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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324770/a-non-fatal-intoxication-and-seven-deaths-involving-the-dissociative-drug-3-meo-pcp
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Anna Johansson, Daniel Lindstedt, Markus Roman, Gunilla Thelander, Elisabet I Nielsen, Ulrica Lennborn, Håkan Sandler, Sten Rubertsson, Johan Ahlner, Robert Kronstrand, Fredrik C Kugelberg
INTRODUCTION: 3-methoxyphencyclidine (3-MeO-PCP) appeared on the illicit drug market in 2011 and is an analogue of phencyclidine, which exhibits anesthetic, analgesic and hallucinogenic properties. In this paper, we report data from a non-fatal intoxication and seven deaths involving 3-MeO-PCP in Sweden during the period March 2014 until June 2016. CASE DESCRIPTIONS: The non-fatal intoxication case, a 19-year-old male with drug problems and a medical history of depression, was found awake but tachycardic, hypertensive, tachypnoeic and catatonic at home...
March 7, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323460/supply-side-disruption-in-cocaine-production-associated-with-cocaine-related-maternal-and-child-health-outcomes-in-the-united-states
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Chris Delcher, Melvin Livingston, Yanning Wang, Meredith Mowitz, Mildred Maldonado-Molina, Bruce A Goldberger
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of precursor chemical regulation aimed at reducing cocaine production on cocaine-related maternal and newborn hospital stays in the United States. METHODS: We analyzed monthly counts of maternal and neonatal stays from January 2002 through December 2013 by using a quasi-experimental interrupted time series design. We estimated the preregulation linear trend, postregulation change in linear trend, and abrupt change in level...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319584/episode-of-care-characteristics-and-costs-for-hip-and-knee-replacement-surgery-in-hospitals-belonging-to-the-high-value-health-care-collaborative-compared-with-similar-hospitals-in-the-same-health-care-markets
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William B Weeks, William J Schoellkopf, David J Ballard, Gary S Kaplan, Brent James, James N Weinstein
BACKGROUND: To inform consumers and restrain health care cost growth, efforts to promote transparency and to reimburse for care episodes are accelerating in the United States. OBJECTIVE: To compare characteristics and costs of 30-day episode of care for hip and knee replacement occurring in High Value Healthcare Collaborative (HVHC)-member hospitals to those occurring in like non-HVHC-member hospitals in the same 15 health care markets before interventions by HVHC members to improve health care value for those interventions...
March 17, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318723/pan-european-survey-of-the-topical-ocular-use-of-cyclosporine-a
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A Labbé, C Baudouin, D Ismail, M Amrane, J-S Garrigue, A Leonardi, F C Figueiredo, G Van Setten, M Labetoulle
OBJECTIVE: To assess medical practices surrounding the use of topical ocular cyclosporine A across European Union nations. METHODS: Key stakeholders (ophthalmologists, hospital pharmacists, regulatory health authorities) from European Union member states were interviewed by telephone using a semi-structured, open-ended questionnaire. Ophthalmologists responded to questions about practice patterns of cyclosporine A use (prescription frequency, indication, dosage), pharmacists about cyclosporine A formulations (composition, manufacturing process, quality control, distribution), and the regulatory authorities about market authorization and pharmacovigilance for various cyclosporine A products...
March 16, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306185/-i-have-nine-specialists-they-need-to-swap-notes-australian-patients-perspectives-of-medication-related-problems-following-discharge-from-hospital
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Daniela Eassey, Andrew J McLachlan, Jo-Anne Brien, Ines Krass, Lorraine Smith
BACKGROUND: Research has shown that patients are most susceptible to medication-related problems (MRPs) when transitioning from hospital to home. Currently, the literature in this area focuses on interventions, which are mainly orientated around the perspective of the health-care professional and do not take into account patient perspectives and experiences. OBJECTIVE: To capture the experiences and perceptions of Australian patients regarding MRPs following discharge from hospital...
March 17, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302638/innovative-approach-for-self-management-and-social-welfare-of-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-in-europe-development-validation-and-implementation-of-an-mhealth-tool-mycyfapp
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Joaquim Calvo-Lerma, Celia P Martinez-Jimenez, Juan-Pablo Lázaro-Ramos, Ana Andrés, Paula Crespo-Escobar, Erlend Stav, Cornelia Schauber, Lucia Pannese, Jessie M Hulst, Lucrecia Suárez, Carla Colombo, Celeste Barreto, Kris de Boeck, Carmen Ribes-Koninckx
INTRODUCTION: For the optimal management of children with cystic fibrosis, there are currently no efficient tools for the precise adjustment of pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy, either for advice on appropriate dietary intake or for achieving an optimal nutrition status. Therefore, we aim to develop a mobile application that ensures a successful nutritional therapy in children with cystic fibrosis. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A multidisciplinary team of 12 partners coordinate their efforts in 9 work packages that cover the entire so-called 'from laboratory to market' approach by means of an original and innovative co-design process...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296785/defining-the-activities-of-publicness-for-korea-s-public-community-hospitals-using-the-delphi-method
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Kunsei Lee, Hyun Joo Kim, Myoungsoon You, Jin-Seok Lee, Sang Jun Eun, Hyoseon Jeong, Hye Mi Ahn, Jin Yong Lee
This study aims to identify which activities of a public community hospital (PHC) should be included in their definition of publicness and tries to achieve a consensus among experts using the Delphi method. We conduct 2 rounds of the Delphi process with 17 panel members using a developed draft of tentative activities for publicness including 5 main categories covering 27 items. The questions remain the same in both rounds and the applicability of each of the 27 items to publicness is measured on a 9-point scale...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294866/-treatment-of-patients-with-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-in-real-clinical-practice-in-russia-the-choice-2-program
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G Glezer M, On Behalf Of The Choice-Study Participants On Behalf Of The Choice-Study Participants
OBJECTIVE: in the framework of an open post-marketing observational national program CHOICE-2 to assess correspondence between recommendations for management of patients with stable angina and actual clinical practice, as well as to assess effect of treatment with cytoprotector trimetazidine on clinical course of the disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Participating physicians (n=185 from 46 regions of Russian Federation) recruited 896 patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD)...
May 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293797/comparative-risk-of-major-bleeding-with-new-oral-anticoagulants-noacs-and-phenprocoumon-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-post-marketing-surveillance-study
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Stefan H Hohnloser, Edin Basic, Michael Nabauer
BACKGROUND: Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are at least as effective and safe as vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). All pivotal trials have compared NOACs to warfarin. However, other VKAs are commonly used, for instance phenprocoumon. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study using a German claims database assessed the comparative risks of bleeding leading to hospitalization during therapy with NOACs and phenprocoumon in AF patients...
March 14, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290942/increased-postdeployment-use-of-medication-for-common-mental-disorders-in-danish-gulf-war-veterans
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Lars Ravnborg Nissen, Christian Stoltenberg, Mia Sadowa Vedtofte, Anni Brit Sternhagen Nielsen, Jacob Louis Marott, Finn Gyntelberg, Bernadette Guldager
BACKGROUND: Gulf War veterans (GWVs) have an elevated risk of reporting symptoms of mental disorders as compared with nondeployed military controls. A difficulty in the Gulf War health research is that most health outcomes are self-reported; therefore, it is highly relevant to study objective outcomes in this line of research. The Danish National Prescription Registry provides an opportunity to use the prescription of drugs as an objective evaluation of the impact of mental health disorders at the individual level...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289676/disability-work-absenteeism-sickness-benefits-and-cancer-in-selected-european-oecd-countries-forecasts-to-2020
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Mihajlo Jakovljevic, Christina Malmose-Stapelfeldt, Olivera Milovanovic, Nemanja Rancic, Dubravko Bokonjic
BACKGROUND: Disability either due to illness, aging, or both causes remains an essential contributor shaping European labor markets. Ability of modern day welfare states to compensate an impaired work ability and absenteeism arising from incapacity is very diverse. The aims of this study were to establish and explain intercountry differences among selected European OECD countries and to provide forecasts of future work absenteeism and expenditures on wage replacement benefits. METHODS: Two major public registries, European health for all database and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development database (OECD Health Data), were coupled to form a joint database on 12 core indicators...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287834/retrofitting-real-life-dexcom-g5-data
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Simone Del Favero, Andrea Facchinetti, Giovanni Sparacino, Claudio Cobelli
BACKGROUND: We proposed in 2014 a retrofitting algorithm to retrospectively increase the accuracy of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) data by using some blood glucose (BG) measurements. The method proved effective on Dexcom SEVEN Plus when about 10 highly accurate YSI measurements/session were available. In this study, we test the method on Dexcom G5 sensor in a more realistic setup, where only five capillary BG measurements (self-monitoring blood glucose [SMBG]) per 12 h-session are available...
March 13, 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287823/a-prospective-case-control-study-comparing-lithovue-a-single-use-flexible-disposable-ureteroscope-with-flexible-reusable-fiber-optic-ureteroscopes
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Manint Usawachintachit, Dylan S Isaacson, Kazumi Taguchi, David T Tzou, Ryan S Hsi, Benjamin A Sherer, Marshall L Stoller, Thomas Chi
OBJECTIVE: LithoVue™ is a novel, single-use, digital flexible ureteroscope that was released to the US market in January 2016. There are scant data regarding its performance in humans. Procedural outcomes comparing LithoVue with reusable ureteroscopes are presented in patients undergoing ureteroscopy for upper urinary tract pathology. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical outcomes between two groups of patients undergoing flexible ureteroscopy for upper urinary tract pathology were analyzed...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286873/to-take-their-place-among-the-productive-members-of-society-vocational-rehabilitation-of-wwi-wounded-at-erskine
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Jennifer Novotny
In 1916, the foundation of the Princess Louise Scottish Hospital for Limbless Sailors and Soldiers (still in existence today as Erskine), on the banks of the River Clyde in Scotland, was a direct response to the need for specialised medical facilities to deal with the unprecedented number of injured service personnel returning from the Great War. At the hospital, the West of Scotland medical and industrial communities came together to mend broken bodies with prosthetic technology, as well as physical and mental rehabilitation to prepare the limbless to re-enter the job market...
January 17, 2017: Wellcome Open Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276780/utility-of-registries-for-post-marketing-evaluation-of-medicines-a-survey-of-swedish-health-care-quality-registries-from-a-regulatory-perspective
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Nils Feltelius, Rolf Gedeborg, Lennart Holm, Björn Zethelius
AIM: The aim of this study was to describe content and procedures in some selected Swedish health care quality registries (QRs) of relevance to regulatory decision-making. METHODS: A workshop was organized with participation of seven Swedish QRs which subsequently answered a questionnaire regarding registry content on drug treatments and outcomes. Patient populations, coverage, data handling and quality control, as well as legal and ethical aspects are presented...
March 3, 2017: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270209/innovative-regenerative-medicines-in-the-eu-a-better-future-in-evidence
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EDITORIAL
Mark S Corbett, Andrew Webster, Robert Hawkins, Nerys Woolacott
BACKGROUND: Despite a steady stream of headlines suggesting they will transform the future of healthcare, high-tech regenerative medicines have, to date, been quite inaccessible to patients, with only eight having been granted an EU marketing licence in the last 7 years. Here, we outline some of the historical reasons for this paucity of licensed innovative regenerative medicines. We discuss the challenges to be overcome to expedite the development of this complex and rapidly changing area of medicine, together with possible reasons to be more optimistic for the future...
March 8, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268164/funds-flow-in-the-era-of-value-based-health-care
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Jason N Itri, Ayman Mithqal, Arun Krishnaraj
Health care reform is creating significant challenges for hospital systems and academic medical centers (AMCs), requiring a new operating model to adapt to declining reimbursement, diminishing research funding, market consolidation, payers' focus on higher quality and lower cost, and greater cost sharing by patients. Maintaining and promoting the triple mission of clinical care, research, and education will require AMCs to be system-based with strong alignment around governance, operations, clinical care, and finances...
March 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264955/reference-pricing-changes-the-choice-architecture-of-health-care-for-consumers
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James C Robinson, Timothy T Brown, Christopher Whaley
Reference pricing in health insurance creates incentives for patients to select for nonemergency services providers that charge relatively low prices and still offer high quality of care. It changes the "choice architecture" by offering standard coverage if the patient chooses cost-effective providers but requires considerable consumer cost sharing if more expensive alternatives are selected. The short-term impact of reference pricing has been to shift patient volumes from hospital-based to freestanding surgical, diagnostic, imaging, and laboratory facilities...
March 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264613/pharmacokinetic-drug-evaluation-of-ceftobiprole-for-the-treatment-of-mrsa
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Karolyn S Horn, Larry H Danziger, Keith A Rodvold, Robert C Glowacki
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), while decreasing in overall incidence, is still a prominent concern world-wide. New agents coming to market in the last 10 years allow practitioners to optimize treatment for MRSA infections. Ceftobiprole is a cephalosporin agent with MRSA activity, currently approved in selected countries for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia and hospital-acquired pneumonia. Areas covered: Relevant literature regarding spectrum of activity, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and clinical trials will be discussed...
March 17, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257402/poorly-controlled-diabetes-in-new-york-city-mapping-high-density-neighborhoods
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Winfred Y Wu, Qun Jiang, Steve S Di Lonardo
OBJECTIVE: To identify geographic areas in New York City (NYC) for implementing programming focused on reducing the burden attributed to poor glycemic control and improving the health of New Yorkers. DESIGN: We geocoded addresses of NYC residents in the NYC Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1C) Registry with high (>9%) HbA1c test values from 2011 to 2013 on an NYC base map. The ArcGIS point density spatial analysis tool was applied to create a map of NYC residents with diabetes in poor glycemic control...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
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