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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667921/glycemic-control-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-across-stages-of-renal-impairment-information-for-primary-care-providers
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Lili Tong, Sharon Adler
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a frequent complication of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and elevates individuals' risk for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in T2DM. Achieving and maintaining tight glycemic control is key to preventing development or progression of CKD; however, improving glycemic control may be limited by effects of renal impairment on the efficacy and safety of T2DM treatments, necessitating dosing adjustments and careful evaluation of contraindications...
April 18, 2018: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667726/interventions-for-infantile-haemangiomas-of-the-skin
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REVIEW
Monica Novoa, Eulalia Baselga, Sandra Beltran, Lucia Giraldo, Ali Shahbaz, Hector Pardo-Hernandez, Ingrid Arevalo-Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Infantile haemangiomas (previously known as strawberry birthmarks) are soft, raised swellings of the skin that occur in 3% to 10% of infants. These benign vascular tumours are usually uncomplicated and tend to regress spontaneously. However, when haemangiomas occur in high-risk areas, such as near the eyes, throat, or nose, impairing their function, or when complications develop, intervention may be necessary. This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2011...
April 18, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667019/what-is-new-in-heart-failure-management-in-2017-update-on-acc-aha-heart-failure-guidelines
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REVIEW
Biykem Bozkurt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this paper is to provide a summary of the new recommendations in the most recent 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Failure Society of America. The intent is to provide the background and the supporting evidence for the recommendations and to provide practical guidance for management strategies in treatment of heart failure patients...
April 17, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666934/quo-vadis-do-immunotherapies-have-a-role-in-glioblastoma
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REVIEW
Sylvia C Kurz, Patrick Y Wen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: More effective therapies for glioblastoma are urgently needed. Immunotherapeutic strategies appear particularly promising and are therefore intensively studied. This article reviews the current understanding of the immunosuppressive glioblastoma microenvironment, discusses the rationale behind various immunotherapies, and outlines the findings of several recently published clinical studies. RECENT FINDINGS: The results of CheckMate-143 indicated that nivolumab is not superior to bevacizumab in patients with recurrent glioblastoma...
April 18, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666915/corneal-crosslinking-cxl-with-18-mw-cm-2-irradiance-and-5-4-j-cm-2-radiant-exposure-early-postoperative-safety
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Isaak Fischinger, Theo G Seiler, Karthiga Santhirasegaram, Moritz Pettenkofer, Chris P Lohmann, Daniel Zapp
PURPOSE: To investigate safety of accelerated corneal crosslinking during the first postoperative month. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 76 eyes of 60 patients with verified progressive keratectasia were enrolled in this study and followed for 1 month after accelerated CXL (18 mW/cm2 for 5 min, radiant exposure 5.4 J/cm2 ) (A-CXL(5*18)). Preoperatively, objective refraction, slit lamp inspection, and corneal tomography were performed. Early postoperative slit lamp examinations were performed on days 1 and 4...
April 17, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666900/polymer-free-biolimus-a9-coated-stent-for-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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D J H Lee, J K K Loh, F H Jafary, H H Ho, T Watson, H-P Stoll, P J L Ong
BACKGROUND: The polymer-free biolimus-A9 drug-coated stent (DCS) was reported to have superior safety and efficacy outcomes compared with a bare metal stent in the LEADERS FREE trial of high-bleeding-risk patients with acute coronary syndrome and on dual antiplatelet treatment (DAPT) for 1 month. The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the DCS in a consecutive cohort of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI)...
April 17, 2018: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666296/phase-ii-study-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-rilotumumab-and-bevacizumab-in-subjects-with-recurrent-malignant-glioma
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Mary Lou Affronti, Jennifer Gamboa Jackman, Frances McSherry, James E Herndon, Elwood C Massey, Eric Lipp, Annick Desjardins, Henry S Friedman, Gordana Vlahovic, James Vredenburgh, Katherine B Peters
LESSONS LEARNED: Due to evolving imaging criteria in brain tumors and variation in magnetic resonance imaging evaluation, it is not ideal to use response rate as a primary objective. Future studies involving antiangiogenic agents should use overall survival.Disease-expected toxicities should be considered when defining the clinical significance of an adverse event. For example, vascular thromboembolic events are common in brain tumor patients and should not be attributed to the study drug in the safety analysis...
April 17, 2018: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665242/comparative-analysis-of-marketed-factor-viii-products-recombinant-products-are-not-alike-vis-a-vis-soluble-protein-aggregates-and-subvisible-particles
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J Anzengruber, C Lubich, T Prenninger, A Gringeri, F Scheiflinger, B M Reipert, M Malisauskas
BACKGROUND: Recombinant protein technologies have facilitated the development of novel FVIII therapeutics with improved production efficiency, potency, half-live, and low risk of viral transmission. The increasing number of recombinant Factor VIII (rFVIII) products and information on their efficacy, safety, and cost allow patients and healthcare professionals to adjust treatment to individual needs. Nonetheless, 20-32% of previously untreated patients with severe hemophilia A develop inhibitory antibodies to rFVIII following treatment...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664853/effects-of-a-single-intra-articular-injection-of-a-microsphere-formulation-of-triamcinolone-acetonide-on-knee-osteoarthritis-pain-a-double-blinded-randomized-placebo-controlled-multinational-study
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Philip G Conaghan, David J Hunter, Stanley B Cohen, Virginia B Kraus, Francis Berenbaum, Jay R Lieberman, Deryk G Jones, Andrew I Spitzer, David S Jevsevar, Nathaniel P Katz, Diane J Burgess, Joelle Lufkin, James R Johnson, Neil Bodick
BACKGROUND: Intra-articular corticosteroids relieve osteoarthritis pain, but rapid systemic absorption limits efficacy. FX006, a novel, microsphere-based, extended-release triamcinolone acetonide (TA) formulation, prolongs TA joint residence and reduces systemic exposure compared with standard TA crystalline suspension (TAcs). We assessed symptomatic benefits and safety of FX006 compared with saline-solution placebo and TAcs. METHODS: In this Phase-3, multicenter, double-blinded, 24-week study, adults ≥40 years of age with knee osteoarthritis (Kellgren-Lawrence grade 2 or 3) and average-daily-pain (ADP)-intensity scores of ≥5 and ≤9 (0 to 10 numeric rating scale) were centrally randomized (1:1:1) to a single intra-articular injection of FX006 (32 mg), saline-solution placebo, or TAcs (40 mg)...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664739/ce-original-research-exploring-clinicians-perceptions-about-sustaining-an-evidence-based-fall-prevention-program
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Rebecca B Porter, Laura Cullen, Michele Farrington, Grace Matthews, Sharon Tucker
Findings from this qualitative study may help improve sustainability. ABSTRACT: Purpose: This study aimed to address the knowledge gap between implementing and sustaining evidencebased fall prevention practices for hospitalized patients by exploring perspectives of the interprofessional health care team. DESIGN: A qualitative design was used to capture insights from clinicians across disciplines in a large midwestern academic medical center. METHODS: Four homogenous semistructured focus groups and three individual interviews involving a total of 20 clinicians were conducted between October 2013 and March 2014...
April 16, 2018: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664239/evaluation-of-usefulness-of-propiverine-hydrochloride-in-poor-responders-to-previous-anticholinergics
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Naoya Masumori, Yuya Funato, Yasunobu Yamaguchi, Kunio Itoh
OBJECTIVES: In recent years, some patients have been unresponsive to anticholinergics used in the treatment of pollakisuria/urinary incontinence. It has been suggested that propiverine hydrochloride, which has not only anticholinergic activity, but also calcium antagonistic activity, may be useful in poor responders to other anticholinergics. In this study, a specific drug use-results survey was conducted in poor responders to other anticholinergics to evaluate the usefulness of propiverine hydrochloride...
May 2018: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664187/exercise-interventions-and-patient-beliefs-for-people-with-hip-knee-or-hip-and-knee-osteoarthritis-a-mixed-methods-review
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REVIEW
Michael Hurley, Kelly Dickson, Rachel Hallett, Robert Grant, Hanan Hauari, Nicola Walsh, Claire Stansfield, Sandy Oliver
BACKGROUND: Chronic peripheral joint pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) is extremely prevalent and a major cause of physical dysfunction and psychosocial distress. Exercise is recommended to reduce joint pain and improve physical function, but the effect of exercise on psychosocial function (health beliefs, depression, anxiety and quality of life) in this population is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To improve our understanding of the complex inter-relationship between pain, psychosocial effects, physical function and exercise...
April 17, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663464/uninterrupted-administration-of-edoxaban-vs-vitamin-k-antagonists-in-patients-undergoing-atrial-fibrillation-catheter-ablation-rationale-and-design-of-the-eliminate-af-study
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Stefan H Hohnloser, John Camm, Riccardo Cappato, Hans-Christoph Diener, Hein Heidbuchel, Hans-Joachim Lanz, Lluís Mont, Carlos A Morillo, Rüdiger Smolnik, Ophelia Q P Yin, Josef Kautzner
Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are at an approximately 0.5% to 3% increased risk of thromboembolism during and immediately after catheter ablation. Treatment guidelines recommend periprocedural oral anticoagulation plus unfractionated heparin during ablation. Rivaroxaban and dabigatran are the only non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants for which there are randomized controlled trials assessing uninterrupted anticoagulation in patients undergoing catheter ablation of AF. Edoxaban, a direct factor Xa inhibitor, is noninferior vs warfarin for the prevention of stroke or systemic embolism with less major bleeding in patients with nonvalvular AF...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663264/no-association-of-timing-of-endoscopic-biliary-drainage-with-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-non-severe-acute-cholangitis
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Ryunosuke Hakuta, Tsuyoshi Hamada, Yousuke Nakai, Hirofumi Kogure, Rie Uchino, Naminatsu Takahara, Suguru Mizuno, Tatsunori Suzuki, Tatsuya Sato, Tsuyoshi Takeda, Kazunaga Ishigaki, Kei Saito, Tomotaka Saito, Minoru Tada, Hiroyuki Isayama, Kazuhiko Koike
BACKGROUND: Biliary drainage via endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the first-line treatment for acute cholangitis. Despite the established effectiveness of urgent biliary drainage in patients with severe acute cholangitis, the indication of this procedure for non-severe acute cholangitis is controversial. AIMS: To assess the safety of elective drainage (≥ 12 h of admission) for non-severe acute cholangitis. METHODS: We retrospectively identified 461 patients with non-severe acute cholangitis who underwent endoscopic biliary drainage...
April 16, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663115/sofosbuvir-plus-daclatasvir-with-or-without-ribavirin-for-treatment-of-chronic-hcv-genotype-4-patients-real-life-experience
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G Shiha, R Soliman, M ElBasiony, A A Hassan, N N H Mikhail
INTRODUCTION: New regimens involving direct-acting antiviral agents have recently been approved for the treatment of HCV. Our aim was to assess the efficacy and safety of 12 or 24 weeks of Sofosbuvir 400 mg plus Daclatasvir 60 mg, with or without ribavirin (800-1000 mg) in treating chronic hepatitis C genotype 4 patients. METHODS: This is an open-label observational study that describes the effect of 12 week or 24 weeks of daily oral Sofosbuvir (SOF) 400 mg plus Daclatasvir (DCV) 60 mg with or without ribavirin (RBV) with dose adjustment if indicated...
April 16, 2018: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662833/short-term-outcomes-following-hepatectomy-in-elderly-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-analysis-of-10-805-septuagenarians-and-2-381-octo-and-nonagenarians-in-japan
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Hiroko Okinaga, Hideo Yasunaga, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Kiyohide Fushimi, Norihiro Kokudo
Background: As the population is aging, the indication for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) resection in patients aged over 80 years will increase. Japan is facing the most aging society worldwide. We examined the safety of hepatectomy in octogenarians and nonagenarians using large-scale data from the Diagnosis Procedure Combination database, a national administrative database in Japan. Method: We conducted a survey to collect data for all inpatients from 2007 and 2012...
March 2018: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662777/herbal-fufang-xian-ling-gu-bao-prevents-corticosteroid-induced-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head-a-first-multicentre-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Zi-Rong Li, Li-Ming Cheng, Kun-Zheng Wang, Nan-Ping Yang, Shu-Hua Yang, Wei He, Yi-Sheng Wang, Zhong-Ming Wang, Pei Yang, Xian-Zhe Liu, Yue-Zhong Luo, Wei Sun, Hai-Tao Wang, Li-Zhen Zheng, Xin-Luan Wang, Ling Qin
Background/Objective: This is a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial to investigate the safety and efficacy of Chinese herbal Fufang Xian Ling Gu Bao (XLGB) with antiadipogenic compounds for the prevention of corticosteroid (CS)-induced osteonecrosis of femoral head (ONFH). Methods: Patients of both genders, aged between 18 and 65 years, with diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, nephrosis, dermatosis and rheumatoid arthritis indicated for CS treatment and who did not show magnetic resonance imaging of ONFH at baseline were recruited into the study and then randomised into either XLGB group (n = 129) with daily oral administration of XLGB or placebo group (n = 146)...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Translation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662541/cabozantinib-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma-in-adults-following-prior-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-targeted-therapy-clinical-trial-evidence-and-experience
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REVIEW
Susanne Osanto, Tom van der Hulle
Cabozantinib is an oral multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) that potently inhibits MET and AXL, both associated with poor prognosis in renal cell carcinoma (RCC), next to vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2, KIT, FLT3 and RET. Chronic treatment with vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR)-targeting sunitinib upregulates MET and AXL in RCC, indicating that cabozantinib may be particularly effective in patients with advanced RCC whose disease progressed on prior VEGFR-targeted treatment...
March 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661620/tolerability-safety-and-outcomes-of-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-with-capecitabine-for-patients-aged-%C3%A2-70-years-with-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
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Lotte Jacobs, Ellen van der Vlies, Daan Ten Bokkel Huinink, Haiko Bloemendal, Martijn Intven, Anke B Smits, Bas L A M Weusten, Peter D Siersema, Niels van Lelyveld, Maartje Los
INTRODUCTION: In studies of colorectal cancer, the elderly have been frequently underrepresented because comorbid conditions and functional status often lead to study exclusion. For elderly patients with an indication for neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT), physicians usually decide using clinical factors whether nCRT should be offered. The aim of the present retrospective study was to assess the tolerability of nCRT with capecitabine and the surgical outcomes in patients aged ≥ 70 years with locally advanced rectal cancer...
March 8, 2018: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661381/a-review-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-inhaled-methoxyflurane-as-an-analgesic-for-outpatient-procedures
#20
REVIEW
C Jephcott, J Grummet, N Nguyen, O Spruyt
Methoxyflurane delivered via a hand-held inhaler is a proven analgesic which has been used in Australasia for emergency relief of trauma associated pain since the 1970s. The agent is self-administered by the patient under the supervision of trained personnel. More than 5 million patients have received inhaled methoxyflurane without significant side effects. Methoxyflurane is also licensed in Australasia for the relief of pain in monitored conscious patients requiring analgesia for minor surgical procedures...
May 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
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