasing by 5% per year among those who continue to use these drugs. The incidence of TD among those taking newer antipsychotics is not different from the rate in people who have used older-generation drugs in moderate doses...
August 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810185/outcome-of-treatment-changes-in-patients-with-drug-resistant-chronic-epilepsy-a-tertiary-center-experience
#2
E Martínez-Lizana, F Gil-Lopez, A Donaire, J Aparicio, A Brandt, M Carreño
BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggest that changing patients' anti-epileptic drug regimen can reduce the frequency of seizures. The approval of new anti-epileptic drugs with different modes of action during the last decades has provided multiple options for the treatment of epilepsy, although the efficacy of these new drugs is controversial. We aimed to determine the effects of adding or changing to a previously untried anti-epileptic drug, including recently approved drugs, on the frequency of seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy...
July 29, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809446/deferasirox-for-managing-iron-overload-in-people-with-thalassaemia
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REVIEW
Claudia Bollig, Lisa K Schell, Gerta Rücker, Roman Allert, Edith Motschall, Charlotte M Niemeyer, Dirk Bassler, Joerg J Meerpohl
BACKGROUND: Thalassaemia is a hereditary anaemia due to ineffective erythropoiesis. In particular, people with thalassaemia major develop secondary iron overload resulting from regular red blood cell transfusions. Iron chelation therapy is needed to prevent long-term complications.Both deferoxamine and deferiprone are effective; however, a review of the effectiveness and safety of the newer oral chelator deferasirox in people with thalassaemia is needed. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of oral deferasirox in people with thalassaemia and iron overload...
August 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806011/a-primer-on-bleeding-risk-and-management-strategies-of-newer-oral-anti-platelet-agents-in-cardiovascular-disease
#4
Jimmy Yee, Vishesh Kumar, Amornpol Anuwatworn, Marian Petrasko, Adam Stys
Aspirin, the first antiplatelet agent, has been around since the 19th century, and is one of the most established drugs in history. With the improvement of coronary interventions in the past few decades, there has been more reliance on oral antiplatelet agents to reduce complications of in-stent restenosis/thrombosis. Clopidogrel was initially introduced in 1997, and within the past seven years, two additional oral antiplatelet agents have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. With more potent antiplatelet agents comes increased risks of adverse effects...
October 2016: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800599/extracting-information-from-free-text-electronic-patient-records-to-identify-practice-based-evidence-of-the-performance-of-coronary-stents
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Yoon Seob Kim, Dukyong Yoon, JungHyun Byun, Hojun Park, Ahram Lee, Il Hyun Kim, Sukhoon Lee, Hong-Seok Lim, Rae Woong Park
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using drug-eluting stents (DES) is an indispensable treatment for coronary artery disease. However, to evaluate the performance of various types of stents for PCI, numerous resources are required. We extracted clinical information from free-text records and, using practice-based evidence, compared the efficacy of various DES. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We developed a text mining tool based on regular expression and applied it to PCI reports stored in the electronic health records (EHRs) of Ajou University Hospital from 2010-2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795217/animals-living-in-polluted-environments-are-a-potential-source-of-anti-tumor-molecule-s
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REVIEW
Shareni Jeyamogan, Naveed Ahmed Khan, Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui
Despite advances in therapeutic interventions and supportive care, the morbidity and mortality associated with cancer have remained significant. Thus, there is a need for newer and more powerful anti-tumor agents. The search for new anti-tumor compounds originating from natural resources is a promising research area. Animals living in polluted environments are a potent source of anti-tumor agents. Under polluted milieus, species such as crocodiles, feed on rotten meat, are exposed to heavy metals, endure high levels of radiation, and are among the very few species to survive the catastrophic Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event with a prolonged lifespan...
August 9, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792782/emerging-antibody-drug-conjugates-for-treating-lymphoid-malignancies
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Anna Wolska-Washer, Pawel Robak, Piotr Smolewski, Tadeusz Robak
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADC) are monoclonal antibodies (Mabs) attached to biologically active drugs through specialized chemical linkers. They deliver and release cytotoxic agents at the tumor site, reducing the likelihood of systemic exposure and therefore toxicity. These agents should improve the potency of chemotherapy by increasing the accumulation of the cytotoxic drug within or near the neoplastic cells with reduced systemic effects. Areas covered and methods: A literature review was conducted using the MEDLINE database, PubMed, for articles in English examining Mabs, B-cell receptor pathway inhibitors and immunomodulating drugs...
August 9, 2017: Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790788/artemisinin-naphthoquine-combination-a-directly-observed-treatment-option-in-malaria
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M S Mustafa, V Rastogi
Resistance to standard antimalarials has led to the need for newer options. Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), which require a tedious three-day treatment schedule, have been introduced for the treatment of drug-resistant malaria. Of late, the new generation artemisinin-naphthoquine (ANQ) combination has been developed, which requires a single dose treatment. Artemisinin initiates the action through the cleavage of the endoperoxide bridge while naphtoquine maintains the process by getting concentrated in the digestive vacuole of the parasite...
July 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790786/direct-acting-oral-anticoagulant-bench-to-bedside
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REVIEW
D S Chadha, P Bharadwaj
Vitamin K antagonists are an effective group of oral anticoagulants. However because of genetic variability in their metabolism and multiple food and drug interactions, these drugs have narrow therapeutic window with unpredictable anticoagulant effects requiring constant monitoring. Several newer direct acting oral anticoagulants have been approved for prevention of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and treatment or prevention of venous thromboembolism. The direct acting oral anticoagulants include the direct thrombin inhibitor (dabigatran) and the factor Xa inhibitors (rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban)...
July 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782339/role-of-generics-in-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-infection
#10
Muhammad Umar, Tayyab Saeed Akhter, Ibrar Akbar, Gul Nisar, Muhammad Osama, Tayyab Saeed Akhter
With the discovery of newer and newer DAAs, the cure of Hepatitis C seems to be a reality. But their high price and availability is a big hindrance. Sofosbuvir launched by Gilead costs about $ 84000 per 12-week course. Since its launch there is a huge debate regarding the complex pricing mechanism of DAAs. The pricing involves negotiation of patent holder with health insurance companies through their Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs). Several rebates are also involved in this pricing mechanism amongst which only few are declared ones...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782337/diagnosis-management-and-prevention-of-hepatitis-c-in-pakistan-2017
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Muhammad Umar, Hamama-Tul-Bushra Khaar, Tayyab Saeed Akhter, Faiza Aslam, Syed Irfan Ahmad, Rai Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Khurram, Tassawar Hussain, Amjad Salamat, Anwar A Khan, Fazal-E-Hadi, Zahid Mahmood Minhas, Hasnain Ali Shah, Javed Farooqui, Asif Abbas Naqvi, Aftab Mohsin, Waseem-Ud-Din, Sohail Iqbal Bhutta, Sibt Ul Hasnain Syed, Saleem Qureshi, Tashfeen Adam, Moazzam Uddin, Ghias-U-Nabi Tayyab, Najeeb Ul Haq, Atifa Shoaib, Saima Ambreen, Arslan Shahzad, Nadeem Ikram, Gul Nisar, Mohammad Mujeeb Khan, Mohammad Osama
Aims and Objectives: Since the advent of direct acting antiviral agents, there is a revolutionary change in the management of HCV infection. Newer drugs with different mechanism of action are being introduced and are expected to be available in coming few months in Pakistan as well. The main purpose of the guideline is to review and induct the latest research in field of HCV infection in Pakistani perspective so that our healthcare professionals can apply the new recommendations in timely and judicial manner...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782299/continuous-erythropoiesis-receptor-activator-cera-for-the-anaemia-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Valeria M Saglimbene, Suetonia C Palmer, Marinella Ruospo, Patrizia Natale, Jonathan C Craig, Giovanni Fm Strippoli
BACKGROUND: Continuous erythropoiesis receptor activator (CERA) is a newer, longer acting ESA which might be preferred to other ESAs (epoetin or darbepoetin) based on its lower frequency of administration. Different dosing requirements and molecular characteristics of CERA compared with other ESAs may lead to different health outcomes (mortality, cardiovascular events, quality of life) in people with anaemia and chronic kidney disease (CKD). OBJECTIVES: To assess benefits and harms of CERA compared with other epoetins (darbepoetin alfa and epoetin alfa or beta) or placebo/no treatment or CERA with differing strategy of administration for anaemia in individuals with CKD...
August 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780893/abnormal-uterine-bleeding-in-perimenopause
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S R Goldstein, M A Lumsden
Abnormal uterine bleeding is one of the commonest presenting complaints encountered in a gynecologist's office or primary-care setting. The wider availability of diagnostic tools has allowed prompt diagnosis and treatment of an increasing number of menstrual disorders in an office setting. This White Paper reviews the advantages and disadvantages of transvaginal ultrasound, blind endometrial sampling and diagnostic hysteroscopy. Once a proper diagnosis has been established, appropriate therapy may be embarked upon...
August 7, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776444/curcumin-as-a-clinically-promising-anti-cancer-agent-pharmacokinetics-and-drug-interactions
#14
Jeffry Adiwidjaja, Andrew J McLachlan, Alan V Boddy
Curcumin has been extensively studied for its anti-cancer properties. While a diverse array of in vitro and preclinical research support the prospect of curcumin use as an anti-cancer therapeutic, most human studies have failed to meet the intended clinical expectation. Poor systemic availability of orally-administered curcumin may account for this disparity. Areas covered: This descriptive review aims to concisely summarise available clinical studies investigating curcumin pharmacokinetics when administered in different formulations...
August 10, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772199/novel-therapeutic-targets-for-epilepsy-intervention
#15
REVIEW
Lazari Kambli, Lokesh Kumar Bhatt, Manisha Oza, Kedar Prabhavalkar
Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder involving recurrent seizures and affecting about 1% of the population worldwide. Despite several antiepileptic drugs and effective therapies available for epilepsy, about 25% of the patients show therapeutic failure. Thus there exists an unmet need for newer antiepileptic drugs targeting newer targets with different mechanisms of action. Current research in epilepsy generally focuses on mechanisms that control neuronal excitability. Recently attention has been focussed on novel targets, their various interactions, and signalling cascades relating to epilepsy...
July 25, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770321/metformin-clinical-use-in-type-2-diabetes
#16
REVIEW
Elizabeth Sanchez-Rangel, Silvio E Inzucchi
Metformin is one of the most popular oral glucose-lowering medications, widely considered to be the optimal initial therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Interestingly, there still remains controversy regarding the drug's precise mechanism of action, which is thought to involve a reduction in hepatic glucose production. It is now recommended as first-line treatment in various guidelines, including that of the EASD and ADA. Its favoured status lies in its efficacy, low cost, weight neutrality and good safety profile...
August 2, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764324/large-scale-structural-characterization-of-drug-and-drug-like-compounds-by-high-throughput-ion-mobility-mass-spectrometry
#17
Kelly M Hines, Dylan H Ross, Kimberly L Davidson, Matthew F Bush, Libin Xu
Ion mobility-mass spectrometry (IM-MS) can provide orthogonal information, i.e. m/z and collision cross section (CCS), for the identification of drugs and drug metabolites. However, only a small number of CCS values are available for drugs, which limits the use of CCS as an identification parameter and the assessment of structure-function relationships of drugs using IM-MS. Here we report the development of a rapid workflow for the measurement of CCS values of a large number of drug or drug-like molecules in nitrogen on the widely available traveling wave IM-MS (TWIM-MS) platform...
August 1, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764283/fabrication-and-appraisal-of-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-moxifloxacin-nanoparticles-using-vitamin-e-tpgs-a-potential-intracanal-drug-delivery-agent
#18
Hardik Makkar, Gaurav Patri
INTRODUCTION: Nanotechnology is gaining momentum in the search for ideal biomaterials by dental researchers. The expansible nature of Endodontology deems exploration, learning and scrutinizing newer avenues which have the potential to be applied and investigated. The popularity of polymers as drug delivery vehicles has opened avenues for their application in the root canal system. This study utilized application of biodegradable polymers as potential drug delivery vehicles against Enterococcus faecalis, one of the main reasons for post treatment disease...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761794/newly-incident-cannabis-use-in-the-united-states-2002-2011-a-regional-and-state-level-benchmark
#19
Jacob P Leinweber, Hui G Cheng, Catalina Lopez-Quintero, James C Anthony
BACKGROUND: Cannabis use and cannabis regulatory policies recently re-surfaced as noteworthy global research and social media topics, including claims that Mexicans have been sending cannabis and other drug supplies through a porous border into the United States. These circumstances prompted us to conduct an epidemiological test of whether the states bordering Mexico had exceptionally large cannabis incidence rates for 2002-2011. The resulting range of cannabis incidence rates disclosed here can serve as 2002-2011 benchmark values against which estimates from later years can be compared...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761764/resurgence-of-polymyxin-b-for-mdr-xdr-gram-negative-infections-an-overview-of-current-evidence
#20
REVIEW
Suneel Kumar Garg, Omender Singh, Deven Juneja, Niraj Tyagi, Amandeep Singh Khurana, Amit Qamra, Salman Motlekar, Hanmant Barkate
Polymyxin B has resurged in recent years as a last resort therapy for Gram-negative multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extremely drug resistant (XDR) infections. Understanding newer evidence on polymyxin B is necessary to guide clinical decision making. Here, we present a literature review of polymyxin B in Gram-negative infections with update on its pharmacology.
2017: Critical Care Research and Practice
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