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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/100001003/emergency-management-of-sepsis-the-simple-stuff-saves-lives
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David Sweet, Julian Marsden, Kendall Ho, Christina Krause, James A Russell
Many emergency departments have implemented sepsis protocols since the 2001 publication of results from the early goal-directed therapy trial, which showed early targeted resuscitation lowers mortality. As part of an attempt to improve clinical and operational outcomes for emergency departments across British Columbia, we reviewed sepsis management literature and considered sepsis protocol implementation in the province’s emergency departments. During the literature review we found that many observational studies confirmed an association between implementation of emergency sepsis protocols and decreased mortality...
May 2012: BC medical journal: BCMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793070/intradialytic-blood-pressure-pattern-recognition-based-on-density-peak-clustering
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Feng Wang, Jing-Yi Zhou, Yu Tian, Yu Wang, Ping Zhang, Jiang-Hua Chen, Jing-Song Li
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is the final stage of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and requires hemodialysis (HD) for survival. Intradialytic blood pressure (IBP) measurements are necessary to ensure patient safety during HD treatments and have critical clinical and prognostic significance. Studies on IBP measurements, especially IBP patterns, are limited. All related studies have been based on a priori knowledge and artificially classified IBP patterns. Therefore, the results were influenced by subjective concepts...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793038/therapeutic-drug-monitoring-and-safety-of-voriconazole-therapy-in-patients-with-child-pugh-class-b-and-c-cirrhosis-a-multicenter-study
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Taotao Wang, Miao Yan, Dan Tang, Ling Xue, Tao Zhang, Yuzhu Dong, Li Zhu, Xinggang Wang, Yalin Dong
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the pharmacokinetic profile and safety of voriconazole treatment in patients with Child-Pugh class B and C cirrhosis. METHODS: Liver cirrhosis patients receiving recommended voriconazole maintenance dose (group A) and halved maintenance dose (group B) orally or intravenously were involved. Voriconazole-related adverse events (AEs) were defined according to Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events. RESULTS: A total of 110 voriconazole Cmin were monitored from 78 patients...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792835/safety-and-efficacy-of-outpatient-parotidectomy
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Andrea Ziegler, Gina Lazzara, Eric Thorpe
PURPOSE: Given the increasing costs of medical care, there has been a shift to outpatient elective surgeries in certain patient populations among all surgical specialties. The goal of this study was to compare the safety and efficacy of outpatient parotidectomy with traditional inpatient parotidectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective chart review of all patients who underwent a parotidectomy at a single tertiary academic center from 2007 through 2017...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792708/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-diabetes-is-associated-with-decreased-cyp3a4-protein-expression-and-activity-in-human-liver
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Rohitash Jamwal, Suzanne M de la Monte, Ken Ogasawara, Sravani Adusumalli, Benjamin B Barlock, Fatemeh Akhlaghi
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a major cause of chronic liver disease in Western population. We investigated the effect of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and diabetes mellitus on CYP3A4 activity in human liver tissue from brain dead donors (N=74). Histopathologically graded livers were grouped into normal (n=24), nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFL, n=26) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH, n=24) categories. The rate of conversion of midazolam to its 1-hydroxy metabolite was used to assess in vitro CYP3A4 activity in human liver microsomes (HLM)...
May 24, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792585/assessment-in-work-productivity-and-the-relationship-with-cognitive-symptoms-atworc-primary-analysis-from-a-canadian-open-label-study-of-vortioxetine-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-mdd
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Pratap Chokka, Joanna Bougie, Emmanouil Rampakakis, Jean Proulx
OBJECTIVE: The Assessment in Work Productivity and the Relationship with Cognitive Symptoms (AtWoRC) study aimed to assess the association between cognitive symptoms and work productivity in gainfully employed patients receiving vortioxetine for a major depressive episode (MDE). METHODS: Patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) and treated with vortioxetine independently of study enrollment were assessed over 52 weeks at visits that emulated a real-life setting...
May 24, 2018: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792372/sativex%C3%A2-as-add-on-therapy-vs-further-optimized-first-line-antispastics-savant-in-resistant-multiple-sclerosis-spasticity-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomised-clinical-trial
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Jolana Markovà, Ute Essner, Bülent Akmaz, Marcella Marinelli, Christiane Trompke, Arnd Lentschat, Carlos Vila Silván
Purpose/aim: To evaluate the efficacy of tetrahydrocannabinol [THC]:cannabidiol [CBD] oromucosal spray (Sativex®) as add-on therapy to optimized standard antispasticity treatment in patients with moderate to severe multiple sclerosis (MS) spasticity. METHODS: Sativex as Add-on therapy Vs. further optimized first-line ANTispastics (SAVANT) was a two-phase trial. In Phase A, eligible patients received add-on THC:CBD spray for 4 weeks to identify initial responders (≥ 20% improvement from baseline in spasticity 0-10 numerical rating scale [NRS] score)...
May 24, 2018: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792370/efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-belimumab-in-japanese-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-subgroup-analysis-of-a-phase-3-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Yoshiya Tanaka, Damon Bass, Myron Chu, Sally Egginton, Beulah Ji, Herbert Struemper, David Roth
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of intravenous belimumab plus standard systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) therapy (SoC) in Japanese patients with SLE. METHODS: A Phase 3, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 52-week study (BEL 113750; NCT01345253) in patients with SLE, randomized 2:1 to belimumab 10 mg/kg plus SoC or placebo plus SoC to Week 48. RESULTS: Sixty of 707 randomized patients were enrolled from study centers in Japan (belimumab, n = 39; placebo, n = 21)...
May 24, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792364/current-evidence-in-the-stability-of-medicines-in-dose-administration-aids-implications-for-patient-safety
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Estela R García, Stefanie Thalhauser, Hèctor R Loscertales, Pilar Modamio, Cecilia F Lastra, Eduardo L Mariño
As the elderly population and polypharmacy are increasing, it is predicted that interventions to enhance medication adherence, as dose administration aids (DAA), will grow too. One of the limitations of repackaging medicines into DAA is to assure the stability of medicines, and, therefore, their quality, efficacy and safety. Area covered: This article collects and summarises data of all the stability studies of repackaged medicines into DAAs, as the result of a computerized search in databases (PubMed, Google Scholar, SciELO, and reference texts related to the field...
May 24, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792347/fewer-adverse-effects-associated-with-a-modified-two-bag-intravenous-acetylcysteine-protocol-compared-to-traditional-three-bag-regimen-in-paracetamol-overdose
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Lars E Schmidt, Ditlev N Rasmussen, Tonny S Petersen, Ines M Macias-Perez, Leo Pavliv, Byron Kaelin, Richard C Dart, Kim Dalhoff
CONTEXT: The intravenous (IV) N-acetylcysteine (NAC) regimen used worldwide in paracetamol overdose is complex with three separate weight-based doses and is associated with a high incidence of adverse events including non-allergic anaphylactoid reactions (NAARs). In 2012, Denmark adopted the two-bag IV NAC regimen which combined the first two infusions of the three-bag regimen and kept the third infusion unchanged. We compared the safety and efficacy of the two-bag IV NAC regimen with the traditional Danish three-bag regimen...
May 24, 2018: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792287/safety-tolerability-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-glpg1690-a-novel-autotaxin-inhibitor-to-treat-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-flora-a-phase-2a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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Toby M Maher, Ellen M van der Aar, Olivier Van de Steen, Lisa Allamassey, Julie Desrivot, Sonia Dupont, Liesbeth Fagard, Paul Ford, Ann Fieuw, Wim Wuyts
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) causes irreversible loss of lung function. People with IPF have increased concentrations of autotaxin in lung tissue and lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and exhaled condensate. GLPG1690 (Galapagos, Mechelen, Belgium) is a novel, potent, selective autotaxin inhibitor with good oral exposure. We explored the effects of GLPG1690 in patients with IPF. METHODS: This was a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2a study done in 17 centres in Italy, Ukraine and the UK...
May 18, 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792203/short-term-outcomes-of-robot-assisted-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Haiqi He, Qifei Wu, Zhe Wang, Yong Zhang, Nanzheng Chen, Junke Fu, Guangjian Zhang
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) was shown to be effective in reducing the morbidity and was adopted increasingly. The robot-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE) remains in the initial stage of application. This study evaluated its safety and feasibility by comparing short-term outcomes of RAMIE and video-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (VAMIE). METHODS: Between March 2016 and December 2017, 115 consecutive patients underwent RAMIE or VAMIE at our institute...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792146/use-of-bipolar-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-in-treatment-of-cardiac-arrhythmias
#13
Filip Soucek, Zdenek Starek
Background Arrhythmia management is a complex process involving both pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches. Radiofrequency ablation is the pillar of non-pharmacological arrhythmia treatment. Unipolar ablation is considered to be the gold standard in the treatment of the majority of arrhythmias; however, its efficacy is limited to specific cases. In particular, the creation of deep or transmural lesions to eliminate intramurally originating arrhythmias remains inadequate. Bipolar ablation is proposed as an alternative to overcome unipolar ablation boundaries...
May 23, 2018: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792125/characteristics-of-apixaban-treated-patients-evaluation-of-the-dose-prescribed-and-the-persistence-of-treatment-a-cohort-study-in-catalonia
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Ainhoa Gomez-Lumbreras, Jordi Cortes, Maria Giner-Soriano, M Angeles Quijada-Manuitt, Rosa Morros
BACKGROUND: Apixaban is a direct oral anticoagulant, which inhibits factor Xa. It has demonstrated clinical efficacy in prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in adult patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and a better safety profile compared to warfarin. OBJECTIVES: (1) To describe the characteristics of patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation beginning treatment with apixaban, (2) to analyze concomitant prescriptions of medications that could potentially interact with apixaban, (3) to evaluate the level of appropriate usage according to the recommended dosage, and (4) to estimate the level of apixaban persistence among naive and non-naive patients...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792066/capabilities-of-next-generation-patch-pump-improved-precision-instant-occlusion-detection-and-dual-hormone-therapy
#15
Forrest W Payne, Bradley Ledden, Greg Lamps
Insulin pumps allow patients to attain better blood glucose control with more lifestyle flexibility. Their size and cost, however, limit their usefulness. Current CSII pumps are bulky, intrusive, and expensive. SFC Fluidics is addressing these problems by developing a new type of wearable patch pump based on the patented electro-chemiosmotic (ECO) microfluidic pumping technology. This nonmechanical pumping technology allows accurate and precise delivery of very small amounts of insulin and/or other drugs, including concentrated insulin...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792052/randomized-clinical-trial-of-computerized-and-clinician-delivered-cbt-in-comparison-with-standard-outpatient-treatment-for-substance-use-disorders-primary-within-treatment-and-follow-up-outcomes
#16
Brian D Kiluk, Charla Nich, Matthew B Buck, Kathleen A Devore, Tami L Frankforter, Donna M LaPaglia, Srinivas B Muvvala, Kathleen M Carroll
OBJECTIVE: Previous trials have demonstrated the efficacy and durability of computer-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT4CBT) as an add-on to standard outpatient care in a range of treatment-seeking populations. In this study, the authors evaluated the efficacy and safety of CBT4CBT as a virtual stand-alone treatment, delivered with minimal clinical monitoring, and clinician-delivered cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) compared with treatment as usual in a heterogeneous sample of treatment-seeking outpatients with substance use disorders...
May 24, 2018: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792037/the-effect-of-iodopovidone-versus-bleomycin-in-chemical-pleurodesis
#17
Reza Bagheri, Marzieh Noori, Maryam Rajayi, Davood Attaran, Amir Mohammad Hashem Asna Ashari, Shahrzad Mohammadzadeh Lari, Reza Basiri, Fariba Rezaeetalab, Reza Afghani, Maryam Salehi
Background Malignant pleural effusion continues to be a common problem in patients with metastatic disease. This study was conducted to compare the efficacy and safety of bleomycin pleurodesis with povidone-iodine pleurodesis through a chest drain as palliative treatment for recurrent malignant pleural effusion. Methods Sixty cancer patients (36 males and 24 females) with recurrent malignant pleural effusion were enrolled in a prospective randomized trial. Thirty patients received povidone-iodine pleurodesis and 30 received bleomycin pleurodesis...
January 1, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792020/daclatasvir-and-asunaprevir-combination-therapy-for-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1b-infection-in-real-world
#18
Jae Young Oh, Byung Seok Kim, Chang Hyeong Lee, Jeong Eun Song, Heon Ju Lee, Jung Gil Park, Jae Seok Hwang, Woo Jin Chung, Byoung Kuk Jang, Young Oh Kweon, Won Young Tak, Soo Young Park, Se Young Jang, Jeong Ill Suh, Sang Gyu Kwak
Background/Aims: Previous studies have reported a high rate of sustained virologic response (SVR) and a low rate of serious adverse events with the use of daclatasvir (DCV) and asunaprevir (ASV) combination therapy. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of DCV and ASV combination therapy for patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1b infection in real world. Methods: We enrolled 278 patients (184 treatment-naïve patients) from five hospitals in Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do...
May 25, 2018: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791711/percutaneous-edge-to-edge-transcatheter-mitral-valve-repair-current-indications-and-future-perspectives
#19
Martino Pepe, Emanuela De Cillis, Tommaso Acquaviva, Annagrazia Cecere, Pasquale D'Alessandro, Arturo Giordano, Marco Matteo Ciccone, Alessandro Santo Bortone
Mitral regurgitation (MR) is the most prevalent valvular heart disease (VHD) and represents an important cause of heart failure. Medical therapy has a limited role in improving symptoms and does not hinder the progression of valvular disease. Surgery is the treatment of choice for severe symptomatic MR; valve repair is currently the preferred surgical approach because it reduces peri-operative mortality and ensures a good medium- to long-term survival outcome. Nevertheless, a non-negligible proportion of patients with indications for surgical correction are considered to be at prohibitive perioperative risk, mainly because of old age and multiple comorbidities...
June 1, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791696/monocenter-experience-with-532-nm-laser-photoselective-vaporization-of-the-prostate-by-greenlight-xps%C3%A2-laser-is-it-really-an-endourological-joker-card
#20
Jamil Ghahhari, Carlo D'Orta, Ambra Rizzoli, Michele Marchioni, Giulia I Primicer, Piergustavo De Francesco, Angelo Civitella, Mario Di Lecce, Pietro Castellan, Roberto Castellucci, Fabio Neri, Fabiola Raffaella Tamburro, Luca Cindolo, Luigi Schips
INTRODUCTION: In our study, we reported on our monocenter experience with GreenLight (GL) Xcelerated Performance System (XPS)™ /MoXy™ laser fiber (American Medical Systems Inc., Minnetonka, Minnesota), examining its efficacy, safety, and its ability to effectively treat lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in benign prostate obstruction (BPO). We also explored and compared the three different endoscopic approaches used for GL treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), standard photovaporization (PVP), anatomical PVP, and GreenLight XPS™ enucleation of the prostate...
June 1, 2018: Surgical Technology International
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