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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045736/clinical-trial-parameters-that-influence-outcomes-in-lupus-trials-that-use-the-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-responder-index
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Kenneth C Kalunian, Murray B Urowitz, David Isenberg, Joan T Merrill, Michelle Petri, Richard A Furie, Mary-Ann Morgan-Cox, Rebecca Taha, Steven Watts, Maria Silk, Matthew D Linnik
Objective: The SLE Responder Index (SRI) is a composite endpoint used in SLE trials. This investigation examined the clinical trial elements that drive response measured by the SRI. Methods: Analyses are based on data from two phase 3 trials (n = 2262) that evaluated the impact of an anti-B-cell activating factor antibody on disease activity using SRI-5 as the primary endpoint (ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01196091 and NCT01205438). Results: The SRI-5 response rate at week 52 for all patients was 32...
October 17, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045645/predictors-of-antimalarial-self-medication-in-illegal-gold-miners-in-french-guiana-a-pathway-towards-artemisinin-resistance
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M Douine, Y Lazrek, D Blanchet, S Pelleau, R Chanlin, F Corlin, L Hureau, B Volney, H Hiwat, S Vreden, F Djossou, M Demar, M Nacher, L Musset
Background: Malaria is endemic in French Guiana (FG), South America. Despite the decrease in cases in the local population, illegal gold miners are very affected by malaria (22.3% of them carried Plasmodium spp.). Self-medication seems to be very common, but its modalities and associated factors have not been studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate parasite susceptibility to drugs and to document behaviours that could contribute to resistance selection in illegal gold miners. Methods: This multicentric cross-sectional study was conducted in resting sites along the FG-Surinamese border...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045435/impact-of-clinical-pharmacist-interventions-on-inappropriate-prophylactic-acid-suppressant-use-in-hepatobiliary-surgical-patients-undergoing-elective-operations
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Hongli Luo, Qingze Fan, Shunlin Xiao, Kun Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact and cost-benefit of clinical pharmacist interventions on inappropriate use of prophylactic acid suppressant in hepatobiliary surgical patients in a Chinese tertiary hospital. METHODS: A retro-prospective intervention study of patients undergoing elective operations was performed in the Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery of the Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University. Patients admitted from October to December 2015 and from October to December 2016, served as the pre-intervention and the post-intervention group, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045351/awareness-and-implementation-of-the-2014%C3%A2-espghan-naspghan-guideline-for-childhood-functional-constipation
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Ilan J N Koppen, M H Vriesman, M M Tabbers, C Di Lorenzo, M A Benninga
OBJECTIVE: To assess if physicians approach children with functional constipation according to the 2014 ESPGHAN/NASPGHAN guideline. METHODS: We invited pediatricians and pediatric gastroenterologists in the Netherlands and the U.S. to participate in this anonymous survey using a self-developed questionnaire containing 19 multiple-choice questions concerning evaluation and treatment of children with constipation. RESULTS: We included 328 physicians (67% from the U...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044408/testing-a-positive-psychological-intervention-for-osteoarthritis
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Leslie R M Hausmann, Ada Youk, C Kent Kwoh, Said A Ibrahim, Michael J Hannon, Debra K Weiner, Rollin M Gallagher, Acacia Parks
Objective: Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of disability for which there is no cure. Psychosocial-oriented treatments are underexplored. We developed and tested an intervention to build positive psychological skills (e.g., gratitude) to reduce osteoarthritis symptom severity, including pain and functioning, and to improve psychosocial well-being in patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis. Design: Two-arm randomized design with six-month follow-up. Setting: An academic Veterans Affairs Medical Center...
October 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043247/clinic-based-mobile-health-decision-support-to-enhance-adult-epilepsy-self-management-an-intervention-mapping-approach
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Ross Shegog, Charles E Begley
INTRODUCTION: Epilepsy is a neurological disorder involving recurrent seizures. It affects approximately 5 million people in the U.S. To optimize their quality of life people with epilepsy are encouraged to engage in self-management (S-M) behaviors. These include managing their treatment (e.g., adhering to anti-seizure medication and clinical visit schedules), managing their seizures (e.g., responding to seizure episodes), managing their safety (e.g., monitoring and avoiding environmental seizure triggers), and managing their co-morbid conditions (e...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042081/peritoneal-dialysis-is-associated-with-better-cognitive-function-than-hemodialysis-over-a-one-year-course
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Denise Neumann, Wilfried Mau, Andreas Wienke, Matthias Girndt
Impaired cognitive functioning in patients with end-stage renal disease may reduce their capabilities to adhere to complex medical or dietary regimens and to fully participate in medical decisions. With decreasing renal function, cognitive abilities are likely to decline, with cognitive dysfunction improving after initiation of dialysis and even being generally reversible after successful renal transplantation. However, little is known about cognitive changes particularly regarding different treatment modalities...
October 14, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041879/-adherence-to-therapy-in-the-outpatient-setting-the-ability-to-identify-and-assess-the-effectiveness-of-therapy
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T F Ageev, D M Smirnova, D A Deev, V T Fofanova
AIM: To assess adherence of patients to antihypertensive therapy, to determine the role of various factors affecting adherence to treatment by outpatients, and to assess clinical efficacy of a calcium antagonist felodipine. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We examined 5 474 women and men aged >18 years who at visit to a local internist had office systolic arterial pressure (AP) 140-179 and diastolic AP up to 100 mm Hg both on and without hypotensive therapy. Examination included registration of risk factors and concomitant therapy...
July 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040639/the-medical-science-dmz-a-network-design-pattern-for-data-intensive-medical-science
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Sean Peisert, Eli Dart, William Barnett, Edward Balas, James Cuff, Robert L Grossman, Ari Berman, Anurag Shankar, Brian Tierney
Objective: We describe a detailed solution for maintaining high-capacity, data-intensive network flows (eg, 10, 40, 100 Gbps+) in a scientific, medical context while still adhering to security and privacy laws and regulations. Materials and Methods: High-end networking, packet-filter firewalls, network intrusion-detection systems. Results: We describe a "Medical Science DMZ" concept as an option for secure, high-volume transport of large, sensitive datasets between research institutions over national research networks, and give 3 detailed descriptions of implemented Medical Science DMZs...
October 6, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040609/improving-patient-safety-and-efficiency-of-medication-reconciliation-through-the-development-and-adoption-of-a-computer-assisted-tool-with-automated-electronic-integration-of-population-based-community-drug-data-the-rightrx-project
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Robyn Tamblyn, Nancy Winslade, Todd C Lee, Aude Motulsky, Ari Meguerditchian, Melissa Bustillo, Sarah Elsayed, David L Buckeridge, Isabelle Couture, Christina J Qian, Teresa Moraga, Allen Huang
Background and Objective: Many countries require hospitals to implement medication reconciliation for accreditation, but the process is resource-intensive, thus adherence is poor. We report on the impact of prepopulating and aligning community and hospital drug lists with data from population-based and hospital-based drug information systems to reduce workload and enhance adoption and use of an e-medication reconciliation application, RightRx. Methods: The prototype e-medical reconciliation web-based software was developed for a cluster-randomized trial at the McGill University Health Centre...
October 11, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040335/is-patient-empowerment-the-key-to-promote-adherence-a-systematic-review-of-the-relationship-between-self-efficacy-health-locus-of-control-and-medication-adherence
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Lilla Náfrádi, Kent Nakamoto, Peter J Schulz
BACKGROUND: Current health policies emphasize the need for an equitable doctor-patient relationship, and this requires a certain level of patient empowerment. However, a systematic review of the empirical evidence on how empowerment affects medication adherence-the extent to which patients follow the physician's prescription of medication intake-is still missing. The goal of this systematic review is to sum up current state-of-the-art knowledge concerning the relationship between patient empowerment and medication adherence across medical conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040165/dating-violence-against-hiv-infected-youth-in-south-africa-associations-with-sexual-risk-behavior-medication-adherence-and-mental-health
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Rachel Kidman, Avy Violari
BACKGROUND: As perinatal HIV-infected youth become sexually active, the potential for onward transmission becomes an increasing concern. In other populations, intimate partner violence (IPV) is a risk factor for HIV acquisition. We build on this critical work by studying the role of IPV in facilitating onward transmission among HIV-infected youth - an important step towards effective intervention. SETTING: Soweto, South Africa. METHODS: Self-report surveys were completed by 129 perinatal HIV-infected female youth (aged 13-24)...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039984/financial-barriers-and-lapses-in-treatment-and-care-of-hiv-infected-adults-in-a-southern-state-in-the-united-states
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David A Wohl, Rita K Kuwahara, Kamran Javadi, Christine Kirby, David L Rosen, Sonia Napravnik, Claire Farel
Antiretroviral (ARV) adherence has largely been considered from the perspective of an individual's behavior with less attention given to potential structural causes for lapses in treatment, such as the cost of medications and care. HIV medication expense is typically covered by third party payers. However, private insurance premiums and deductibles may rise, or policies terminated such as with a change in employment. Likewise, a patient's eligibility for publicly funded coverage like state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP) or Medicaid can also be lost...
October 17, 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039693/variation-in-adherence-to-medications-across-the-healthcare-system-in-two-comparative-effectiveness-research-cohorts
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Jessica M Franklin, Macarius M Donneyong, Rishi J Desai, Leona Markson, Cynthia J Girman, Caroline McKay, Mehul D Patel, Panagiotis Mavros, Sebastian Schneeweiss
AIM: To assess heterogeneity in adherence to medications in two example comparative effectiveness research studies. PATIENTS & METHODS: We analyzed data from commercially insured patients initiating a statin or anticoagulant during 2005-2012. We calculated the cross-validated R(2) from a series of hierarchical linear models to assess variation in 1-year adherence. RESULTS: There was less heterogeneity in adherence in the statin cohort compared with the anticoagulant cohort, where patient characteristics explained 7...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039627/beliefs-endorsement-and-application-of-homeopathy-disclosed-a-survey-among-ambulatory-care-physicians
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Stefan Markun, Marc Maeder, Thomas Rosemann, Sima Djalali
BACKGROUND: Explanation models for the effectiveness of homeopathy are not supported by natural sciences and the aggregated evidence from clinical trials is unconvincing. From this standpoint, placebo effects seem the most obvious explanation for the therapeutic effects experienced in homeopathy. Still, many physicians continue to prescribe homeopathic treatments. OBJECTIVES: Whether physicians who prescribe homeopathic treatments aim to achieve placebo effects or actually believe in specific effects is poorly understood...
October 17, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039621/supporting-emergency-medical-care-teams-with-an-integrated-status-display-providing-real-time-access-to-medical-best-practices-workflow-tracking-and-patient-data
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PoLiang Wu, Min-Young Nam, Jeonghwan Choi, Alex Kirlik, Lui Sha, Richard B Berlin
The work of a hospital's medical staff is safety critical and often occurs under severe time constraints. To provide timely and effective cognitive support to medical teams working in such contexts, guidelines in the form of best practice workflows for healthcare have been developed by medical organizations. However, the high cognitive load imposed in such stressful and rapidly changing environments poses significant challenges to the medical staff or team in adhering to these workflows. In collaboration with physicians and nurses from Carle Foundation Hospital, we first studied and modeled medical team's individual responsibilities and interactions in cardiac arrest resuscitation and decomposed their overall task into a set of distinct cognitive tasks that must be specifically supported to achieve successful human-centered system design...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039369/identification-and-description-of-healthcare-customer-communication-patterns-among-individuals-with-diabetes-in-clalit-health-services-a-retrospective-database-study
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Arriel Benis, Nissim Harel, Refael Barkan, Tomer Sela, Becca Feldman
HMOs record medical data and their interactions with patients. Using this data we strive to identify sub-populations of healthcare customers based on their communication patterns and characterize these sub-populations by their socio-demographic, medical, treatment effectiveness, and treatment adherence profiles. This work will be used to develop tools and interventions aimed at improving patient care. The process included: (1) Extracting socio-demographic, clinical, laboratory, and communication data of 309,460 patients with diabetes in 2015, aged 32+ years, having 7+ years of the disease treated by Clalit Healthcare Services; (2) Reducing dimensions of continuous variables; (3) Finding the K communication-patterns clusters; (4) Building a hierarchical clustering and its associated heatmap to summarize the discovered clusters; (5) Analyzing the clusters found; (6) Validating results epidemiologically...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037461/sustained-improvement-in-vancomycin-dosing-and-monitoring-post-implementation-of-guidelines-results-of-a-three-year-follow-up-after-a-multifaceted-intervention-in-an-australian-teaching-hospital
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Cameron J Phillips, Ross A McKinnon, Richard J Woodman, David L Gordon
INTRODUCTION: Despite vancomycin being in use for over half-a-century, it is still not dosed or monitored appropriately in many centers around the world. The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a multifaceted intervention to implement a vancomycin dosing and monitoring guideline across multiple medical and surgical units over time. METHODS: This was an observational before-and-after interventional cohort study. The pre-intervention period was August to December 2010-2011 and the post-intervention period was September to November 2012-2014...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037222/the-efficacy-and-stability-of-an-information-and-communication-technology-based-centralized-monitoring-system-of-adherence-to-immunosuppressive-medication-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hee-Yeon Jung, Sook Jin Seong, Ji-Young Choi, Jang-Hee Cho, Sun-Hee Park, Chan-Duck Kim, Young-Ran Yoon, Hyung-Kee Kim, Seung Huh, Se-Hee Yoon, Jong Soo Lee, Yong-Lim Kim
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppression non-adherence in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) not only increases the risk of medical intervention due to acute rejection and graft loss but burdens the socioeconomic system in the form of increased healthcare costs. An aggressive preemptive effort by healthcare professionals, geared to ensure adherence to immunosuppressants in KTRs, is significant and imperative. METHODS/DESIGN: This study was designed as a prospective, open-label, multicenter, randomized controlled study aimed at evaluating the efficacy and stability of an information and communication technology (ICT)-based centralized monitoring system in boosting medication adherence in KTRs...
October 16, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037057/-one-year-adherence-of-ramipril-versus-ramipril-amlodipine-fixed-dose-combination-therapy-in-hypertension
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Gábor Simonyi, Tamás Ferenci
INTRODUCTION: In the treatment of hypertension avoiding adverse cardiovascular complications to achieve target blood pressure is essential. The appropriate drug selection, and if necessary to change to combination therapy, patients adherence is important which may help fixed dose combination. AIM: The aim of the authors was to investigate the one year adherence of the ramipril and ramipril/amlodipine fixed dose combination in hypertensive patients. METHOD: Prescriptions database of the National Health Insurance Fund in Hungary on pharmacy-claims was analysed between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013...
October 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
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