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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346238/management-of-hypertension-in-2017-targets-and-therapies
#1
Monica Ahluwalia, Sripal Bangalore
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Approximately one-fourth of the adult population is diagnosed with hypertension, which has been associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality including cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, heart failure and stroke. Early detection and treatment is a key and can lead to a significant reduction in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. RECENT FINDINGS: In this review, we discuss the management and treatment strategies in patients with hypertension in the current era...
March 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344995/global-manufacturing-of-car-t-cell-therapy
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REVIEW
Bruce L Levine, James Miskin, Keith Wonnacott, Christopher Keir
Immunotherapy using chimeric antigen receptor-modified T cells has demonstrated high response rates in patients with B cell malignancies, and chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy is now being investigated in several hematologic and solid tumor types. Chimeric antigen receptor T cells are generated by removing T cells from a patient's blood and engineering the cells to express the chimeric antigen receptor, which reprograms the T cells to target tumor cells. As chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy moves into later-phase clinical trials and becomes an option for more patients, compliance of the chimeric antigen receptor T cell manufacturing process with global regulatory requirements becomes a topic for extensive discussion...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341336/valproic-acid-malabsorption-in-30-year-old-female-patient-case-study
#3
Anna Jopowicz, Agnieszka Piechal, Iwona Kurkowska-Jastrzębska
AIM: Valproic acid (VPA) is used in epilepsy treatment and as a stabilizer in bipolar affective disorder for over 40 years. Although, the pharmacokinetic properties of valproic acid are well known, it is often forgotten that the formulation of the drug significantly influences its gastrointestinal absorption. CASE: We are describing the case of 30 year-old female patient, diagnosed at the age of 13 with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Complete ineffectiveness of the treatment was caused by malabsorption of sodium valproate and valproic acid in the patient...
March 12, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339320/basic-life-support-access-to-injectable-epinephrine-across-the-united-states
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Ian D Brasted, Michael W Dailey
BACKGROUND:  Aggressive epinephrine administration has growing support in the treatment of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers are frequently in a position to provide the first care to someone experiencing an anaphylactic reaction. Intramuscular injection of epinephrine is the definitive pharmacologic treatment for many associated symptoms. While easy to use, epinephrine autoinjectors (EAI) are prohibitively expensive, having increased in price ten-fold in ten years...
March 24, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339098/quality-of-life-with-cediranib-in-relapsed-ovarian-cancer-the-icon6-phase-3-randomized-clinical-trial
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Dan P Stark, Adrian Cook, Julia M Brown, Michael D Brundage, Andrew C Embleton, Richard S Kaplan, Fharat A Raja, Ann Marie W Swart, Galina Velikova, Wendi Qian, Jonathan A Ledermann
BACKGROUND: The ICON6 trial showed that cediranib, an oral inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors 1, 2, and 3, improved clinical outcomes for patients with platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer when it was used with chemotherapy and was continued as maintenance therapy. This study describes health-related quality of life (QOL) during the first year of treatment. METHODS: Four hundred fifty-six women were randomly allocated to receive standard chemotherapy only, chemotherapy with concurrent cediranib, or chemotherapy with cediranib administered concurrently and continued as maintenance...
March 24, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337945/client-interpersonal-impacts-as-mediators-of-long-term-outcome-in-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-integrated-with-motivational-interviewing-for-generalized-anxiety-disorder
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Michael J Constantino, Felicia M Romano, Alice E Coyne, Henny A Westra, Martin M Antony
OBJECTIVE: A recent trial of generalized anxiety disorder treatment (Westra, H. A., Constantino, M. J., & Antony, M. M. (2016). Integrating Motivational Interviewing With Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Severe Generalized Anxiety Disorder: An Allegiance-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84, 768-782. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000098 ) revealed that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) integrated with motivational interviewing (MI) outperformed CBT alone across a 12-month follow up...
March 24, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337730/current-concepts-of-shared-decision-making-in-orthopedic-surgery
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REVIEW
Kevin Klifto, Christopher Klifto, James Slover
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The Shared Decision Making (SDM) model, a collaborative decision making process between the physician and patient to make an informed clinical decision that enhances the chance of treatment success as defined by each patient's preferences and values, has become a new and promising tool in the healthcare process; however, minimal data exists on its application in the orthopedic surgical specialty. Increasing evidence has demonstrated that this once novel idea can be implemented successfully in the orthopedic setting to improve patient outcomes...
March 23, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337660/topgear-a-randomized-phase-iii-trial-of-perioperative-ecf-chemotherapy-with-or-without-preoperative-chemoradiation-for-resectable-gastric-cancer-interim-results-from-an-international-intergroup-trial-of-the-agitg-trog-eortc-and-cctg
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Trevor Leong, B Mark Smithers, Karin Haustermans, Michael Michael, Val Gebski, Danielle Miller, John Zalcberg, Alex Boussioutas, Michael Findlay, Rachel L O'Connell, Jaclyn Verghis, David Willis, Tomas Kron, Melissa Crain, William K Murray, Florian Lordick, Carol Swallow, Gail Darling, John Simes, Rebecca Wong
BACKGROUND: Postoperative chemoradiation and perioperative chemotherapy using epirubicin/cisplatin/5-fluorouracil (ECF) represent two standards of care for resectable gastric cancer. In the TOPGEAR (Trial Of Preoperative therapy for Gastric and Esophagogastric junction AdenocaRcinoma) trial, we hypothesized that adding preoperative chemoradiation to perioperative ECF will improve survival; however, the safety and feasibility of preoperative chemoradiation have yet to be determined. METHODS: TOPGEAR is an international phase III trial in which patients with adenocarcinoma of the stomach were randomized to perioperative ECF alone or with preoperative chemoradiation...
March 23, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336906/identification-and-evaluation-of-new-immunoregulatory-genes-in-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-of-different-origins-comparison-of-normal-and-inflammatory-conditions
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Mohammad Fayyad-Kazan, Mehdi Najar, Hussein Fayyad-Kazan, Gordana Raicevic, Laurence Lagneaux
BACKGROUND Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) possess potent immunomodulatory properties that increase their value as a cell-based therapeutic tool for managing various immune-based disorders. Over the past years, accumulated results from trials using MSCs-based therapy have shown substantial contradictions. Although the reasons underlying these discrepancies are still not completely understood, it is well known that the immunomodulatory activities mediated by distinct MSCs differ in a manner dependent on their tissue origin and adequate response to inflammation priming...
March 24, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336252/trends-in-cervical-cancer-brachytherapy-volume-suggest-case-volume-is-not-the-primary-driver-of-poor-compliance-rates-with-brachytherapy-delivery-for-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer
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Daniel M Trifiletti, Surbhi Grover, Bruce Libby, Timothy N Showalter
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate temporal trends in the volume of cervical cancer brachytherapy cases available to trainees as a potential contributing factor to national trends toward decreased utilization of brachytherapy for locally advanced cervical cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The National Cancer Database was queried to identify a cohort of women diagnosed with locally advanced cervical cancer during 2004-2013 who received primary radiation therapy...
March 20, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333415/patterns-of-chemotherapy-induced-toxicities-and-outcome-in-children-and-adolescents-with-metastatic-rhabdomyosarcoma-a-report-from-the-children-s-oncology-group
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Abha A Gupta, Yueh-Yun Chi, James R Anderson, Elizabeth Lyden, Brenda Weigel, Carola Arndt, William H Meyer, Abby Rosenberg, Douglas S Hawkins
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine whether adolescents with metastatic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS) or embryonal RMS (ERMS) had a different event-free survival (EFS) compared with younger patients, and to identify treatment-related factors (adverse events, AEs) that may be associated with differences in outcome. METHODS: The prevalence of AEs in adolescents older than 13 years was compared with that in patients less than or equal to 13 years of age (Fisher exact test) in patients enrolled onto ARST0431...
March 23, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333297/effect-of-adding-a-mobile-health-intervention-to-a-multimodal-antimicrobial-stewardship-programme-across-three-teaching-hospitals-an-interrupted-time-series-study
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E Charani, M Gharbi, L S P Moore, E Castro-Sanchéz, W Lawson, M Gilchrist, A H Holmes
Objectives: To evaluate the impact of adding a mobile health (mHealth) decision support system for antibiotic prescribing to an established antimicrobial stewardship programme (ASP). Methods: In August 2011, the antimicrobial prescribing policy was converted into a mobile application (app). A segmented regression analysis of interrupted time series was used to assess the impact of the app on prescribing indicators, using data (2008-14) from a biannual point prevalence survey of medical and surgical wards...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330641/incidence-patterns-and-associations-between-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-cessation-and-risk%C3%A2-for-adverse-events%C3%A2-among-patients-with-and-without%C3%A2-diabetes-mellitus-receiving-drug-eluting-stents-results-from-the-paris-registry
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Michela Faggioni, Usman Baber, Samantha Sartori, Gennaro Giustino, David J Cohen, Timothy D Henry, Serdar Farhan, Cono Ariti, George Dangas, Michael Gibson, Daniele Giacoppo, Mitchell W Krucoff, Melissa Aquino, Jaya Chandrasekhar, David J Moliterno, Antonio Colombo, Birgit Vogel, Alaide Chieffo, Annapoorna S Kini, Bernhard Witzenbichler, Giora Weisz, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Stuart Pocock, Roxana Mehran
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the frequency and clinical impact of different cessation patterns of dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents among patients with and those without diabetes mellitus (DM). BACKGROUND: Early DAPT suspension after percutaneous coronary intervention increases the risk for major adverse cardiac events. However, temporal variability in risk and relation to DAPT cessation patterns among patients with DM remain unclear...
March 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329579/habit-tic-nail-deformity-a-rare-presentation-in-an-8-year-old-boy
#14
S El-Heis, Al Abadie
Habit tic nail deformity is a nail dystrophy resulting from habitual, repetitive trauma to the nail. It is usually acquired in adulthood, however, we report a case of habit tic nail deformity in an 8 year old boy. The diagnosis was made clinically with further history revealing that the boy repeatedly rubbed his thumbnails and pushed the cuticles. Emollient cream (Balneum®) was recommended twice daily and both the patient and his mother were educated on the behavioral nature of this condition. There was marked improvement at 6 months of treatment and further improvement at 12 months...
November 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329366/ambulatory-voice-biofeedback-relative-frequency-and-summary-feedback-effects-on-performance-and-retention-of-reduced-vocal-intensity-in-the-daily-lives-of-participants-with-normal-voices
#15
Jarrad H Van Stan, Daryush D Mehta, Dagmar Sternad, Robert Petit, Robert E Hillman
Purpose: Ambulatory voice biofeedback has the potential to significantly improve voice therapy effectiveness by targeting carryover of desired behaviors outside the therapy session (i.e., retention). This study applies motor learning concepts (reduced frequency and delayed, summary feedback) that demonstrate increased retention to ambulatory voice monitoring for training nurses to talk softer during work hours. Method: Forty-eight nurses with normal voices wore the Voice Health Monitor (Mehta, Zañartu, Feng, Cheyne, & Hillman, 2012) for 6 days: 3 baseline days, 1 biofeedback day, 1 short-term retention day, and 1 long-term retention day...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327875/compliance-with-the-prescription-of-antihypertensive-medications-and-blood-pressure-control-in-primary-care
#16
Mayra Faria Novello, Maria Luiza Garcia Rosa, Ranier Tagarro Ferreira, Icaro Gusmão Nunes, Antonio José Lagoeiro Jorge, Dayse Mary da Silva Correia, Wolney de Andrade Martins, Evandro Tinoco Mesquita
Background: Hypertension is the most prevalent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and its proper control can prevent the high morbidity and mortality associated with this disease. Objective: To assess the degree of compliance of antihypertensive prescriptions with the VI Brazilian Guidelines on Hypertension and the blood pressure control rate in primary care. Methods: Cross-sectional study conducted between August 2011 and November 2012, including 332 adults ≥ 45 years registered in the Family Doctor Program in Niteroi and selected randomly...
February 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326336/association-between-gastrointestinal-events-and-compliance-with-osteoporosis-therapy
#17
Ethel S Siris, Chun-Po Steve Fan, Xiaoqin Yang, Shiva Sajjan, Shuvayu S Sen, Ankita Modi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to estimate the rate of gastrointestinal (GI) events, and association between GI events and compliance with osteoporosis therapy among osteoporotic women. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study using a large administrative claims database in the United States from 2001 through 2010 was conducted. We studied women ≥ 55 years old who were continuously enrolled in a health plan for at least 2 years, a baseline year before and a follow-up year after the date of the first prescription of oral bisphosphonate as the first oral osteoporosis treatment...
June 2016: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325297/engineering-of-pedf-expressing-primary-pigment-epithelial-cells-by-the-sb-transposon-system-delivered-by-pfar4-plasmids
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Gabriele Thumann, Nina Harmening, Cécile Prat-Souteyrand, Corinne Marie, Marie Pastor, Attila Sebe, Csaba Miskey, Laurence D Hurst, Sabine Diarra, Martina Kropp, Peter Walter, Daniel Scherman, Zoltán Ivics, Zsuzsanna Izsvák, Sandra Johnen
Neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nvAMD) is characterized by choroidal blood vessels growing into the subretinal space, leading to retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell degeneration and vision loss. Vessel growth results from an imbalance of pro-angiogenic (e.g., vascular endothelial growth factor [VEGF]) and anti-angiogenic factors (e.g., pigment epithelium-derived factor [PEDF]). Current treatment using intravitreal injections of anti-VEGF antibodies improves vision in about 30% of patients but may be accompanied by side effects and non-compliance...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325264/role-of-ketogenic-metabolic-therapy-in-malignant-glioma-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Sebastian F Winter, Franziska Loebel, Jorg Dietrich
BACKGROUND: Coined as the "Warburg effect" and a recognized hallmark of cancer, energy metabolism is aberrantly geared towards aerobic glycolysis in most human cancers, including malignant glioma. Ketogenic metabolic therapy (KMT), i.e. nutritional intervention with ketogenic or low-glycemic diets, has been proposed as an anti-neoplastic strategy in glioma patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We here review the rationale and existing data investigating KMT in management of patients with malignant glioma and discuss the promise and potential challenges of this novel strategy...
April 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325180/compounding-of-veterinary-drugs-for-equine-practitioners
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REVIEW
Scott D Stanley, Krysta Moffitt, Valerie Wiebe
Equine practitioners should follow these recommendations when using compounded medications: (1) the decision must be veterinary driven, based on a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship and on evidence-based medicine; (2) compliance with the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act of 1994; and (3) use limited to (a) horses for which no other method or route of drug delivery is practical; (b) those drugs for which safety, efficacy, and stability have been demonstrated; or (c) disease conditions for which a quantifiable response to therapy or drug concentration can be monitored...
April 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice
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