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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647926/importance-of-gold-guidelines-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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J Sadlonova, D Osinova, E Rozborilova, O Osina, E Novakova, V Sadlonova
In December 2011, a major revision of GOLD 2011 guidelines was published based on the evidence-based medicine. The goal of GOLD 2011 is to determine the severity of the disease, its impact on the patient's health, and the risk of future events; all of which eventually guide therapy. A combined COPD assessment according to GOLD 2011 considers the patient's level of symptoms, spirometry abnormalities, risk of exacerbation, and the presence of comorbidities. GOLD 2011 stratifies patients into four basic groups labeled A, B, C, and D...
June 25, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647705/revolution-in-acute-ischaemic-stroke-care-a-practical-guide-to-mechanical-thrombectomy
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REVIEW
Matthew Evans, Phil White, Peter Cowley, David Werring
Rapid, safe and effective arterial recanalisation to restore blood flow and improve functional outcome remains the primary goal of hyperacute ischaemic stroke management. The benefit of intravenous thrombolysis with recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator for patients with severe stroke due to large artery occlusion is limited; early recanalisation is generally less than 30% for carotid, proximal middle cerebral artery or basilar artery occlusion. Since November 2014, nine positive randomised controlled trials of mechanical thrombectomy for large vessel occlusion in the anterior circulation have led to a revolution in the care of patients with acute ischaemic stroke...
June 24, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647496/a-comprehensive-complex-systems-approach-to-the-study-and-analysis-of-mammalian-cell-cycle-control-system-in-the-presence-of-dna-damage-stress
#3
Ali Abroudi, Sandhya Samarasinghe, Don Kulasiri
Not many models of mammalian cell cycle system exist due to its complexity. Some models are too complex and hard to understand, while some others are too simple and not comprehensive enough. Moreover, some essential aspects, such as the response of G1-S and G2-M checkpoints to DNA damage as well as the growth factor signalling, have not been investigated from a systems point of view in current mammalian cell cycle models. To address these issues, we bring a holistic perspective to cell cycle by mathematically modelling it as a complex system consisting of important sub-systems that interact with each other...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647492/eszopiclone-for-persistent-negative-symptoms-in-schizophrenia-an-unintended-n-of-1-study
#4
Urvakhsh Meherwan Mehta, Vinutha Ravishankar, Jagadisha Thirthalli
Persistent negative and cognitive symptoms in patients with schizophrenia pose a significant challenge to clinicians. Being a heterogeneous cluster of symptoms with potentially distinct underlying pathogenesis, it is important to examine novel therapies based on emerging neurobiological evidence. Eszopiclone is known to enhance the deficient sleep spindles that are related to impairments in learning and memory in schizophrenia. In this report we highlight the potential utility of eszopiclone in treating persistent negative symptoms in a patient with chronic schizophrenia...
June 21, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647322/hand-therapy-interventions-outcomes-and-diagnoses-evaluated-over-the-last-10-years-a-mapping-review-linking-research-to-practice
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Sandy C Takata, Emily T Wade, Shawn C Roll
STUDY DESIGN: Mapping review. INTRODUCTION: Although published literature and evidence to support medical practice is becoming more abundant, it is not known how well available evidence supports the full spectrum of hand therapy practice. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The aim of this mapping review was to identify strengths and/or gaps in the available literature as compared with the hand therapy scope of practice to guide future research. METHODS: A systematic search and screening was conducted to identify evidence published from 2006 to 2015...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647161/dot-c-a-cluster-randomised-feasibility-trial-evaluating-directly-observed-anti-hcv-therapy-in-a-population-receiving-opioid-substitute-therapy-from-community-pharmacy
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Andrew Radley, Jan Tait, John F Dillon
BACKGROUND: Direct-acting antiviral therapy (DAAs) for hepatitis C infection (HCV) have a much smaller burden of treatment than interferon-based regimes, require less monitoring and are very effective. New pathways are required to increase access to treatment amongst people prescribed opioid substitution therapy (OST). METHODS: An exploratory cluster randomised controlled trial with mixed methods evaluation was undertaken to compare the uptake of dried blood spot testing (DBST) and treatment of people with genotype 1 HCV infection in a conventional service pathway versus a pharmacist-led pathway in a population receiving OST...
June 21, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646993/improving-the-evidence-for-the-management-of-childhood-nephrotic-syndrome
#7
Brendan D Crawford, Debbie S Gipson
Management of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome in children is based on a series of clinical trials. The trial by Sinha and colleagues in this issue is 1 of many needed to improve the evidence base for induction and maintenance therapies in this population. While key questions remain about identifying the appropriate therapy for each patient, clinical trials provide an opportunity to extend evidence-based practice that minimizes toxicity and optimizes patient health.
July 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646805/natural-cancer-therapy-and-prevention-targeted-on-cancer-cells-and-cancer-stem-cells-based-on-the-cytochrome-p45o-enzyme-cyp1b1-a-commentary
#8
William R Ware
The importance of the P450 enzyme CYP1B1 in both cancer therapy and prevention are reviewed and evidence is discussed, which provides strong biological plausibility for the therapeutic merits of this approach. The significant resistance to chemotherapy among common cancers, and the realization that in many cases chemotherapy leaves behind drug-resistant cancer cells that eventually cause recurrence and metastatic disease, has recently prompted the search for natural compounds that would circumvent this problem...
June 23, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646540/animal-embryotoxicity-studies-of-key-non-artemisinin-antimalarials-and-use-in-women-in-the-first-trimester
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REVIEW
Robert L Clark
The World Health Organization currently recommends quinine+clindamycin for use against malaria in the first trimester. This may soon change to recommending artemisinin-based combination therapies (standard duration of dosing = 3 days). The non-artemisinin partner drugs include amodiaquine, lumefantrine, mefloquine, piperaquine, sulfadoxine+pyrimethamine, and pyronaridine. For quinine, clindamycin, and mefloquine and the combinations of sulfadoxine+pyrimethamine and artemether+lumefantrine, there are reports (including studies without internal comparison groups) that combined describe 304 to >1100 exposures of women in the first trimester for each drug with no conclusive evidence of adverse effects on pregnancy at therapeutic doses...
June 24, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646445/update-on-neurocritical-care-of-stroke
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Jason Siegel, Michael A Pizzi, J Brent Peel, David Alejos, Nnenne Mbabuike, Benjamin L Brown, David Hodge, W David Freeman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review will highlight the recent advancements in acute ischemic stroke diagnosis and treatment, with special attention to new features and recommendations of stroke care in the neurocritical care unit. RECENT FINDINGS: New studies suggest that pre-hospital treatment of stroke with mobile stroke units and telestroke technology may lead to earlier stroke therapy with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), and recent studies show tPA can be given in previously contraindicated situations...
August 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645586/venous-sinus-stenting-in-the-management-of-patients-with-intracranial-hypertension-manifesting-with-skull-base-cerebrospinal-fluid-leaks
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Rajiv R Iyer, David Solomon, Abhay Moghekar, C Rory Goodwin, Charles M Stewart, Masaru Ishii, Philippe Gailloud, Gary L Gallia
BACKGROUND: A subset of patients with skull base cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks are found to have elevated intracranial pressure (ICP). In these patients, elevated ICP is thought to contribute to both the pathophysiology of the leak as well as postoperative leak recurrences. Current strategies for post-operative ICP control include medical therapy and shunting procedures. The aim of this study is to report the use of venous sinus stenting (VSS) in the management of patients with skull base CSF leaks due to elevated ICP...
June 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644859/grief-interventions-for-people-bereaved-by-suicide-a-systematic-review
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Katja Linde, Julia Treml, Jana Steinig, Michaela Nagl, Anette Kersting
BACKGROUND: Adaption to the loss of a loved one due to suicide can be complicated by feelings of guilt, shame, responsibility, rejection, and stigmatization. Therefore people bereaved by suicide have an increased risk for developing complicated grief which is related to negative physical and mental disorders and an increased risk for suicidal behavior. Grief interventions are needed for this vulnerable population. The aim of this systematic review was to provide an overview of the current state of evidence concerning the effectiveness of interventions that focus on grief for people bereaved by suicide...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644735/fetal-and-neonatal-alloimmune-thrombocytopenia-evidence-based-antenatal-and-postnatal-management-strategies
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Dian Winkelhorst, Dick Oepkes, Enrico Lopriore
Fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) is a relatively rare but potentially lethal disease, leading to severe bleeding complications in 1 in 11.000 newborns. It is the leading cause of thrombocytopenia in healthy term-born neonates. Areas covered: This review summarizes the antenatal as well as postnatal treatment, thus creating a complete overview of all possible management strategies for FNAIT. Expert commentary: The optimal antenatal therapy in order to prevent bleeding complications in pregnancies complicated by FNAIT is non-invasive treatment with weekly intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)...
June 23, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644548/repetitive-peripheral-magnetic-stimulation-for-activities-of-daily-living-and-functional-ability-in-people-after-stroke
#14
REVIEW
Ryo Momosaki, Naoki Yamada, Erika Ota, Masahiro Abo
BACKGROUND: Repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation (rPMS) is a form of therapy that creates painless stimulation of deep muscle structures to improve motor function in people with physical impairment from brain or nerve disorders. Use of rPMS for people after stroke has been identified as a feasible approach to improve activities of daily living and functional ability. However, no systematic reviews have assessed the findings of available trials. The effect and safety of this intervention for people after stroke currently remain uncertain...
June 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644343/second-line-agents-in-pediatric-patients-with-autoimmune-hepatitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
Andréanne N Zizzo, Pamela L Valentino, Prakesh S Shah, Binita M Kamath
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Ten percent to 20% of children with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) require second-line therapy to achieve remission. Although current guidelines exist on first-line management, evidence for second-line therapy in treatment-refractory patients is lacking. Our aim was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of second-line treatments used in this population. METHODS: Electronic and manual searches were used to identify potential studies for inclusion...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644315/management-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-based-on-pathophysiological-evidence
#16
Bram D van Rhijn, Albert J Bredenoord
Over the past decades eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) has been increasingly diagnosed, and significant progress has been made in our understanding of its pathophysiology. As EoE cannot be cured yet, treatment goals are suppression of disease activity and symptoms as well as the prevention of progression to a more severe disease phenotype. Disease-modifying treatment options can be divided into dietary therapy and immunosuppressive medications, of which topical steroids have been most investigated, yet are still prescribed off-label...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644261/is-intravenous-thrombolysis-safe-and-effective-in-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-a-critically-appraised-topic
#17
Oana M Dumitrascu, Joanne F Shen, Madhavi Kurli, Maria I Aguilar, Lisa A Marks, Bart M Demaerschalk, Dean M Wingerchuk, Cumara B O'Carroll
BACKGROUND: Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is a neurological and ophthalmologic emergency associated with poor visual recovery. There is a dilemma regarding the appropriate treatment, as formal guidelines are lacking. Despite being considered an ocular equivalent of cerebral infarction, the time window of intravenous (IV) thrombolysis administration for maximum efficacy and safety in CRAO remains uncertain. OBJECTIVE: To critically assess the current evidence regarding the safety and effectiveness of IV thrombolysis in the treatment of patients with CRAO...
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643968/-complementary-medicine-for-low-back-pain-what-is-the-scientific-evidence
#18
Éléonore Aveni, Chantal Berna, Pierre-Yves Rodondi
Complementary medicines are frequently used by chronic pain patients. It is a challenge for the primary care physician to provide objective information based on the scientific literature. Meta-analyses have shown favourable effects of acupuncture, therapeutic massage and osteopathy for patients with acute low back pain. Concerning chronic low back pain, meta-analyses have shown positive results with acupuncture, osteopathy, yoga and tai-chi. Other therapies have shown positive effects, but further trials are necessary to fully validate them...
June 21, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643731/cardiotoxic-effects-of-radiotherapy-and-strategies-to-reduce-them-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-an-overview
#19
REVIEW
Katarzyna Rygiel
Cardiotoxicity of various anticancer therapies, including radiotherapy (RT), can lead to cardiovascular (CV) complications, and their severity depends on many factors, including the site of action, the applied dose, the method of administration, the presence of pre-existing CV diseases, or CV risk factors, the individual patient characteristics, and the current or previous use of antineoplastic therapies. Cardiotoxicity can occur immediately upon administration of the anticancer therapy or it may have a delayed onset (months or years after the treatment)...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643614/consensus-statement-for-non-hormonal-based-treatments-for-menopausal-symptoms
#20
Jane Woyka
Since the June 2014 consensus statement published in Post Reproductive Health we have had definitive guidelines on menopause treatment from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence in November 2015. These included robust and evidence based information about many non-estrogen based treatments, which are particularly useful for patients who do not wish to take hormone replacement therapy, or who have medical contraindications to hormonal therapy such as hormone dependent cancers. Whilst none of these therapies is as effective as hormones, we must be able to advise patients about them and recommend which treatments may be helpful for individual women...
June 2017: Post Reproductive Health
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