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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903558/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-routine-pneumococcal-vaccination-in-the-uk-a-comparison-of-the-phid-cv-vaccine-and-the-pcv-13-vaccine-using-a-markov-model
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Emmanuelle Delgleize, Oscar Leeuwenkamp, Eleni Theodorou, Nicolas Van de Velde
OBJECTIVES: In 2010, the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-13) replaced the 7-valent vaccine (introduced in 2006) for vaccination against invasive pneumococcal diseases (IPDs), pneumonia and acute otitis media (AOM) in the UK. Using recent evidence on the impact of PCVs and epidemiological changes in the UK, we performed a cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) to compare the pneumococcal non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine (PHiD-CV) with PCV-13 in the ongoing national vaccination programme...
November 30, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903191/cost-effectiveness-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-versus-whole-brain-radiation-therapy-for-up-to-10-brain-metastases
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Nataniel H Lester-Coll, Arie P Dosoretz, William J Magnuson, Maxwell S Laurans, Veronica L Chiang, James B Yu
OBJECTIVE The JLGK0901 study found that stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a safe and effective treatment option for treating up to 10 brain metastases. The purpose of this study is to determine the cost-effectiveness of treating up to 10 brain metastases with SRS, whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT), or SRS and immediate WBRT (SRS+WBRT). METHODS A Markov model was developed to evaluate the cost effectiveness of SRS, WBRT, and SRS+WBRT in patients with 1 or 2-10 brain metastases. Transition probabilities were derived from the JLGK0901 study and modified according to the recurrence rates observed in the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 9508 and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) 22952-26001 studies to simulate the outcomes for patients who receive WBRT...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900262/impaired-histone-deacetylases-5-and-6-expression-mimics-the-effects-of-obesity-and-hypoxia-on-adipocyte-function
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Julien Bricambert, Dimitri Favre, Saška Brajkovic, Amélie Bonnefond, Raphael Boutry, Roberto Salvi, Valérie Plaisance, Mohamed Chikri, Giulia Chinetti-Gbaguidi, Bart Staels, Vittorio Giusti, Robert Caiazzo, François Pattou, Gérard Waeber, Philippe Froguel, Amar Abderrahmani
OBJECTIVE: The goal of the study was to investigate the role of histone deacetylases (HDACs) in adipocyte function associated with obesity and hypoxia. METHODS: Total proteins and RNA were prepared from human visceral adipose tissues (VAT) of human obese and normal weight subjects and from white adipose tissue (WAT) of C57Bl6-Rj mice fed a normal or high fat diet (HFD) for 16 weeks. HDAC activity was measured by colorimetric assay whereas the gene and protein expression were monitored by real-time PCR and by western blotting, respectively...
December 2016: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893864/cost-effectiveness-of-the-one4all-hiv-linkage-intervention-in-guangxi-zhuang-autonomous-region-china
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Xiao Zang, Houlin Tang, Jeong Eun Min, Diane Gu, Julio S G Montaner, Zunyou Wu, Bohdan Nosyk
BACKGROUND: In Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, an estimated 80% of newly-identified antiretroviral therapy (ART)-eligible patients are not engaged in ART. Delayed ART uptake ultimately translates into high rates of HIV morbidity, mortality, and transmission. To enhance HIV testing receipt and subsequent treatment uptake in Guangxi, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) executed a cluster-randomized trial to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a streamlined HIV testing algorithm (the One4All intervention) in 12 county-level hospitals...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886030/effect-of-human-development-index-parameters-on-tuberculosis-incidence-in-turkish-provinces
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Mahsuk Taylan, Melike Demir, Sureyya Yılmaz, Halide Kaya, Hadice Selimoglu Sen, Menduh Oruc, Mustafa Icer, Ercan Gunduz, Cengizhan Sezgi
INTRODUCTION: A country's development level is measured with a quantitative parameter called the human development index (HDI). The present study researched the effects of HDI parameters (such as healthcare standards, income, and education level) on the incidence of tuberculosis. METHODOLOGY: HDI data of 36 provinces of Turkey and the tuberculosis surveillance data were obtained from the Ministry of Development and the Ministry of Health, respectively. The associations between the incidence of tuberculosis and other HDI parameters were analyzed...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884979/cost-effectiveness-of-behavior-activation-versus-supportive-therapy-on-adherence-to-eye-exams-in-older-african-americans-with-diabetes
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David Winters, Robin Casten, Barry Rovner, Ann Murchison, Benjamin E Leiby, Julia A Haller, Lisa Hark, David M Weiss, Laura T Pizzi
Although the importance of ophthalmologic screening in diabetic patients is widely recognized by clinicians, the cost-effectiveness of strategies aimed at improving eye care utilization in this population is not well established. A cost-effectiveness analysis was performed comparing behavior activation (BA) to supportive therapy (ST) in activating patients to receive a dilated fundus exam (DFE) and promoting healthy management of diabetes. Two hundred six subjects were randomized to receive either BA or ST between 2009 and 2013...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884709/seeing-beyond-2020-an-economic-evaluation-of-contemporary-and-emerging-strategies-for-elimination-of-trypanosoma-brucei-gambiense
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C Simone Sutherland, Christopher M Stone, Peter Steinmann, Marcel Tanner, Fabrizio Tediosi
BACKGROUND: Trypanosoma brucei (T b) gambiense is targeted to reach elimination as a public health problem by 2020 and full elimination by 2030. To achieve these goals, stakeholders need to consider strategies to accelerate elimination. Hence, we aimed to model several options related to current and emerging methods for case detection, treatment, and vector control across settings to assess cost-effectiveness and the probability of elimination. METHODS: Five intervention strategies were modelled over 30 years for low, moderate, and high transmission settings...
November 21, 2016: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882517/cost-effectiveness-of-apixaban-versus-warfarin-or-aspirin-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-greek-perspective
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Kostas Athanasakis, Nadia Boubouchairopoulou, Eleftheria Karampli, Filippos Tarantilis, Paraskevi Savvari, Aikaterini Bilitou, John Kyriopoulos
BACKGROUND: Strokes attributed to atrial fibrillation (AF) represent a major cause of adult disability and a great burden to society and healthcare systems. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to assess the cost effectiveness of apixaban, a direct acting oral anticoagulant (DOAC), versus warfarin or aspirin for patients with AF in the Greek healthcare setting. METHODS: We used a previously published Markov model to simulate clinical events for patients with AF treated with apixaban, the vitamin K antagonist (VKA) warfarin, or aspirin...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881258/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-tocilizumab-in-comparison-with-infliximab-in-iranian-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-with-inadequate-response-to-tdmards-a-multistage-markov-model
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Amir Hashemi-Meshkini, Shekoufeh Nikfar, Elizabeth Glaser, Ahmadreza Jamshidi, Seyed Alireza Hosseini
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the cost-effectiveness of two common treatment strategies in Iran, comparing infliximab plus methotrexate with tocilizumab plus methotrexate in patients with rheumatoid arthritis with inadequate response to traditional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs. METHODS: A multistage Markov decision model was applied to assess the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of a tocilizumab-containing regimen versus an infliximab-containing regimen over a 5-year time period...
May 2016: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881255/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-ticagrelor-and-prasugrel-for-the-treatment-of-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Ying Jiao Zhao, Ai Leng Khoo, Liang Lin, Monica Teng, Tuck Seng Wu, Mark Y Chan, Boon Peng Lim
BACKGROUND: In the management of Asian patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), the comparative cost-effectiveness of ticagrelor and prasugrel, referenced to generic clopidogrel, is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To assess the cost-effectiveness of ticagrelor and prasugrel as compared with generic clopidogrel in patients with ACS in Singapore. METHODS: A Markov model simulating a typical cohort of 62-year-old patients with ACS was constructed from a patient's perspective over a lifetime horizon...
May 2016: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880977/bariatric-surgery-for-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-a-clinical-and-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Matthew J Klebanoff, Kathleen E Corey, Jagpreet Chhatwal, Lee M Kaplan, Raymond T Chung, Chin Hur
: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) affects 2-3% of the U.S. population and is expected to become the leading indication for liver transplantation in the next decade. Bariatric surgery may be an effective but expensive treatment for NASH. Using a state-transition model, our analysis aimed to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of surgery to manage NASH. We simulated the benefits and harms of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery in patients defined by weight class (overweight, mild obesity, moderate obesity, and severe obesity) and fibrosis stage (F0-F3)...
November 23, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879575/cost-utility-analysis-of-pedicle-screw-removal-after-successful-posterior-instrumented-fusion-in-thoracolumbar-burst-fractures
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Han-Dong Lee, Chang-Hoon Jeon, Nam-Su Chung, Young-Wook Seo
STUDY DESIGN: Cost-utility analysis (CUA). OBJECTIVE: Determine the cost-effectiveness of pedicle screw removal after posterior fusion in thoracolumbar burst fractures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Pedicle screw instrumentation is a standard fixation method for unstable thoracolumbar burst fracture. However, removal of the pedicle screw after successful fusion remains controversial because the clinical benefits remain unclear. CUA can help clinicians make appropriate decisions about optimal healthcare for pedicle screw removal after successful fusion in thoracolumbar burst fractures...
November 22, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877050/development-of-proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-inhibitors-and-the-clinical-potential-of-monoclonal-antibodies-in-the-management-of-lipid-disorders
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REVIEW
Sanjiv Gupta
The aim of this manuscript is to review available data to evaluate the present status of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia. Relevant literature since 2003 is reviewed. The effectiveness of PCSK9 inhibitors in lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and other atherogenic lipid fractions was studied in various Phase 2 and Phase 3 trials of Alirocumab, Evolocumab, and Bococizumab. The results of published long-term ODYSSEY and OSLER studies are summarized...
2016: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870079/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-second-line-chemotherapy-agents-for-advanced-gastric-cancer
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Simon W Lam, Maya Wai, Jessica E Lau, Michael McNamara, Marc Earl, Belinda Udeh
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Gastric cancer is the fifth most common malignancy and second leading cause of cancer-related mortality. Chemotherapy options for patients who fail first-line treatment are limited. Thus, the objective of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of second-line treatment options for patients with advanced or metastatic gastric cancer. DESIGN: Cost-effectiveness analysis using a Markov model to compare the cost-effectiveness of six possible second-line treatment options for patients with advanced gastric cancer who have failed previous chemotherapy: irinotecan, docetaxel, paclitaxel, ramucirumab, paclitaxel plus ramucirumab, and palliative care...
November 21, 2016: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868465/comparison-of-elastosonography-and-digital-examination-of-cervix-for-consistency-to-predict-successful-vaginal-delivery-after-induction-of-labor-with-oxytocin
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Serap Gultekin, Ismail Burak Gultekin, Bilal Icer, Elif Yilmaz, Afra Alkan, Tuncay Kucukozkan
OBJECTIVE: To compare elastosonography and digital examination of cervix for consistency in prediction of successful vaginal delivery. METHODS: A total of 64 pregnant women with the indication of induction of labor (IOL) were enrolled to the study. The uterine cervix is evaluated before and after the IOL with elastosonography and digital examination for consistency and sonography for length. Methods were compared in regard to the prediction of successful vaginal delivery...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848220/evolocumab-for-treating-primary-hypercholesterolaemia-and-mixed-dyslipidaemia-an-evidence-review-group-perspective-of-a-nice-single-technology-appraisal
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REVIEW
Christopher Carroll, Paul Tappenden, Rachid Rafia, Jean Hamilton, Duncan Chambers, Mark Clowes, Paul Durrington, Nadeem Qureshi, Anthony S Wierzbicki
As part of its Single Technology Appraisal (STA) process, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) invited the manufacturer of evolocumab (Amgen) to submit evidence on the clinical and cost effectiveness of evolocumab. The appraisal assessed evolocumab as monotherapy or in combination with a statin (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor) with or without ezetimibe, or in combination with ezetimibe (without statin therapy), in adult patients with primary hypercholesterolaemia (which includes mixed dyslipidaemia), for whom statins do not provide optimal control of their low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels and/or for whom statins are contraindicated or not tolerated...
November 16, 2016: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846803/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-rotavirus-vaccination-in-china-projected-possibility-of-scale-up-from-the-current-domestic-option
#17
Shuhui Cui, Ruoyan Gai Tobe, Xiuting Mo, Xiaoyan Liu, Lingzhong Xu, Shixue Li
BACKGROUND: Rotavirus infection causes considerable disease burden of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) hospitalization and death among children less than 5 years in China. Although two rotavirus vaccines (Rotarix and RotaTeq) have been licensed in more than 100 countries in the world, the Lanzhou Lamb rotavirus vaccine (LLR) is the only vaccine licensed in China. This study aims to forecast the potential impacts of the two international vaccines compared to domestic LLR. METHODS: An economic evaluation was performed using a Markov simulation model...
November 15, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822961/the-cost-effectiveness-of-disease-modifying-therapies-for-the-treatment-of-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
#18
Duygu Bozkaya, Terrie Livingston, Kristen Migliaccio-Walle, Tanner Odom
BACKGROUND: The safety and efficacy of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) has been established; however, it is not clear which provides optimal value, given benefit-risk profiles and costs. AIMS: To compare the cost-effectiveness of current DMTs for patients with RRMS in the US. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A Markov model predicting RRMS course following initiation of a DMT was created comparing outcomes (e...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822872/constitutive-expression-of-inducible-cyclic-adenosine-monophosphate-early-repressor-icer-in-cycling-quiescent-hematopoietic-cells-implications-for-aging-hematopoietic-stem-cells
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Steven J Greco, Ghassan Yehia, Julius A Potian, Carlos A Molina, Pranela Rameshwar
Despite extensive insights on the interaction between hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and the supporting bone marrow (BM) stroma in hematopoietic homeostasis there remains unanswered questions on HSC regulation. We report on the mechanism by which HSCs attain cycling quiescence by addressing a role for inducible cyclic AMP early repressor (ICER). ICER negatively transcriptional regulators of cAMP activators such as CREM and CREB. These activators can be induced by hematopoietic stimulators such as cytokines...
November 8, 2016: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822262/a-cost-utility-and-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-different-oral-antiviral-medications-in-patients-with-hbeag-negative-chronic-hepatitis-b-in-iran-an-economic-microsimulation-decision-model
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Khosro Keshavarz, Abbas Kebriaeezadeh, Seyed Moayed Alavian, Ali Akbari Sari, Mohsen Rezaei Hemami, Farhad Lotfi, Amir Hashemi Meshkini, Mehdi Javanbakht, Maryam Keshvari, Shekoufeh Nikfar
BACKGROUND: Although hepatitis B infection is the major cause of chronic liver disease in Iran, no studies have employed economic evaluations of the medications used to treat Iranian patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Therefore, the cost-effectiveness of the different treatment options for this disease in Iran is unknown. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the cost utility and cost-effectiveness of medication strategies tailored to local conditions in patients with HB e antigen (HBeAg)-negative CHB infection in Iran...
September 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
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