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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644468/-pharmacological-treatment-of-osteoarthritis-related-pain
#1
REVIEW
T A Nees, M Schiltenwolf
Joint pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) is often severe and disabling and affects a large proportion of the aging population impairing daily living and quality of life. Numerous pharmacological treatment approaches are available. Including major OA guidelines this review presents the current evidence of pharmacological therapies in OA-related pain and covers topical, oral and intraarticular treatment approaches. In patients with mild OA topical nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be recommended...
April 11, 2018: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642691/high-risk-pci-how-to-define-it-today
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Vincenzo DE Marzo, Domenico D'Amario, Mattia Galli, Rocco Vergallo, Italo Porto
Before the percutaneous spread, the mortality rate of patients with coronary heart disease not suitable for cardiac surgery was markedly high. This limit has been progressively exceeded with the advent of minimally invasive approaches, which, although was initially intended exclusively for low risk patients, was then employed in complex patients often too compromised to undergo cardiac surgery. Given to the rising of high-risk population, due to an increase of patients with multiple chronic conditions linked to the best care offered, we are witnessing an expansion of the high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) population...
April 11, 2018: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642547/antiplatelet-therapy-in-coronary-artery-disease-a-daunting-dilemma
#3
REVIEW
Surya Chaturvedula, Daniel Diver, Aseem Vashist
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stenting for the treatment of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is the contemporary standard of care. Such treatment is followed by dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) comprising of aspirin and a P2Y12 inhibitor. The efficacy of this therapy has been well established but the optimal duration of DAPT remains elusive, and has thus far attracted a prodigious deal of scientific attention. The decision regarding DAPT duration can be clinically challenging in the modern era with the evolution of newer stents, more potent antiplatelet agents, and novel anticoagulant drugs in addition to an older patient population with multiple comorbidities...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629403/effectiveness-of-umeclidinium-vilanterol-for-protocolized-management-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-exacerbation-in-hospitalized-patients-a-sequential-period-analysis
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Todd W Chapin, Michael A Mann, Gary L Brown, Traci L Leitheiser, Becky Anderson, David D Leedahl
Background: Bronchodilator therapy is a foundation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation treatment. Although international guidelines recommend short-acting formulations given multiple times per day, long-acting formulations have not been adequately evaluated. The objective of our study was to determine the effectiveness of umeclidinium-vilanterol (UME/VIL), long-acting beta2-agonist/long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LABA/LAMA) as a once-daily alternative for treating COPD exacerbations in hospitalized patients...
January 24, 2018: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29598981/factors-influencing-men-s-choice-of-and-adherence-to-active-surveillance-for-low-risk-prostate-cancer-a-mixed-method-systematic-review
#5
REVIEW
Netty Kinsella, Pär Stattin, Declan Cahill, Christian Brown, Anna Bill-Axelson, Ola Bratt, Sigrid Carlsson, Mieke Van Hemelrijck
CONTEXT: Despite support for active surveillance (AS) as a first treatment choice for men with low-risk prostate cancer (PC), this strategy is largely underutilised. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review barriers and facilitators to selecting and adhering to AS for low-risk PC. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We searched PsychINFO, PubMed, Medline 2000-now, Embase, CINAHL, and Cochrane Central databases between 2002 and 2017 using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) statement...
March 26, 2018: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576504/multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Alan J Thompson, Sergio E Baranzini, Jeroen Geurts, Bernhard Hemmer, Olga Ciccarelli
Multiple sclerosis continues to be a challenging and disabling condition but there is now greater understanding of the underlying genetic and environmental factors that drive the condition, including low vitamin D levels, cigarette smoking, and obesity. Early and accurate diagnosis is crucial and is supported by diagnostic criteria, incorporating imaging and spinal fluid abnormalities for those presenting with a clinically isolated syndrome. Importantly, there is an extensive therapeutic armamentarium, both oral and by infusion, for those with the relapsing remitting form of the disease...
March 22, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573852/benefits-and-challenges-of-lung-cancer-screening-in-older-adults
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REVIEW
Meytal S Fabrikant, Juan P Wisnivesky, Thomas Marron, Emanuela Taioli, Rajwanth R Veluswamy
PURPOSE: Lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography has been shown to significantly reduce lung cancer-related mortality in high-risk patients. However, patients diagnosed with lung cancer are typically older and often have multiple age- and smoking-related comorbidities. As a result, cancer screening in older adults remains a complex decision, requiring careful consideration of patients' risk characteristics and life expectancy to ensure that the benefits outweigh the risks of screening...
March 21, 2018: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566926/psoriasis-in-the-mature-patient-therapeutic-approach-in-the-era-of-biologics
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Krešimir Kostović, Kristina Žužul, Romana Čeović, Zrinka Bukvić Mokos
Management of psoriasis in elderly patients may be challenging due to a small number of studies investigating this specific population. When treating a mature patient, special consideration should be given to multiple comorbidities, progressive functional impairment of several organs, immunosenescence, possible adverse effects, and polypharmacy. Due to the chronic nature of the disease and continuing rise in life expectancy, the prevalence of psoriasis among elderly is also expected to rise. Because many different therapies are available for treatment of psoriasis, we have reviewed those that have been investigated in the aging population...
March 2018: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563819/a-case-of-brucella-melitensis-endocarditis-in-a-patient-with-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-device
#9
Wasl Al-Adsani, Ali Ahmad, Mohammad Al-Mousa
Background: Brucellosis is a bacterial infection, caused by the nonmotile gram-negative aerobic coccobacilli. The clinical manifestation of brucellosis is variable, ranging from mild disease to severe disease. The gold standard test to confirm the diagnosis of brucellosis is assaying blood, bone marrow, or other body fluids or by tissue culture. Preferred first-line treatment in adults with uncomplicated, nonlocalized disease consists of doxycycline-aminoglycoside combination. The recommended duration of treatment is 6 weeks...
2018: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523420/the-treatment-of-acute-pain-in-the-emergency-department-a-white-paper-position-statement-prepared-for-the-american-academy-of-emergency-medicine
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Sergey Motov, Reuben Strayer, Bryan Hayes, Mark Reiter, Steven Rosenbaum, Melanie Richman, Zachary Repanshek, Scott Taylor, Benjamin Friedman, Gary Vilke, Daniel Lasoff
BACKGROUND: Pain is one of the most common reasons patients present to the emergency department (ED). Emergency physicians should be aware of the numerous opioid and nonopioid alternatives available for the treatment of pain. OBJECTIVES: To provide expert consensus guidelines for the safe and effective treatment of acute pain in the ED. METHODS: Multiple independent literature searches using PubMed were performed regarding treatment of acute pain...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29508156/cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-emerging-therapeutic-approaches
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REVIEW
Neal A Chatterjee, E Kevin Heist
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an important therapeutic tool in the management of patients with heart failure and electrical dyssynchrony. In appropriately selected patients, landmark randomized controlled trials have demonstrated morbidity and mortality benefit beyond standard goal-directed medical therapy. Current guidelines emphasize the greatest clinical efficacy of CRT in patients with symptomatic heart failure, left bundle branch block, and wide QRS duration (> 150 ms). Other relevant considerations include the presence of atrial fibrillation, the presence of AV block, the etiology of cardiomyopathy, the presence of masked left-sided conduction delay, and the impact of comorbidities that might predict poor clinical response...
March 6, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29492754/associations-between-physical-activity-and-comorbidities-in-korean-cancer-survivors
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Dong-Woo Kang, Eun-Young Lee, Ki Yong An, Jihee Min, Justin Y Jeon, Kerry S Courneya
PURPOSE: To examine the associations between physical activity, metabolic risk factors, and comorbidities in Korean cancer survivors. METHODS: We used multiple cross-sectional data sets from the 2007-2013 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (KNHANES) that included 1225 cancer survivors. Physical activity and comorbidities were self-reported. Metabolic risk factors were measured via blood analyses and included fasting glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470704/relationship-between-sleep-and-exercise-as-colorectal-cancer-survivors-transition-off-treatment
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Theresa Coles, Antonia V Bennett, Xianming Tan, Claudio L Battaglini, Hanna K Sanoff, Ethan Basch, Roxanne E Jensen, Bryce B Reeve
PURPOSE: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between exercise and sleep disturbance in a sample of individuals diagnosed with stage I, II, and III colorectal cancer (CRC) as patients transitioned off first-line treatment. We also sought to identify heterogeneity in the relationship between sleep disturbance and exercise. METHODS: Data were obtained from the MY-Health study, a community-based observational study of adults diagnosed with cancer...
February 22, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431385/glucose-management-in-hospitalized-patients
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Charles Kodner, Laurie Anderson, Katherine Pohlgeers
Glucose management in hospitalized patients poses challenges to physicians, including identifying blood glucose targets, judicious use of oral diabetes mellitus medications, and implementing appropriate insulin regimens. Uncontrolled blood glucose levels can lead to deleterious effects on wound healing, increased risk of infection, and delays in surgical procedures or discharge from the hospital. Previously recommended strict blood glucose targets for hospitalized patients result in more cases of hypoglycemia without improvement in patient outcomes...
November 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374047/use-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-canadian-primary-care-practice-2010-2015-a-cohort-study-from-the-canadian-primary-care-sentinel-surveillance-network
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Finlay A McAlister, Scott Garrison, Leanne Kosowan, Justin A Ezekowitz, Alexander Singer
BACKGROUND: As questions have been raised about the appropriateness of direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) dosing among outpatients with atrial fibrillation, we examined this issue in patients being managed by primary care providers. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a retrospective cohort new-user study using electronic medical records from 744 Canadian primary care clinicians. Potentially inappropriate DOAC prescribing was defined as prescribing lower or higher doses than those recommended by guidelines for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation...
January 26, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369958/epidural-hematoma-following-cessation-of-a-direct-oral-anticoagulant-a-case-report
#16
Jessica E Burjorjee, Rachel Rooney, Melanie Jaeger
OBJECTIVE: In this case report, we describe a case of epidural hematoma following epidural analgesia in a patient with recent cessation of a direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC). CASE REPORT: An 89-year-old woman requiring upper abdominal surgery presented with multiple comorbidities, including a prior cerebrovascular accident resulting in a left-sided hemiparesis and atrial fibrillation requiring anticoagulation with rivaroxaban. In accordance with our departmental guidelines at the time of procedure, rivaroxaban was discontinued 4 days preoperatively...
April 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357854/individualised-treatment-targets-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-hypertension
#17
Roland E Schmieder, Diethelm Tschöpe, Cornelia Koch, Taoufik Ouarrak, Anselm K Gitt
AIM: Patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are at high risk of cardiovascular events, accentuated in the presence of hypertension. At present, it is unclear to what extent the guidelines for the management of T2DM, advocating reduction in HbA1c levels to below target levels, are being adhered to in clinical practice. METHODS: DIALOGUE was a prospective, observational, non-interventional registry performed across multiple centres in Germany. Patients aged 18 years or older who had T2DM and hypertension for whom the treating physician considered blood glucose lowering medication as inadequate and/or not safe/tolerable and chose to add a further oral drug or switch drug treatment were included...
January 22, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352368/endocrine-therapy-and-related-issues-in-hormone-receptor-positive-early-breast-cancer-a-roundtable-discussion-by-the-breast-cancer-therapy-expert-group-bcteg
#18
REVIEW
Jame Abraham, Humberto Caldera, Robert Coleman, Anthony Elias, Matthew P Goetz, Muaiad Kittaneh, Elyse Lower, Reshma Mahtani, E Terry Mamounas, Mark Pegram, Hope Rugo, Lee Schwartzberg, Tiffany Traina, Chuck Vogel
PURPOSE: Management of breast cancer is a rapidly evolving field, and, although evidence-based guidelines are available for clinicians to provide direction on critical issues in patient care, clinicians often left to address these issues in the context of community practice situations with their patients. These include the patient's comorbid conditions, actual versus perceived benefit of treatments, patient's compliance as well as financial/reimbursement issues, and long-term tolerability of therapy...
May 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348709/perioperative-medicine-a-burgeoning-field-with-profound-importance-to-a-modern-clinician
#19
EDITORIAL
Vinaya Gaduputi, Sridhar Chilimuri, Kinesh Changela
AIMS AND SCOPE This article serves in introducing the readers to the developing field of perioperative medicine. We have made an effort to come up with the latest management guidelines covering multiple subspecialties in form of a special supplement. This compendium in perioperative medicine serves as a comprehensive guide to a practicing clinician, in managing patients with various medical comorbidities undergoing surgical procedures and avoiding common pitfalls.
2018: Health Services Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332840/examining-patterns-of-multimorbidity-polypharmacy-and-risk-of-adverse-drug-reactions-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-cross-sectional-uk-biobank-study
#20
Peter Hanlon, Barbara I Nicholl, Bhautesh Dinesh Jani, Ross McQueenie, Duncan Lee, Katie I Gallacher, Frances S Mair
OBJECTIVE: This study aims: (1) to describe the pattern and extent of multimorbidity and polypharmacy in UK Biobank participants with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and (2) to identify which comorbidities are associated with increased risk of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) resulting from polypharmacy. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Community cohort. PARTICIPANTS: UK Biobank participants comparing self-reported COPD (n=8317) with no COPD (n=494 323)...
January 14, 2018: BMJ Open
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