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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
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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-programme-in-critical-care-units
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Jesus Ruiz-Ramos, Juan Frasquet, Eva Romá, Jose Luis Poveda-Andres, Miguel Salavert-Leti, Alvaro Catellanos, Paula Ramirez
AIMS: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of antimicrobial stewardship (AS) programme implementation focused on critical care units based on assumptions for the Spanish setting. MATERIAL 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...
March 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330884/evaluation-of-biom%C3%A3-rieux-s-dissociated-vidas-lyme-igm-ii-lym-and-igg-ii-lyg-as-a-first-tier-diagnostic-assay-for-lyme-disease
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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 manufacturers one of the most commonly used first-tier EIAs in the U.S., the combined IgM/IgG VIDAS (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...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293550/dock-8-deficiency-ebv-lymphomatoid-granulomatosis-and-intrafamilial-variation-in-presentation
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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
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Miguel Gouveia, Francesca Fiorentino, Gonçalo Jesus, João Costa, Margarida Borges
INTRODUCTION: 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 evaluate the cost-effectiveness of children vaccination with PCV13 versus no vaccination for preventing pneumococcal diseases (PD). METHOD: A cohort simulation model for 2014 Portuguese newborns was used, considering a lifetime horizon and existence of herd effect on adults...
March 10, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273410/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-treatment-of-patients-with-absence-or-mild-fibrosis-compared-to-patients-with-advanced-fibrosis
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M Buti, R Domínguez-Hernández, I Oyagüez, M A Casado, R Esteban
To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF) in treatment-naïve patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) genotype 1 (GT1) in the absence or mild fibrosis (F0-F1) versus advanced fibrosis (F2-F4), from the perspective of the Spanish Health System. A Markov model was developed to simulate disease progression, estimating costs and outcomes [life years gained (LYG) and quality-adjusted life years (QALY)] derived from starting with LDV/SOF in patients with F0-F1 compared with F2-F4. Therapy duration was 8 weeks in noncirrhotic patients with viral load <6 million IU/mL and 12 weeks in the remaining patients...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270207/cost-effectiveness-of-adding-novel-or-group-5-interventions-to-a-background-regimen-for-the-treatment-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-germany
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Daniel Wirth, Ramesh Dass, Robert Hettle
BACKGROUND: Treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is complex, lengthy, and involves a minimum of four drugs termed a background regimen (BR), that have not previously been prescribed or that have proven susceptible to patient sputum culture isolates. In recent years, promising new treatment options have emerged as add-on therapies to a BR. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term costs and effectiveness of adding the novel or group 5 interventions bedaquiline, delamanid, and linezolid to a background regimen (BR) of drugs for the treatment of adult patients with pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), within their marketing authorisations, from a German healthcare cost-effectiveness perspective...
March 8, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265350/cost-effectiveness-of-bedaquiline-in-mdr-and-xdr-tuberculosis-in-italy
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Luigi R Codecasa, Mondher Toumi, Anna D'Ausilio, Andrea Aiello, Francesco Damele, Roberta Termini, Alessia Uglietti, Robert Hettle, Giorgio Graziano, Saverio De Lorenzo
Objective: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of bedaquiline plus background drug regimens (BR) for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) in Italy. Methods: A Markov model was adapted to the Italian setting to estimate the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of bedaquiline plus BR (BBR) versus BR in the treatment of MDR-TB and XDR-TB over 10 years, from both the National Health Service (NHS) and societal perspective. Cost-effectiveness was evaluated in terms of life-years gained (LYG)...
2017: Journal of Market Access & Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198521/sevoflurane-ameliorates-doxorubicin-induced-myocardial-injury-by-affecting-the-phosphorylation-states-of-proteins-in-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
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Yini Wu, Jianping Wang, Xiaoyan Yu, Dongli Li, Xin Han, Lihua Fan
BACKGROUND: The effect of sevoflurane on the doxorubicin-induced myocardial injury was explored by investigating the phosphorylation states of proteins in phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway. METHODS: Myocardial injury rat models were induced by doxorubicin and evenly assigned into five groups according to different treatment: Doxorubicin group (DG, 200-µL saline solution), sevoflurane group (SevG, inhaled with 2...
February 15, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176349/early-detection-and-curative-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis-in-france-and-in-the-united-states
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Benjamin Cadier, Julie Bulsei, Pierre Nahon, Olivier Seror, Alexis Laurent, Isabelle Rosa, Richard Layese, Charlotte Costentin, Carole Cagnot, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski, Karine Chevreul
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the leading cause of death in patients with cirrhosis. Patients outside clinical trials seldom benefit from evidence-based monitoring. The objective of this study was to estimate the cost-effectiveness of complying with HCC screening guidelines. The economic evaluation compared surveillance of patients with cirrhosis as recommended by the guidelines ("gold-standard monitoring") to "real-life monitoring" from the health care system perspective. A Markov model described the history of the disease and treatment course including current first-line curative treatment: liver resection, radiofrequency ablation (RFA), and liver transplantation...
April 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167690/lymphomatoid-granulomatosis-with-pulmonary-and-gastrointestinal-involvement
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J H Kappen, H C T van Zaanen, S M Snelder, A J P van Tilburg, A Rudolphus
We present a rare case of grade II lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LYG) with pulmonary and gastrointestinal involvement. LYG is considered an Epstein-Barr virus-driven lymphoproliferative disorder that often presents with multiple nodular lesions in the lungs and sometimes involvement of skin and the central nervous system. Although the aetiology is unknown, it is associated with the use of immunosuppressives. Involvement of other organ systems is very rare. We successfully treated our patients with 6 cycles of R-CHOP and autologous stem cell transplantation with a major response at 20 months follow-up...
February 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115858/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-combination-antifungal-therapy-with-voriconazole-and-anidulafungin-versus-voriconazole-monotherapy-for-primary-treatment-of-invasive-aspergillosis-in-spain
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Santiago Grau, Jose Ramon Azanza, Isabel Ruiz, Carlos Vallejo, Josep Mensa, Johan Maertens, Werner J Heinz, Jon Andoni Barrueta, Carmen Peral, Francisco Jesús Mesa, Miguel Barrado, Claudie Charbonneau, Darío Rubio-Rodríguez, Carlos Rubio-Terrés
OBJECTIVE: According to a recent randomized, double-blind clinical trial comparing the combination of voriconazole and anidulafungin (VOR+ANI) with VOR monotherapy for invasive aspergillosis (IA) in patients with hematologic disease or with hematopoietic stem cell transplant, mortality was lower after 6 weeks with VOR+ANI than with VOR monotherapy in a post hoc analysis of patients with galactomannan-based IA. The objective of this study was to compare the cost-effectiveness of VOR+ANI with VOR, from the perspective of hospitals in the Spanish National Health System...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073150/the-impact-of-overdiagnosis-on-the-selection-of-efficient-lung-cancer-screening-strategies
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Summer S Han, Kevin Ten Haaf, William D Hazelton, Vidit N Munshi, Jihyoun Jeon, Saadet A Erdogan, Colden Johanson, Pamela M McMahon, Rafael Meza, Chung Yin Kong, Eric J Feuer, Harry J de Koning, Sylvia K Plevritis
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently updated their national lung screening guidelines and recommended low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for lung cancer (LC) screening through age 80. However, the risk of overdiagnosis among older populations is a concern. Using four comparative models from the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network, we evaluate the overdiagnosis of the screening program recommended by USPSTF in the U.S. 1950 birth cohort. We estimate the number of LC deaths averted by screening (D) per overdiagnosed case (O), yielding the ratio D/O, to quantify the trade-off between the harms and benefits of LDCT...
January 10, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789085/cost-effectiveness-of-routine-screening-for-lynch-syndrome-in-endometrial-cancer-patients-up-to-70years-of-age
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Anne Goverde, Manon Cw Spaander, Helena C van Doorn, Hendrikus J Dubbink, Ans Mw van den Ouweland, Carli M Tops, Sjarlot G Kooi, Judith de Waard, Robert F Hoedemaeker, Marco J Bruno, Robert Mw Hofstra, Esther W de Bekker-Grob, Winand Nm Dinjens, Ewout W Steyerberg, Anja Wagner
PURPOSE: To assess cost-effectiveness of routine screening for Lynch Syndrome (LS) in endometrial cancer (EC) patients ≤70years of age. METHODS: Consecutive EC patients ≤70years of age were screened for LS by analysis of microsatellite instability, immunohistochemistry and MLH1 hypermethylation. Costs and health benefit in life years gained (LYG) included surveillance for LS carriers among EC patients and relatives. We calculated incremental cost-effectiveness ratios (ICERs) comparing LS screening among EC patients ≤70years with ≤50years and the revised Bethesda guidelines...
December 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757918/a-cost-utility-analysis-of-prostate-cancer-screening-in-australia
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Andrew Keller, Christian Gericke, Jennifer A Whitty, John Yaxley, Boon Kua, Geoff Coughlin, Troy Gianduzzo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Göteborg randomised population-based prostate cancer screening trial demonstrated that prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening reduces prostate cancer deaths compared with an age-matched control group. Utilising the prostate cancer detection rates from this study, we investigated the clinical and cost effectiveness of a similar PSA-based screening strategy for an Australian population of men aged 50-69 years. METHODS: A decision model that incorporated Markov processes was developed from a health system perspective...
February 2017: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667491/-clippers-chronic-lymphocytic-inflammation-with-pontine-perivascular-enhancement-responsive-to-steroids
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Shinichi Kan
Chronic lymphocytic inflammation with pontine perivascular enhancement responsive to steroids (CLIPPERS) has been recently identified as an inflammatory central nervous system (CNS) disorder. Punctate and curvilinear gadolinium enhancement (peppering) the pons is a characteristic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) feature of CLIPPERS. Pathogenesis of this disorder remains unknown. A specific serum or cerebrospinal fluid biomarker for this disorder is currently unknown. Whether CLIPPERS is an actual new disease or just represents overlapping symptoms from multiple diseases is still debated...
September 2016: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27571499/nintedanib-in-combination-with-docetaxel-for-second-line-treatment-of-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-genesis-sefh-drug-evaluation-report
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María Espinosa Bosch, Rocío Asensi Diez, Sara García Agudo, Ana Clopes Estela
Nintedanib is a triple angiokinase inhibitor that has been approved by the European Agency Medicines (EMA) in combination with docetaxel for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced, metastatic or locally recurrent non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) of adenocarcinoma tumour histology, after first-line chemotherapy. In LUME-Lung 1 clinical trial, the combination of nintedanib plus docetaxel vs. placebo plus docetaxel improved progression free survival (PFS) in NSCLC patients, and improved overall survival in the population of adenocarcinoma patients, particularly in those with progression within 9 months after first line treatment initiation, median 10...
June 1, 2016: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27538697/propionibacterium-acnes-overabundance-and-natural-killer-group-2-member-d-system-activation-in-corpus-dominant-lymphocytic-gastritis
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Ana Montalban-Arques, Philipp Wurm, Slave Trajanoski, Silvia Schauer, Sabine Kienesberger, Bettina Halwachs, Christoph Högenauer, Cord Langner, Gregor Gorkiewicz
Corpus-dominant lymphocytic gastritis (LyG) is characterized by CD8(+) T-cell infiltration of the stomach epithelium by a so far uncharacterized mechanism. Although Helicobacter pylori is typically undetectable in LyG, patients respond to H. pylori antibiotic eradication therapy, suggesting a non-H. pylori microbial trigger for the disease. Comparative microbiota analysis of specimens from LyG, H. pylori gastritis and healthy controls precluded involvement of H. pylori in LyG but identified Propionibacterium acnes as a possible disease trigger...
December 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27521314/lymphomatoid-granulomatosis-a-single-institution-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Julio C Chavez, Jose Sandoval-Sus, Pedro Horna, Samir Dalia, Celeste Bello, Paul Chevernick, Eduardo M Sotomayor, Lubomir Sokol, Bijal Shah
BACKGROUND: Lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LYG) is a rare B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder with frequent extranodal presentation and involvement of the respiratory system. The purpose of this study is to describe the clinical characteristics, pathologic findings, and treatment outcomes of LYG in a single tertiary institution. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of series of cases of LYG diagnosed at Moffitt Cancer Center (MCC) between 2000 and 2011. We describe clinical presentation, histopathologic findings, and treatment outcomes...
August 2016: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
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