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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136066/unsuspected-lymphomatoid-granulomatosis-in-a-patient-with-antisynthetase-syndrome
#1
Stephanie L Skala, Alexandra C Hristov, Johann E Gudjonsson, May P Chan
Clinical diagnosis of lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LYG) often is difficult, especially in patients with multiple comorbidities. We present a 60-year-old woman with worsening fatigue, night sweats, unintentional weight loss, and dyspnea of 2 weeks' duration. Her medical history was remarkable for recent radiation therapy for recurrent breast cancer and antisynthetase syndrome complicated by interstitial lung disease and controlled with azathioprine. Computed tomography showed ground-glass opacities and nodular infiltrates in all lung lobes, raising concern for radiation pneumonitis and drug toxicity...
October 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988790/recent-diagnostic-procedures-for-colorectal-cancer-screening-are-they-cost-effective
#2
REVIEW
Mostafa Ahmed Arafa, Karim Hamda Farhat
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer worldwide and the fourth most common cause of death. Reduction in mortality rates in some countries worldwide are most likely ascribed to CRC screening and/or improved treatments. We reviewed the most relevant articles which discuss the cost-effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening procedures, in particular, the recent ones through the last eight years. The effectiveness of screening estimated by discounted life years gained (LYGs) compared to no screening, differed considerably between the studies...
September 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964436/the-long-term-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-organized-versus-opportunistic-screening-for-breast-cancer-in-austria
#3
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Irmgard Schiller-Fruehwirth, Beate Jahn, Patrick Einzinger, Günther Zauner, Christoph Urach, Uwe Siebert
BACKGROUND: In 2014, Austrian health authorities implemented an organized breast cancer screening program. Until then, there has been a long-standing tradition of opportunistic screening. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of organized screening compared with opportunistic screening, as well as to identify factors influencing the clinical and economic outcomes. METHODS: We developed and validated an individual-level state-transition model and assessed the health outcomes and costs of organized and opportunistic screening for 40-year-old asymptomatic women...
September 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868661/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-long-term-intermittent-self-catheterization-with-hydrophilic-coated-and-uncoated-catheters-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-in-japan
#4
Toyohiko Watanabe, Shingo Yamamoto, Momokazu Gotoh, Tadanori Saitoh, Osamu Yokoyama, Tatsunori Murata, Masayuki Takeda
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cost effectiveness of disposable, hydrophilic-coated catheters in Japan. METHODS: A Markov decision model previously applied in a European study was used to evaluate the cost effectiveness of intermittent self-catheterization (ISC) with hydrophilic-coated catheters in Japanese spinal cord injury (SCI) patients suffering from chronic urinary retention from a lifetime perspective. To adjust the model to a Japanese setting, relevant Japanese data regarding the baseline risk of urinary tract infection (UTI), the average age at onset of SCI, costs, and general mortality were extracted from published literature, national statistics, or the opinions of Japanese experts...
September 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810098/a-rare-case-of-pulmonary-lymphomatoid-granulomatosis
#5
Ukamaka Nwakife Nwadibia, Kalyan Chakravarthy Potu, Eric A Larson, Galal Ahmed
In this report, we discuss an unusual case of pulmonary lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LYG), a rare form of angiocentric and angiodestructive lymphoproliferative disorder. This disease is thought to be caused by Epstein-Barr virus-induced lymphoproliferation. A 39-year-old male with no signi ficant past medical history presented with flu-like symptoms. Upon further evaluation, laboratory studies noted pancytopenia, and a chest X-ray showed bilateral nodular densities. A computerized tomography (CT) scan demonstrated bilateral pulmonary nodules and splenomegaly...
January 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792195/can-hydrophilic-coated-catheters-be-beneficial-for-the-public-healthcare-system-in-brazil-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injuries
#6
José Carlos Truzzi, Vanessa Teich, Camila Pepe
INTRODUCTION: Detrusor sphincter dyssynergia affects 70% to 80% of all spinal cord injury patients, resulting in increased risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and potential exposure to antimicrobial resistance. In Brazil, local guidelines recommend intermittent catheterization as the best method for bladder emptying, and two catheter types are available: the conventional uncoated PVC and the hydrophilic coated catheters. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of two types of catheters for intermittent catheterization from the perspective of the Brazilian public healthcare system...
August 8, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742794/the-cost-effectiveness-of-screening-for-ovarian-cancer-results-from-the-uk-collaborative-trial-of-ovarian-cancer-screening-ukctocs
#7
Usha Menon, Alistair J McGuire, Maria Raikou, Andy Ryan, Susan K Davies, Matthew Burnell, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, Jatinderpal K Kalsi, Naveena Singh, Nazar N Amso, Derek Cruickshank, Stephen Dobbs, Keith Godfrey, Jonathan Herod, Simon Leeson, Tim Mould, John Murdoch, David Oram, Ian Scott, Mourad W Seif, Karin Williamson, Robert Woolas, Lesley Fallowfield, Stuart Campbell, Steven J Skates, Mahesh Parmar, Ian J Jacobs
BACKGROUND: To assess the within-trial cost-effectiveness of an NHS ovarian cancer screening (OCS) programme using data from UKCTOCS and extrapolate results based on average life expectancy. METHODS: Within-trial economic evaluation of no screening (C) vs either (1) an annual OCS programme using transvaginal ultrasound (USS) or (2) an annual ovarian cancer multimodal screening programme with serum CA125 interpreted using a risk algorithm (ROCA) and transvaginal ultrasound as a second-line test (MMS), plus comparison of lifetime extrapolation of the no screening arm and the MMS programme using both a predictive and a Markov model...
August 22, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733262/cost-effectiveness-of-high-performance-biomarker-tests%C3%A2-vs%C3%A2-fecal-immunochemical-test-for-noninvasive-colorectal%C3%A2-cancer-screening
#8
Iris Lansdorp-Vogelaar, S Lucas Goede, Linda J W Bosch, Veerle Melotte, Beatriz Carvalho, Manon van Engeland, Gerrit A Meijer, Harry J de Koning, Marjolein van Ballegooijen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Biomarker assays could increase the accuracy of noninvasive detection of colorectal cancer (CRC); fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) are estimated to miss 27%-47% of CRCs and 70%-80% of advanced adenomas per round of screening. We investigated the conditions under which biomarker screens would be cost-effective compared with FIT screens of average-risk individuals. METHODS: We used the MISCAN-Colon microsimulation model to estimate the effects of various CRC screening test characteristics on life-years gained (LYG) and; age-specific all-cause mortality was based on the 2010 Dutch life tables...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689518/colon-cancer-screening-is-it-time-yet
#9
EDITORIAL
Hadi Bhurgri, Sami Samiullah
The month of March is dedicated to Colon Cancer Awareness. Worldwide, colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence has been on the rise. It is currently the third most common cancer in men (746,000 cases, 10.0% of the total) and the second in women (614,000 cases, 9.2% of the total).1 Arecent meta-analysis reported a 61% risk reduction in CRC incidence with colonoscopy.2 Unlike screening programs for breast and prostate cancers, not only has CRC screening reduced mortality from colon cancer and detected early CRC, it has also decreased the incidence of CRC through detection and removal of pre-cancerous lesions...
June 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583127/cmost-an-open-source-framework-for-the-microsimulation-of-colorectal-cancer-screening-strategies
#10
Meher K Prakash, Brian Lang, Henriette Heinrich, Piero V Valli, Peter Bauerfeind, Amnon Sonnenberg, Niko Beerenwinkel, Benjamin Misselwitz
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer-related mortality. CRC incidence and mortality can be reduced by several screening strategies, including colonoscopy, but randomized CRC prevention trials face significant obstacles such as the need for large study populations with long follow-up. Therefore, CRC screening strategies will likely be designed and optimized based on computer simulations. Several computational microsimulation tools have been reported for estimating efficiency and cost-effectiveness of CRC prevention...
June 5, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580855/cost-effectiveness-of-providing-measles-vaccination-to-all-children-in-guinea-bissau
#11
Stine Byberg, Ane Bærent Fisker, Sanne Marie Thysen, Amabelia Rodrigues, Ulrika Enemark, Peter Aaby, Christine Stabell Benn, Ulla Kou Griffiths
BACKGROUND: Measles vaccination is associated with major reductions in child mortality and morbidity. In Guinea-Bissau, to limit vaccine wastage, children are only measles-vaccinated if at least six children aged 9-11 months are present at a vaccination session. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the incremental cost-effectiveness of providing measles vaccine (MV) to all children regardless of age and number of children present. METHODS: We estimated MV coverage among children living in villages cluster-randomized to MV for all children and among children cluster-randomized to the current restrictive MV policy (status quo)...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566311/comparing-effectiveness-of-mass-media-campaigns-with-price-reductions-targeting-fruit-and-vegetable-intake-on-us-cardiovascular-disease-mortality-and-race-disparities
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard, Piotr Bandosz, Colin D Rehm, Ashkan Afshin, Jose L Peñalvo, Laurie Whitsel, Goodarz Danaei, Renata Micha, Tom Gaziano, Ffion Lloyd-Williams, Simon Capewell, Dariush Mozaffarian, Martin O'Flaherty
Background: A low intake of fruits and vegetables (F&Vs) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the United States. Both mass media campaigns (MMCs) and economic incentives may increase F&V consumption. Few data exist on their comparative effectiveness.Objective: We estimated CVD mortality reductions potentially achievable by price reductions and MMC interventions targeting F&V intake in the US population.Design: We developed a US IMPACT Food Policy Model to compare 3 policies targeting F&V intake across US adults from 2015 to 2030: national MMCs and national F&V price reductions of 10% and 30%...
July 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515767/cost-effectiveness-evaluation-of-aspirin-in-primary-prevention-of-myocardial-infarction-amongst-males-with-average-cardiovascular-risk-in-iran
#13
Mohammadreza Amirsadri, Mohammad Javad Sedighi
Aspirin is one of the certified medicines commonly used for the secondary prevention of myocardial infarction (MI). Aspirin side effects and gastrointestinal bleeding, in particular, have arisen debates on its use for the primary prevention of MI. The present research evaluates the cost-effectiveness of the use of aspirin in the primary prevention of MI among Iranian men with average cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, using Markov modeling technique. The incremental cost-effectiveness ratios (ICERs) estimated to be 864 USA dollars (USD) per quality-adjusted life years (QALY) gained and 782 USD per life years gained (LYG) for each patient in the base-case scenario (public tariffs and no discounting)...
April 2017: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509619/japanese-encephalitis-virus-infection-rate-and-detection-of-genotype-i-from-culex-tritaeniorhynchus-collected-from-jiangsu-china
#14
Hongliang Chu, Zhiming Wu, Hongna Chen, Chunxiao Li, Xiaoxia Guo, Ran Liu, Gang Wang, Minghao Zhou, Tongyan Zhao
Information regarding the infection rate and genotype shifts for Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) are important for JE vaccine application. In Jiangsu province, China, which is one of the provinces with a high prevalence of JE, JEV infection in swine and mosquitoes in certain cities has only been investigated in 2008-2009. Lianyungang City has one of the highest numbers of JE cases in Jiangsu province, and it has a high risk of JEV invasion via migrant birds. JEV infection in vectors in Lianyungang City, which has urban and rural parts, has not been investigated...
July 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487006/cost-effectiveness-of-salt-reduction-to-prevent-hypertension-and-cvd-a-systematic-review
#15
Elisabeth Schorling, Dea Niebuhr, Anja Kroke
OBJECTIVE: To analyse and compare the cost-effectiveness of different interventions to reduce salt consumption. DESIGN: A systematic review of published cost-effectiveness analyses (CEA) and cost-utility analyses (CUA) was undertaken in the databases EMBASE, MEDLINE (PubMed), Cochrane and others until July 2016. Study selection was limited to CEA and CUA conducted in member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in English, German or French, without time limit...
August 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382503/cost-effectiveness-of-different-strategies-to-prevent-breast-and-ovarian-cancer-in-german-women-with-a-brca-1-or-2-mutation
#16
Dirk Müller, Marion Danner, Kerstin Rhiem, Björn Stollenwerk, Christoph Engel, Linda Rasche, Lisa Borsi, Rita Schmutzler, Stephanie Stock
BACKGROUND: Women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation are at increased risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer. This economic modeling study evaluated different preventive interventions for 30-year-old women with a confirmed BRCA (1 or 2) mutation. METHODS: A Markov model was developed to estimate the costs and benefits [i.e., quality-adjusted life years (QALYs), and life years gained (LYG)] associated with prophylactic bilateral mastectomy (BM), prophylactic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO), BM plus BSO, BM plus BSO at age 40, and intensified surveillance...
April 5, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345481/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-implementing-an-antimicrobial-stewardship-program-in-critical-care-units
#17
Jesus Ruiz-Ramos, Juan Frasquet, Eva Romá, Jose Luis Poveda-Andres, Miguel Salavert-Leti, Alvaro Castellanos, Paula Ramirez
AIMS: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of antimicrobial stewardship (AS) program implementation focused on critical care units based on assumptions for the Spanish setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A decision model comparing costs and outcomes of sepsis, community-acquired pneumonia, and nosocomial infections (including catheter-related bacteremia, urinary tract infection, and ventilator-associated pneumonia) in critical care units with or without an AS was designed...
June 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330884/evaluation-of-biom%C3%A3-rieux-s-dissociated-vidas-lyme-igm-ii-and-igg-ii-as-a-first-tier-diagnostic-assay-for-lyme-disease
#18
Claudia R Molins, Mark J Delorey, Adam Replogle, Christopher Sexton, Martin E Schriefer
The recommended laboratory diagnostic approach for Lyme disease is a standard two-tiered testing (STTT) algorithm where the first tier is typically an enzyme immunoassay (EIA) that if positive or equivocal is reflexed to Western immunoblotting as the second tier. bioMérieux manufactures one of the most commonly used first-tier EIAs in the United States, the combined IgM/IgG Vidas test (LYT). Recently, bioMérieux launched its dissociated first-tier tests, the Vidas Lyme IgM II (LYM) and IgG II (LYG) EIAs, which use purified recombinant test antigens and a different algorithm than STTT...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293550/dock-8-deficiency-ebv-lymphomatoid-granulomatosis-and-intrafamilial-variation-in-presentation
#19
Victoria R Dimitriades, Vincent Devlin, Stefania Pittaluga, Helen C Su, Steven M Holland, Wyndham Wilson, Kieron Dunleavy, Nirali N Shah, Alexandra F Freeman
Dedicator of cytokinesis 8 (DOCK8) deficiency is an autosomal recessive, combined immunodeficiency within the spectrum of hyper-IgE syndromes. Epstein-Barr virus-positive lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LYG) (EBV + LYG) is a rare diagnosis and a previously unreported presentation of DOCK8 deficiency. A 10-year-old girl was initially evaluated for mild eczema and recurrent sinopulmonary infections. She had normal immunoglobulins with elevated IgE, poor polysaccharide response with low switched memory B cells, low CD4 count, and normal mitogen and antigen responses...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288018/cost-effectiveness-of-the-13-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-in-children-in-portugal
#20
Miguel Gouveia, Francesca Fiorentino, Gonçalo Jesus, João Costa, Margarida Borges
BACKGROUND: Pneumococcal infections are the leading cause of vaccine-preventable death in children. In June 2015, the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) was introduced in the Portuguese Immunization Program. We evaluated the cost-effectiveness of children vaccinated with PCV13 versus no vaccination for preventing pneumococcal diseases. METHODS: A cohort simulation model for 2014 Portuguese newborns was used, considering a lifetime horizon and existence of herd effect on adults...
August 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
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