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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782305/tatami-mats-a-source-of-pitted-keratolysis-in-a-martial-arts-athlete
#1
Anamaria Balić, Zrinka Bukvić Mokos, Branka Marinović, Daniela Ledić Drvar
Dear Editor, Pitted keratolysis (PK), also known as keratosis plantaris sulcatum, is a non-inflammatory, bacterial, superficial cutaneous infection, characterized by many discrete superficial crateriform ''pits'' and erosions in the thickly keratinized skin of the weight-bearing regions of the soles of the feet (1). The disease often goes unnoticed by the patient, but when it is noticed it is because of the unbearable malodor and hyperhidrosis of the feet, which are socially unacceptable and cause great anxiety to many of the patients...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781332/a-novel-phenolic-propanediamine-moiety-based-lung-targeting-therapy-for-asthma
#2
Jianbo Li, Yang Yang, Didi Wan, Youmei Peng, Jinjie Zhang
Asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic inflammatory diseases of lung. Current asthma therapy using inhaled corticosteroid often results in undesired treatment outcome due to poor compliance and drugs' lack of tissue specificity. N,N,N'-trimethyl-N'-(2-hydroxyl-3-methyl-5-123 Iiodobenzyl)-1,3-propanediamine (HIPD), a phenolic propanediamine derivative, has been used as an imaging agent for localized pulmonary diseases. Inspired by this, N,N,N'-trimethyl-N'-(4-hydroxyl-benzyl)-1,3-propanediamine (TPD), a new HIPD analog, was proposed as a lung-targeting ligand and covalently conjugated to an anti-inflammatory compound Rhein for asthma therapy...
November 2018: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779482/nanocrystals-technology-for-transdermal-delivery-of-water-insoluble-drugs
#3
Yangyang Liu, Beibei Yan, Juan Zhao, Lulu Wang, Yu Gu, Ping Chang, Yancai Wang
The poor penetration and low bioavailability are main challenges for transdermal drug delivery. Nanocrystals technology is an attractive method for water insoluble drug transdermal delivery, as the literature demonstrated that the penetration and bioavailability of the transdermal delivered water insoluble drugs was significantly enhanced and improved by the nanocrystals technology. Currently, the nanocrystals technology has been applied in transdermal delivery of cosmeceutical and for therapy skin diseases, such as diclofenac acid, tretinoin and rutin...
May 18, 2018: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779247/randomised-controlled-trials-define-shape-of-dose-response-for-pollinex-quattro-birch-allergoid-immunotherapy
#4
Margitta Worm, Tim Higenbottam, Oliver Pfaar, Ralph Mösges, Werner Aberer, Kulasiri Gunawardena, Dorothea Wessiepe, Denise Lee, Matthias F Kramer, Murray Skinner, Bev Lees, Stefan Zielen
BACKGROUND: The Birch Allergoid, Tyrosine Adsorbate, Monophosphoryl Lipid A (POLLINEX® Quattro Plus 1.0 ml Birch 100%) is an effective, well-tolerated short course subcutaneous immunotherapy. We performed two phase II studies to determine its optimal cumulative dose. METHODS: The studies were conducted in Germany, Austria and Poland (EudraCT numbers: 2012-004336-28 PQBirch203 and 2015-000984-15 PQBirch204) using a wide range of cumulative doses. In both studies, subjects were administered 6 therapy injections weekly outside the pollen season...
May 19, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779201/clinical-acceptability-of-trimetazidine-modified-release-80-mg-once-daily-versus-trimetazidine-modified-release-35-mg-twice-daily-in-stable-angina-pectoris
#5
Yuri M Pozdnyakov
INTRODUCTION: Trimetazidine (TMZ) is an anti-ischemic metabolic agent that has been shown to be efficacious in angina treatment, both in monotherapy and in combination. A new formulation of TMZ modified-release (MR) 80 mg was developed, which is to be taken once daily (od), instead of twice daily (bid) for the currently available TMZ MR 35 mg, with the aim of simplifying the medication regimen. METHODS: The present study was an international, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group phase III study with a 12-week treatment period...
May 19, 2018: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778036/polymeric-nanoparticles-as-a-platform-for-permeability-enhancement-of-class-iii-drug-amikacin
#6
Saman Fatima, Zeenat Iqbal, A K Panda, M Samim, Sushama Talegaonkar, Farhan Jalees Ahmad
Amikacin (A), a water soluble aminoglycoside antibiotic is commercially available for intravenous administration only. Present investigation is aimed at the development of poly-lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) nanoparticles (A-NPs).1 for oral permeability enhancement of amikacin. The pharmaceutical attributes of the A-NPs revealed particle size, 260.3 ± 2.05 nm, zeta potential, -12.9 ± 1.12 mV and drug content, 40.10 ± 1.87 μg/mg with spherical shape and smooth surface. In vitro antibacterial studies showed that the A-NPs were active against P...
May 16, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777043/new-advances-in-amblyopia-therapy-i-binocular-therapies-and-pharmacologic-augmentation
#7
Courtney L Kraus, Susan M Culican
Amblyopia therapy options have traditionally been limited to penalisation of the non-amblyopic eye with either patching or pharmaceutical penalisation. Solid evidence, mostly from the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, has validated both number of hours a day of patching and days per week of atropine use. The use of glasses alone has also been established as a good first-line therapy for both anisometropic and strabismic amblyopia. Unfortunately, visual acuity equalisation or even improvement is not always attainable with these methods...
May 18, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773460/cpap-therapy-improves-erectile-function-in-patients-with-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#8
Richard Schulz, Fabian Bischoff, Wolfgang Galetke, Henning Gall, Jörg Heitmann, Andrea Hetzenecker, Markus Laudenburg, Till Jonas Magnus, Georg Nilius, Christina Priegnitz, Winfried Randerath, Maik Schröder, Marcel Treml, Michael Arzt
OBJECTIVES: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is highly prevalent in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), however, the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on erectile function has not yet been thoroughly investigated in these patients. METHODS: Ninety-four men with severe OSA (ie, with an apnea-hypopnea-index ≥ 30/h of sleep) were prospectively evaluated for the presence and severity of ED before and after 6-12 months of CPAP therapy. The abbreviated version of the International Index of Erectile Function, (the IIEF-5) was used to rate erectile function...
April 10, 2018: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773308/collaboration-between-hospital-and-community-pharmacists-to-address-drug-related-problems-the-homecome-program
#9
Hendrik T Ensing, Ellen S Koster, Dasha J Dubero, Ad A van Dooren, Marcel L Bouvy
BACKGROUND: Hospital discharge poses a significant threat to the continuity of medication therapy and frequently results in drug-related problems post-discharge. Therefore, establishing continuity of care by realizing optimal collaboration between hospital and community pharmacists is of utmost importance. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the collaboration between hospital and community pharmacists on addressing drug-related problems after hospital discharge. METHODS: A prospective follow-up study was conducted between November 2013-December 2014 in a general hospital and all affiliated community pharmacies...
May 8, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770076/the-use-of-technology-to-improve-health-care-to-saskatchewan-s-first-nations-communities
#10
I Khan, N Ndubuka, K Stewart, V McKinney, I Mendez
Background: Saskatchewan is a province of over one million people and over 13% are Indigenous peoples, many of whom live on reserve lands. Despite continued efforts, access to health care remains a significant challenge for these Indigenous people, especially those in the North. Objective: To address this challenge, Saskatchewan's health care providers have been incorporating the use of technology for various health services. This paper describes various ways technology has been used in First Nations communities in Saskatchewan...
June 1, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769072/provider-and-patient-perceptions-of-malaria-rapid-diagnostic-test-use-in-nigeria-a-cross-sectional-evaluation
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Olugbenga A Mokuolu, Olufemi O Ajumobi, Godwin N Ntadom, Olanrewaju T Adedoyin, Alero A Roberts, Chimere O Agomo, Kate U Edozieh, Henrietta U Okafor, Robinson D Wammanda, Friday A Odey, Ibrahim K Maikore, Olatayo O Abikoye, Adekunle D Alabi, Chiomah Amajoh, Bala M Audu
BACKGROUND: Nigeria commenced a phased programmatic deployment of rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) at the primary health care (PHC) facility levels since 2011. Despite various efforts, the national testing rate for malaria is still very low. The uptake of RDT has been variable. This study was undertaken to determine the provider and patient perceptions to RDT use at the PHC level in Nigeria with their implications for improving uptake and compliance. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 120 randomly selected PHCs across six states, across the six-geopolitical zones of Nigeria in January 2013...
May 16, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769057/patterns-of-care-for-anal-cancer-in-the-united-states-a-comparison-between-academic-and-community-cancer-centers
#12
Victor E Pricolo, Matteo Bonvini, Carlo F Abelli
BACKGROUND: Management of squamous cell carcinoma of the anus (SCCA) is becoming more relevant, as its incidence increases. The purpose of this study was to investigate possible differences in patient population and care delivery for SCCA between academic and community cancer programs in the United States. METHODS: A review of available data from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Cancer National Cancer DataBase focused on gender, age, race, type of health insurance, comorbidity score, distance traveled for care, stage at diagnosis, and therapy utilization (surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy) as first course of treatment (FCT)...
May 16, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768157/-major-predictors-of-stent-thrombosis-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-following-transcutaneous-coronary-intervention-who-received-different-double-antiplatelet-therapy
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E S Korotaeva, L Y Koroleva, G V Kovaleva, E A Kuzmenko, V P Nosov
The review analyzes the reports addressing from different standpoints the issue of stent thrombosis and its major predictors in patients with acute coronary syndrome following transcutaneous coronary interventions. The review focuses on comparative efficacy and safety of ticagrelor and clopidogrel and the effect of double antiplatelet therapy on stent thrombosis. The issue of patients' compliance with double antiplatelet therapy is also discussed. Such comprehensive evaluation is warranted since despite all efforts for expanding both technical and therapeutic possibilities, the issue of stent thrombosis remains relevant...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765779/effect-of-timing-of-initial-cataract-surgery-compliance-to-amblyopia-therapy-on-outcomes-of-secondary-intraocular-lens-implantation-in-chinese-children-a-retrospective-case-series
#14
Liuyang Li, Yan Wang, Caihong Xue
Purpose: As a secondary analysis, we reassess the association of initial congenital cataract surgery times, compliance to amblyopia therapy, and visual outcomes for a long-term follow-up in a secondary IOL implantation. Methods: Retrospective review of records of all infants with congenital cataracts who underwent secondary IOL implantation in the Eye and ENT Hospital of Fudan University from January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2007, and the minimum follow-up period was 5 years...
2018: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764969/cardiovascular-phenotype-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-heart-failure-induced-by-cancer-therapy
#15
Wilson Nadruz, Erin West, Morten Sengeløv, Gabriela L Grove, Mário Santos, John D Groarke, Daniel E Forman, Brian Claggett, Hicham Skali, Anju Nohria, Amil M Shah
OBJECTIVE: This study compared the clinical features, cardiac structure and function evaluated by echocardiography, cardiopulmonary response to exercise and long-term clinical outcomes between patients with heart failure (HF) induced by cancer therapy (CTHF) and heart failure not induced by cancer therapy (NCTHF). METHODS: We evaluated 75 patients with CTHF and 894 with NCTHF who underwent clinically indicated cardiopulmonary exercise testing, and followed these individuals for a median of 4...
May 15, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764184/efficacy-of-the-combination-neurokinin-1-receptor-antagonist-palonosetron-and-dexamethasone-compared-to-others-for-the-prophylaxis-of-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#16
Ronald Chow, May Tsao, Leonard Chiu, Marko Popovic, Milica Milakovic, Henry Lam, Carlo DeAngelis
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), a common side effect of chemotherapy, can substantially impair a patient's quality of life, interfere with a patient's compliance with anticancer therapy, and result in the manifestation of adverse events such as electrolyte imbalance, dehydration and malnutrition. The most recent guidelines published by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) recommend the combination of dexamethasone (DEX), a 5-hydroxytrypatmine-3 receptor antagonist (5-HT3RA), preferably palonosetron (PALO), and a neurokinin-1 receptor antagonist (NK1RA) for prophylactic treatment of CINV in patients receiving highly emetogenic chemotherapy (HEC)...
April 2018: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763431/the-efficacy-of-life-review-therapy-combined-with-memory-specificity-training-lrt-mst-targeting-cancer-patients-in-palliative-care-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Gitta Kleijn, Birgit I Lissenberg-Witte, Ernst T Bohlmeijer, Bas Steunenberg, Kitty Knipscheer-Kuijpers, Vincent Willemsen, Annemarie Becker, Egbert F Smit, Corien M Eeltink, Anna M E Bruynzeel, Maurice van der Vorst, Remco de Bree, C René Leemans, Michiel W M van den Brekel, Pim Cuijpers, Irma M Verdonck-de Leeuw
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of an intervention combining Life Review Therapy (LRT) and Memory Specificity Training (MST) (LRT-MST) to improve ego-integrity and despair among cancer patients in palliative care. METHODS: In this multicentre randomized controlled trial, cancer patients in palliative care were randomized to the intervention group (LRT-MST; n = 55) or waiting-list control group (n = 52). LRT-MST is a 4-session home-based psychological intervention that aims to retrieve specific positive memories, to re-evaluate life events and to reconstruct the story of a patient's life, including the diagnosis of incurable cancer...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759437/cleaning-and-sterilization-of-used-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-with-process-validation-the-next-hurdle-in-device-recycling
#18
Thomas C Crawford, Craig Allmendinger, Jay Snell, Kevin Weatherwax, Balasundaram Lavan, Timir S Baman, Pat Sovitch, Daniel Alyesh, Thomas Carrigan, Noah Klugman, Denis Kune, Andrew Hughey, Daniel Lautenbach, Nathan Sovitch, Karman Tandon, George Samson, Charles Newman, Sheldon Davis, Archie Brown, Brad Wasserman, Ed Goldman, Sandra L Arlinghaus, Hakan Oral, Kim A Eagle
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to develop a validated, reproducible sterilization protocol, which could be used in the reprocessing of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). BACKGROUND: Access to cardiac CIED therapy in high-income and in low- and middle-income countries varies greatly. CIED reuse may reduce this disparity. METHODS: A cleaning and sterilization protocol was developed that includes washing CIEDs in an enzymatic detergent, screw cap and set screw replacement, brushing, inspection, and sterilization in ethylene oxide...
June 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759019/reported-adverse-drug-reactions-during-the-use-of-corticosteroids-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
#19
Sarika Paradkar
BACKGROUND: Corticosteroids have been used in numerous medical conditions. Studying the pattern and causality of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) helps us gain greater insight into their prevention, detection, assessment, and treatment. This reduces cost of health care and increases compliance. The study aimed to evaluate the ADRs reported in patients receiving corticosteroids for age, type of reaction, duration of steroid therapy, treatment prescribed for the ADR, and causal relationship of the ADR with the prescribed steroid...
January 1, 2018: Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758177/the-efficacy-of-antenatal-steroid-therapy-is-dependent-on-the-duration-of-low-concentration-fetal-exposure-evidence-from-a-sheep-model-of-pregnancy
#20
Matthew W Kemp, Masatoshi Saito, Haruo Usuda, Shimpei Watanabe, Shinichi Sato, Takushi Hanita, Yusaku Kumagai, Timothy J Molloy, Michael Clarke, Peter J Eddershaw, Gabrielle C Musk, Augusto Schmidt, Demelza Ireland, Lucy Furfaro, Matthew S Payne, John P Newnham, Alan H Jobe
OBJECTIVE: Antenatal corticosteroids (ANS) are among the most important and widely used interventions to improve outcomes for preterm infants. ANS dosing regimens remain un-optimized and without maternal weight-adjusted dosing. We, and others, have hypothesised that once a low concentration of materno-fetal steroid exposure is achieved and maintained, the duration of the steroid exposure determines treatment efficacy. Using a sheep model of pregnancy, we tested the relationship between steroid dose, and duration of exposure, and treatment efficacy...
May 9, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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