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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437836/nurses-attitudes-toward-the-single-checking-of-medications
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Rachel Cross, Paul N Bennett, Cherene Ockerby, Wei Chun Wang, Judy Currey
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The policy of single over double checking of medications has been adopted by many health services; however, nurses' attitudes toward single-checking medications remains unclear. The aim of this study was to explore the attitudes of nurses who single check and administer medications in a setting where single checking has been in place for over a decade. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey design using the validated Single Checking Administration Medication Scale-II to registered nurses (n = 299) working in one metropolitan teaching hospital in Victoria, Australia...
April 24, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437620/american-association-of-clinical-endocrinologists-and-american-college-of-endocrinology-guidelines-for-management-of-dyslipidemia-and-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Paul S Jellinger, Yehuda Handelsman, Paul D Rosenblit, Zachary T Bloomgarden, Vivian A Fonseca, Alan J Garber, George Grunberger, Chris K Guerin, David S H Bell, Jeffrey I Mechanick, Rachel Pessah-Pollack, Kathleen Wyne, Donald Smith, Eliot A Brinton, Sergio Fazio, Michael Davidson
OBJECTIVE: The development of these guidelines is mandated by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Board of Directors and American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Board of Trustees and adheres with published AACE protocols for the standardized production of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). METHODS: Recommendations are based on diligent reviews of the clinical evidence with transparent incorporation of subjective factors, according to established AACE/ACE guidelines for guidelines protocols...
April 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437571/label-free-high-temporal-resolution-assessment-of-cell-proliferation-using-digital-holographic-microscopy
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Birgit Janicke, Andreas Kårsnäs, Peter Egelberg, Kersti Alm
Cell proliferation assays are widely applied in biological sciences to understand the effect of drugs over time. However, current methods often assess cell population growth indirectly, that is, the cells are not actually counted. Instead other parameters, for example, the amount of protein, are determined. These methods often also demand phototoxic labels, have low temporal resolution, or employ end-point assays, and frequently are labor intensive. We have developed a robust and label-free kinetic cell proliferation assay with high temporal resolution for adherent cells using digital holographic microscopy (DHM), one of many quantitative phase microscopy techniques...
April 24, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436725/the-impact-of-medication-adherence-on-clinical-outcomes-of-coronary-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Liping Du, Zhongwei Cheng, Yuxuan Zhang, Ying Li, Dan Mei
Background Long-term use of evidence-based medications is recommended by international guidelines for the management of stable coronary artery disease, however, non-adherence to medications is common. This meta-analysis aims to systematically evaluate the impact of medication adherence on clinical outcomes in patients with stable coronary artery disease. Methods Articles from January 1960-December 2015 were retrieved from the MEDLINE and EMBASE databases without any language restriction. A meta-analysis was performed to investigate the risk ratios of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality, and myocardial infarction/hospitalization between groups with good medication adherence and poor medication adherence...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435870/nanoparticles-that-do-not-adhere-to-mucus-provide-uniform-and-long-lasting-drug-delivery-to-airways-following-inhalation
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Craig S Schneider, Qingguo Xu, Nicholas J Boylan, Jane Chisholm, Benjamin C Tang, Benjamin S Schuster, Andreas Henning, Laura M Ensign, Ethan Lee, Pichet Adstamongkonkul, Brian W Simons, Sho-Yu S Wang, Xiaoqun Gong, Tao Yu, Michael P Boyle, Jung Soo Suk, Justin Hanes
Mucoadhesive particles (MAP) have been widely explored for pulmonary drug delivery because of their perceived benefits in improving particle residence in the lungs. However, retention of particles adhesively trapped in airway mucus may be limited by physiologic mucus clearance mechanisms. In contrast, particles that avoid mucoadhesion and have diameters smaller than mucus mesh spacings rapidly penetrate mucus layers [mucus-penetrating particles (MPP)], which we hypothesized would provide prolonged lung retention compared to MAP...
April 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434806/fibronectin-adherent-peripheral-blood-derived-mononuclear-cells-as-paclitaxel-carriers-for-glioblastoma-treatment-an-in-vitro-study
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Marco Paolo Schiariti, Francesco Restelli, Paolo Ferroli, Anna Benetti, Angiola Berenzi, Anna Ferri, Valentina Ceserani, Emilio Ciusani, Moris Cadei, Gaetano Finocchiaro, Augusto Pessina, Eugenio Parati, Roberto Pallini, Giulio Alessandri
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma (GBM) represents the most aggressive malignant brain tumor in adults, with a risible median life expectancy despite gold standard treatment. Novel drug-delivery methods have been explored. Here we evaluated the possibility to use mononuclear cells (MCs) belonging to the monocytic-dendritic lineage as drug-carrier. METHODS: MCs were obtained from 10 patients harboring a GBM, and from healthy volunteers, considered as controls. GBM tissue was also obtained from patients...
April 20, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433104/wilson-disease-symptomatic-liver-therapy
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Jan Pfeiffenberger, Karl-Heinz Weiss, Wolfgang Stremmel
Wilson disease leads to symptomatic impairment of liver function or liver cirrhosis. Strict adherence to decoppering agents is essential in these patients. Secondary prevention of additional hepatic damage by avoidance of other toxic substances (e.g., alcohol, drugs) and sufficient calorie intake is recommended. Routine examinations in cirrhotic patients include screening for signs of portal hypertension (esophagus varices), development of ascites, and hepatic encephalopathy. Where varices are present, primary or secondary preventive interventions may include treatment with nonselective beta-blockers or variceal ligation, similar to the approach in patients with liver cirrhosis due to other etiologies...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432600/potentially-inappropriate-antihypertensive-prescriptions-to-elderly-patients-results-of-a-prospective-observational-study
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Paola H Ponte Márquez, Olga H Torres, Anonio San-José, Xavier Vidal, Antonia Agustí, Francesc Formiga, Alfonso López-Soto, Nieves Ramírez-Duque, Antonio Fernández-Moyano, Juana Garcia-Moreno, Juan A Arroyo, Domingo Ruiz
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies of antihypertensive treatment of older patients have focused on blood pressure control, cardiovascular risk or adherence, whereas data on inappropriate antihypertensive prescriptions to older patients are scarce. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess inappropriate antihypertensive prescriptions to older patients. METHODS: An observational, prospective multicentric study was conducted to assess potentially inappropriate prescription of antihypertensive drugs, in patients aged 75 years and older with arterial hypertension (HTN), in the month prior to hospital admission, using four instruments: Beers, Screening Tool of Older Person's Prescriptions (STOPP), Screening Tool to Alert Doctors to the Right Treatment (START) and Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders 3 (ACOVE-3)...
April 21, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429533/impact-of-adverse-drug-events-and-treatment-satisfaction-on-patient-adherence-with-antihypertensive-medication-a-study-in-ambulatory-patients
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Derbew Fikadu Berhe, Katja Taxis, Flora M Haaijer-Ruskamp, Afework Mulugeta, Yewondwossen Tadesse Mengistu, Johannes G M Burgerhof, Peter G M Mol
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of adverse drug events (ADEs) and treatment satisfaction on antihypertensive medication adherence. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in six public hospitals in Ethiopia. We included adult ambulatory patients on antihypertensive medication. Adherence was measured with the 8-point Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS-8), categorized in low (0-5), medium (6-7), and high (=8) adherence. Treatment satisfaction was measured using the Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication (TSQM) version 1...
April 21, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427690/factors-associated-with-adherence-to-disease-modifying-therapy-in-multiple-sclerosis-an-observational-survey-from-a-referral-center-in-lithuania
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Neringa Duchovskiene, Dalia Mickeviciene, Giedre Jurkeviciene, Birute Dirziuviene, Renata Balnyte
AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate adherence to disease modifying therapy (DMT) in Lithuanian population of multiple sclerosis patients and factors associated to it. METHODS: Patients receiving one of the following DMT's: Interferon β 1a (Rebif) 44 micrograms three times a week subdermally (s/c) or Interferon β 1a (Avonex) 30 micrograms weekly intramuscularly (i/m), or Interferon β 1b (Betaferon, Extavia) 250 micrograms once in two days s/c, or Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone) 20mg daily s/c, were presented with a questionnaire inquiring their demographic and clinical characteristics and adherence to treatment profile, as well as HAD scale and SF-36 questionnaire...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427509/efficacy-and-safety-of-bortezomib-thalidomide-and-lenalidomide-in-multiple-myeloma-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews-with-meta-analyses
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Patricia Melo Aguiar, Tácio de Mendonça Lima, Gisele Wally Braga Colleoni, Sílvia Storpirtis
This overview summarizes evidence for the efficacy and safety of bortezomib, thalidomide, and lenalidomide in patients with multiple myeloma. We searched the Medline, Scopus, and LILACS databases through August 2016, including systematic reviews with meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials assessing the efficacy and/or safety of bortezomib, thalidomide, or lenalidomide in patients with multiple myeloma. Two authors performed study selection, data extraction, and quality assessment using AMSTAR and GRADE instruments...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426185/integrated-hiv-care-and-service-engagement-among-people-living-with-hiv-who-use-drugs-in-a-setting-with-a-community-wide-treatment-as-prevention-initiative-a-qualitative-study-in-vancouver-canada
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Alexandra B Collins, Surita Parashar, Robert S Hogg, Saranee Fernando, Catherine Worthington, Patrick McDougall, Rosalind Baltzer Turje, Ryan McNeil
INTRODUCTION: Social-structural inequities impede access to, and retention in, HIV care among structurally vulnerable people living with HIV (PLHIV) who use drugs. The resulting disparities in HIV-related outcomes among PLHIV who use drugs pose barriers to the optimization of HIV treatment as prevention (TasP) initiatives. We undertook this study to examine engagement with, and impacts of, an integrated HIV care services model tailored to the needs of PLHIV who use drugs in Vancouver, Canada - a setting with a community-wide TasP initiative...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424971/high-frequency-of-illegal-drug-use-influences-condom-use-among-female-transgender-sex-workers-in-argentina-impact-on-hiv-and-syphilis-infections
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María M Avila, María S Dos Ramos Farías, Lucía Fazzi, Marcela Romero, Elena Reynaga, Rubén Marone, María A Pando
The high prevalence of HIV and syphilis found among female transgender sex workers (FTSWs) in Argentina calls for the study of factors leading to negative health consequences. Given the particular characteristics observed in this population (high marginalization, school dropout, and low adherence to healthcare services), we explored the association of several socio-demographic characteristics with syphilis and HIV infections, and the determinants of condom use. This study revealed that FTSWs from Argentina were exposed to several risk factors decreasing thus their ability to negotiate condom use and leading to increased risk for transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs)...
April 19, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424821/noacs-for-treatment-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-clinical-practice
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Sam Schulman, Daniel Singer, Walter Ageno, Ivan B Casella, Marc Desch, Samuel Z Goldhaber
Randomised controlled trials have provided important information on the efficacy and safety of the non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE), leading to registration and increasing use in clinical practice. Many questions remain to be answered, and observational studies are often more suitable for answering "real-world" questions than randomised controlled trials. Patient satisfaction, quality of life, and adherence and persistence in clinical practice with the drug regimen can only be assessed with an open-label design...
April 20, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422521/different-approaches-to-the-assessment-of-adherence-and-persistence-with-cardiovascular-disease-preventive-medications
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Sara Malo, Isabel Aguilar-Palacio, Cristina Feja, María Jesús Lallana, María José Rabanaque, Javier Armesto, Enrica Menditto
OBJECTIVE: To assess suitability and comparability of the most common methods of treatment adherence and persistence assessment, as applied to the same pharmacy dataset. METHODS: Data on drugs prescribed for cardiovascular primary prevention to participants in the Aragon Workers' Health Study (AWHS) were collected from a regional electronic drug prescription database. Several different approaches were used to measure treatment adherence (with the Medication Possession Ratio [MPR]) and Proportion of Days Covered [PDC]) and persistence in new users by therapeutic subgroup...
April 19, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421547/effect-of-health-literacy-on-adherence-to-osteoporosis-treatment-among-patients-with-distal-radius-fracture
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Young Hak Roh, Young Do Koh, Jung Ho Noh, Hyun Sik Gong, Goo Hyun Baek
Patients with inadequate health literacy, those with medical comorbidities, or those with a previous history of adverse drug events have a higher likelihood of non-adherence to osteoporosis treatment after sustaining a distal radius fracture. INTRODUCTION: Patients with a distal radial fracture (DRF) have a higher risk of subsequent fractures, which provides an important opportunity to begin treatment for osteoporosis. This study assessed the effect that health literacy of patients suffering from a DRF has on the subsequent adherence to osteoporosis treatment...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421352/a-new-role-of-fine-excipient-materials-in-carrier-based-dry-powder-inhalation-mixtures-effect-on-deagglomeration-of-drug-particles-during-mixing-revealed
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Ahmed O Shalash, Mustafa M A Elsayed
The potential of fine excipient materials to improve the performance of carrier-based dry powder inhalation mixtures is well acknowledged. The mechanisms underlying this potential are, however, open to question till date. Elaborate understanding of these mechanisms is a requisite for rational rather than empirical development of ternary dry powder inhalation mixtures. While effects of fine excipient materials on drug adhesion to and detachment from surfaces of carrier particle have been extensively investigated, effects on other processes, such as carrier-drug mixing, capsule/blister/device filling, or aerosolization in inhaler devices, have received little attention...
April 18, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421334/guideline-adherence-of-antidepressant-treatment-in-outpatients-with-major-depressive-disorder-a-naturalistic-study
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David P Herzog, Stefanie Wagner, Christian Ruckes, André Tadic, Sibylle C Roll, Martin Härter, Klaus Lieb
Little is known about guideline adherence of naturalistic antidepressant drug therapy in outpatients with major depressive disorder (MDD). The aim of the study was to analyze guideline adherence, especially regarding treatment length, treatment evaluation and medication change strategies. We investigated 889 patients with MDD who had been admitted for inpatient treatment and were enrolled in the early medication change trial (ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00974155). We investigated all patients at screening visit regarding previous outpatient drug treatment in the index episode, which was assessed by structured interviews...
April 18, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419106/quality-improvement-intervention-to-increase-adherence-to-art-prescription-policy-at-hiv-treatment-clinics-in-lusaka-zambia-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Elizabeth A McCarthy, Hamsa L Subramaniam, Margaret L Prust, Marta R Prescott, Felton Mpasela, Albert Mwango, Leah Namonje, Crispin Moyo, Benjamin Chibuye, Jan Willem van den Broek, Lindsey Hehman, Sarah Moberley
INTRODUCTION: In urban areas, crowded HIV treatment facilities with long patient wait times can deter patients from attending their clinical appointments and picking up their medications, ultimately disrupting patient care and compromising patient retention and adherence. METHODS: Formative research at eight facilities in Lusaka revealed that only 46% of stable HIV treatment patients were receiving a three-month refill supply of antiretroviral drugs, despite it being national policy for stable adult patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418262/adherence-and-persistence-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-newly-initiating-canagliflozin-dapagliflozin-dpp-4s-or-glp-1s-in-the-united-states
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Jennifer Cai, Victoria Divino, Chakkarin Burudpakdee
OBJECTIVE: Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors were first approved in the US in 2013; therefore, real-world (RW) studies describing outcomes are limited. This retrospective study evaluated adherence and persistence among patients initiating canagliflozin (CANA), dapagliflozin (DAPA), GLP-1 agonists (GLP-1s) and DPP-4 inhibitors (DPP-4s) over a 12-month follow-up from a US managed care perspective. METHODS: Patients newly initiating CANA, DAPA, GLP-1s, or DPP-4s from 2/1/2014-6/30/2014 were identified from the QuintilesIMS PharMetrics Plus Database...
April 18, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
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