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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141400/antifungal-treatment-with-echinocandins-a-10-year-clinical-experience
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R Poves-Alvarez, B Cano-Hernández, S Balbás-Alvarez, P Román-García, M Heredia-Rodríguez, E Gómez-Sánchez, E Gómez-Pesquera, M Lorenzo-López, B Martínez-Rafael, M F Muñoz-Moreno, J M Eiros, E Tamayo
OBJECTIVE: The number of studies evaluating the use of echinocandins, whether or not its indication meets international guidelines, in clinical practice is limited. The objective of the present study was to determine the use of echinocandins in a tertiary Spanish hospital in 10 years of clinical practice, and to evaluate its impact on prognosis. METHODS: This retrospective study involved adult nonneutropenic ill patients with suspicion of fungal invasion who started treatment with echinocandins between 2006 and 2015...
November 10, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141386/-clinical-characteristics-and-surgical-effect-observation-of-congenital-aniridia-combined-with-cataract
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X H Wu, Q Z Cao, Y X Hu, J N Lin, H T Lin, W R Chen, Y Z Liu
Objective: To analyze the clinical manifestations, surgical approaches and postoperative prognosis for the cases of congenital aniridia combined with cataract. Methods: In this retrospective case series, 26 patients diagnosed with congenital aniridia combined with cataract were collected from Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center from February 2002 to August 2016. The Clinical data were collected to analyze the clinical features, surgical approaches and postoperative prognosis. T-test was used for statistical analysis...
November 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141319/-homozygous-ectonucleotide-pyrophosphatase-phosphodiesterase-1-variants-in-a-girl-with-hypophosphatemic-rickets-and-literature-review
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Z Q Liu, X B Chen, F Y Song, K Gao, M F Qiu, Y Qian, M Du
Objective: To investigate the clinical features and genetic characteristics of patients with ectonucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase 1 (ENPP1) gene variants. Method: The clinical data of a patient with ENPP1 homozygous variants from Capital Institute of Pediatrics was collected, the related literature was searched from China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang Data Knowledge Service Platform, National Center from Biotechnology Information and PubMed by using search term "ENPP1" , "hypophosphatemic rickets" ...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141274/use-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-first-year-after-market-entry-of-edoxaban-a-danish-nationwide-drug-utilization-study
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Anton Pottegård, Erik L Grove, Maja Hellfritzsch
OBJECTIVES: To describe the early uptake of edoxaban; the fourth direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) to enter the market. METHODS: Using the Danish nationwide health registries, we identified new users of edoxaban (n = 609) from June 6 (day of marketing) through June 2017. For comparison, we also identified new users of dabigatran (n = 2211), rivaroxaban (n = 19 227), and apixaban (n = 14 736). Users were described regarding indication of use, previous anticoagulant experience, comorbidity, and co-medication...
November 15, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141123/improving-mental-health-training-for-primary-care-residents-a-resident-led-educational-intervention
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Peter J Ureste, Tammy L Duong, Andreea L Seritan, Ana-Maria Iosif, Donald M Hilty
Objective: Psychiatric training in family medicine residency programs is necessary but not always sufficient. A brief educational intervention was designed to help improve family medicine residents' knowledge, comfort, and attitudes in delivering mental health care. Methods: A 6-hour didactic curriculum was taught by 2 psychiatry residents to family medicine residents between February and April 2015. Preintervention and postintervention surveys assessed participant demographics, knowledge, comfort levels, and attitudes regarding treating patients with psychiatric illness...
November 2, 2017: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141084/association-of-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-with-objective-indicators-of-educational-attainment-a-nationwide-register-based-sibling-control-study
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Ana Pérez-Vigil, Lorena Fernández de la Cruz, Gustaf Brander, Kayoko Isomura, Andreas Jangmo, Inna Feldman, Eva Hesselmark, Eva Serlachius, Luisa Lázaro, Christian Rück, Ralf Kuja-Halkola, Brian M D'Onofrio, Henrik Larsson, David Mataix-Cols
Importance: To our knowledge, the association of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and academic performance has not been objectively quantified. Objective: To investigate the association of OCD with objectively measured educational outcomes in a nationwide cohort, adjusting for covariates and unmeasured factors shared between siblings. Design, Setting, And Participants: This population-based birth cohort study included 2 115 554 individuals who were born in Sweden between January 1, 1976, and December 31, 1998, and followed up through December 31, 2013...
November 15, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140924/the-association-between-pain-and-frailty-among-chinese-community-dwelling-older-adults-depression-as-a-mediator-and-its-interaction-with-pain
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Xiaoyu Tian, Cuili Wang, Xiaoxia Qiao, Na Liu, Lijuan Dong, Mary Butler, Huaxin Si, Yaru Jin
Pain and frailty are both prevalent and have severe health impacts among older adults. We conducted a cross-sectional observational study to examine the association between pain and frailty, and depression as a mediator and its interaction with pain on frailty among 1788 Chinese community-dwelling older adults. Physical frailty, pain intensity and depressive symptoms were assessed using the Frailty Phenotype, the revised Faces Pain Scale (FPS-R), and the 5-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-5), respectively...
November 13, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140558/adherence-to-treatment-guidelines-and-survival-for-older-patients-with-stage-ii-or-iii-colon-cancer-in-texas-from-2001-through-2011
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Hui Zhao, Ning Zhang, Vivian Ho, Minming Ding, Weiguo He, Jiangong Niu, Ming Yang, Xianglin L Du, Daria Zorzi, Mariana Chavez-MacGregor, Sharon H Giordano
BACKGROUND: Treatment guidelines for colon cancer recommend colectomy with lymphadenectomy of at least 12 lymph nodes for patients with stage I to stage III disease as surgery adherence (SA) and adjuvant chemotherapy for individuals with stage III disease. Herein, the authors evaluated adherence to these guidelines among older patients in Texas with colon cancer and the associated survival outcomes. METHODS: Using Texas Cancer Registry data linked with Medicare data, the authors included patients with AJCC stage II and III colon cancer who were aged ≥66 years and diagnosed between 2001 and 2011...
November 15, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140521/prevalence-of-catatonia-and-its-moderators-in-clinical-samples-results-from-a-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression-analysis
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Marco Solmi, G Giorgio Pigato, Beatrice Roiter, Argentina Guaglianone, Luca Martini, Michele Fornaro, Francesco Monaco, Andrè F Carvalho, Brendon Stubbs, Nicola Veronese, Christoph U Correll
Catatonia is an independent syndrome that co-occurs with several mental and medical conditions. We performed a systematic literature review in PubMed/Scopus until February 2017 and meta-analyzed studies reporting catatonia prevalence. Across 74 studies (cross-sectional = 32, longitudinal = 26, retrospective = 16) providing data collected from 1935 to 2017 across all continents, mean catatonia prevalence was 9.0% (k = 80, n = 110764; 95% CI = 6.9-11.7, I2 = 98%, publication bias P < .01), decreasing to 7...
November 13, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139360/vitamin-d-deficiency-in-an-alopecia-referral-clinic-during-a-3-month-period-the-need-to-pursue-systemic-screening
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Zuhair Siddiqui, Rashid M Rashid, Paradi Mirmirani
Alopecia is typically viewed as a localized process, and comorbidities are not usually analyzed. The authors examine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among patients attending an alopecia clinic during a 3-month period. The data showed that 79% of patients had vitamin D deficiency, and the average value of low vitamin D was 19.1 mg/mL in patients. Vitamin D levels have not been examined extensively in skin disorders, and it is not clear whether vitamin D levels are correlative or causative in alopecia...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139248/-post-marketing-safety-surveillance-of-diemailing-kudiezi-injection-real-world-study-in-30-233-cases
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Xing Liao, Dan-Dan Yu, Yan-Ming Xie, Yun-Ling Zhang, Yan He, Yin Zhang, Yan Liu, Dan-Hui Yi, Yong-Yan Wang
This study was aimed to obtain the incidence of adverse drug reaction (ADR) of Diemailing Kudiezi injection, explore its characteristics, related risk factors and application in real world. A prospective single cohort study was conducted from 25 hospitals (including Chinese medicine hospitals and Western medicine hospitals) for 4 years. 30 233 consecutive inpatients using Diemailing Kudiezi injection were observed. Their general information was analyzed by using statistic frequency description. Association rules were used to analyze the correlation between comorbidities or drug combinations; the influential factors for ADRs were initially screened by using cross contingency method and Chi-square test, and then Group LASSAO method was used for further analysis...
August 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139215/treatment-utilization-and-outcomes-in-elderly-patients-with-locally-advanced-esophageal-carcinoma-a-review-of-the-national-cancer-database
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Gregory Vlacich, Pamela P Samson, Stephanie M Perkins, Michael C Roach, Parag J Parikh, Jeffrey D Bradley, A Craig Lockhart, Varun Puri, Bryan F Meyers, Benjamin Kozower, Cliff G Robinson
For elderly patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer, therapeutic approaches and outcomes in a modern cohort are not well characterized. Patients ≥70 years old with clinical stage II and III esophageal cancer diagnosed between 1998 and 2012 were identified from the National Cancer Database and stratified based on treatment type. Variables associated with treatment utilization were evaluated using logistic regression and survival evaluated using Cox proportional hazards analysis. Propensity matching (1:1) was performed to help account for selection bias...
November 15, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139189/clostridium-difficile-infection-in-hospitalized-octogenarian-patients
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Anca Trifan, Irina Girleanu, Carol Stanciu, Egidia Miftode, Camelia Cojocariu, Ana-Maria Singeap, Catalin Sfarti, Stefan Chiriac, Tudor Cuciureanu, Oana Stoica
AIM: To evaluate the risk factors and outcome of Clostridium difficile infection in hospitalized octogenarian patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of risk factors and outcome of C. difficile infection in hospitalized octogenarians was carried out at two academic centers in Romania from January 2014 to September 2016. Demographic, clinical and laboratory characteristics; antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors use in-hospital and 2 months before admission; comorbidities; length of hospital stay; treatment; and outcome were carefully collected from the patients' medical charts and compared with those from octogenarians hospitalized during the same period...
November 15, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139181/direct-antiviral-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-in-heart-transplant-recipients
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Martina Vitrone, Roberto Andini, Irene Mattucci, Ciro Maiello, Luigi Atripaldi, Emanuele Durante-Mangoni, Rosa Zampino
Direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) are a safe and effective treatment for chronic hepatitis C (CHC). This may be particularly valuable for patients with severe comorbidities or baseline conditions, including non-liver solid organ transplant. We report cases of two heart transplant recipients with CHC treated with DAA (sofosbuvir and daclatasvir) achieving sustained virological response. Treatment was well tolerated and no relevant side effects were observed. The drug-drug interactions and graft function were carefully monitored...
November 15, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139041/drug-safety-analysis-in-a-real-life-cohort-of-parkinson-s-disease-patients-with-polypharmacy
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Saskia Müller-Rebstein, Claudia Trenkwalder, Jens Ebentheuer, Wolfgang H Oertel, Carsten Culmsee, Günter U Höglinger
BACKGROUND: Polypharmacy is common in geriatric Parkinson's disease (PD) patients in advanced disease stages with multiple comorbidities, bearing multiple risks for drug safety in theory. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to empirically identify the most frequent and relevant contraindications and drug interactions actually occurring and compromising drug safety in PD in real life. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study in a multimorbid cohort of PD patients with polypharmacy admitted to a specialized hospital...
November 14, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139040/recommendations-for-the-follow-up-care-of-female-breast-cancer-survivors-a-guideline-of-the-spanish-society-of-medical-oncology-seom-spanish-society-of-general-medicine-semergen-spanish-society-for-family-and-community-medicine-semfyc-spanish-society-for-general
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A Barnadas, M Algara, O Cordoba, A Casas, M Gonzalez, M Marzo, A Montero, M Muñoz, A Ruiz, F Santolaya, T Fernandez
The increased incidence and decreased mortality of breast cancer have produced an increased number of breast cancer survivors. The type of sequelae and comorbidities that these patients present call for a collaborative follow-up by hospital-based specialized care and primary care. In this document, we present a guideline drafted and agreed among scientific societies whose members care for breast cancer survivors. The purpose of this guideline is to achieve the shared and coordinated follow-up of these patients by specialized care and primary care professionals...
November 14, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139021/perioperative-complications-and-mortality-in-patients-with-urothelial-carcinoma-and-end-stage-renal-disease-undergoing-one-stage-complete-urinary-tract-extirpation
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Yun-Ching Huang, Ying-Hsu Chang, Alan W Shindel, Yin-Lun Chang, Jian-Hui Lin, Dong-Ru Ho, Chih-Shou Chen
BACKGROUND: Complete urinary tract extirpation (CUTE) is a complex procedure with substantial risk for perioperative complications. The association between clinical characteristics and the risk of major postoperative complications has not been systematically investigated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the incidence and risks for major perioperative complications after CUTE. METHODS: Respective chart review of 81 patients with urothelial carcinoma (UC) who were treated with one-stage CUTE between January 2004 and December 2015...
November 14, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138984/11%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenases-and-hypertension-in-the-metabolic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Matthew A Bailey
The metabolic syndrome describes a clustering of risk factors-visceral obesity, dyslipidaemia, insulin resistance, and salt-sensitive hypertension-that increases mortality related to cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The prevalence of these concurrent comorbidities is ~ 25-30% worldwide, and metabolic syndrome therefore presents a significant global public health burden. Evidence from clinical and preclinical studies indicates that glucocorticoid excess is a key causal feature of metabolic syndrome...
November 14, 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138974/medical-complications-and-mortality-in-octogenarians-undergoing-elective-spinal-fusion-surgeries
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Sharad Rajpal, E Lee Nelson, Alan T Villavicencio, Jayratna Telang, Roshan Kantha, Kara Beasley, Sigita Burneikiene
BACKGROUND: The consequences of suffering postoperative complications in elderly undergoing spinal surgeries may be different compared to younger patients. The primary objective of this study was to identify the types and frequency of medical complications and mortality rates in patients 80 years of age or older undergoing elective spinal fusion surgeries for degenerative spinal disease. METHODS: A prospective observational study with a retrospective chart review was performed, which included all consecutive patients ≥80 years old undergoing elective spinal fusion surgeries from May 2012 to August 2015...
November 14, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138180/inhibition-of-vascular-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-2-improves-obesity-induced-endothelial-dysfunction-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
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Petia Doytcheva, Thomas Bächler, Erika Tarasco, Vincenzo Marzolla, Michael Engeli, Giovanni Pellegrini, Simona Stivala, Lucia Rohrer, Francesco Tona, Giovanni G Camici, Paul M Vanhoutte, Christian M Matter, Thomas A Lutz, Thomas F Lüscher, Elena Osto
BACKGROUND: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) reduces obesity-associated comorbidities and cardiovascular mortality. RYGB improves endothelial dysfunction, reducing c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) vascular phosphorylation. JNK activation links obesity with insulin resistance and endothelial dysfunction. Herein, we examined whether JNK1 or JNK2 mediates obesity-induced endothelial dysfunction and if pharmacological JNK inhibition can mimic RYGB vascular benefits. METHODS AND RESULTS: After 7 weeks of a high-fat high-cholesterol diet, obese rats underwent RYGB or sham surgery; sham-operated ad libitum-fed rats received, for 8 days, either the control peptide D-TAT or the JNK peptide inhibitor D-JNKi-1 (20 mg/kg per day subcutaneous)...
November 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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