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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704062/flextouch-an-insulin-pen-injector-with-a-low-activation-force-across-different-insulin-formulations-needle-technologies-and-temperature-conditions
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Niels Gudiksen, Thibaud Hofstätter, Birgitte B Rønn, Thomas Sparre
FlexTouch® (Novo Nordisk A/S, Bagsvaerd, Denmark) is a pen-injector with a torque spring mechanism requiring a low activation force. This laboratory-based study compared the activation force of FlexTouch during the injection of insulin with different needles and at temperature conditions within the range at which the device is recommended for use. Using a tensile tester, activation force was measured at maximum dose settings for insulin detemir (100 U/mL) and insulin degludec (100 and 200 U/mL) at standard (23°C ± 5°C), cool (5°C ± 3°C), and warm (30°C ± 2°C) conditions...
July 13, 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701318/%C3%A2-liraglutide-for-weight-management
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(no author information available yet)
Since 1950, 25 anti-obesity drugs have been withdrawn from use across the world, largely as a result of adverse effects.(1) For several years, orlistat has been the only drug licensed in the UK for weight management.(2) In January 2017, a new presentation of the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue liraglutide (▾Saxenda - Novo Nordisk) was launched in the UK as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for weight management in adults. Here, we review the evidence for its efficacy and safety and consider its place in managing people who are overweight or obese...
July 2017: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694034/insertion-and-deletion-derived-tumour-specific-neoantigens-and-the-immunogenic-phenotype-a-pan-cancer-analysis
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Samra Turajlic, Kevin Litchfield, Hang Xu, Rachel Rosenthal, Nicholas McGranahan, James L Reading, Yien Ning S Wong, Andrew Rowan, Nnennaya Kanu, Maise Al Bakir, Tim Chambers, Roberto Salgado, Peter Savas, Sherene Loi, Nicolai J Birkbak, Laurent Sansregret, Martin Gore, James Larkin, Sergio A Quezada, Charles Swanton
BACKGROUND: The focus of tumour-specific antigen analyses has been on single nucleotide variants (SNVs), with the contribution of small insertions and deletions (indels) less well characterised. We investigated whether the frameshift nature of indel mutations, which create novel open reading frames and a large quantity of mutagenic peptides highly distinct from self, might contribute to the immunogenic phenotype. METHODS: We analysed whole-exome sequencing data from 5777 solid tumours, spanning 19 cancer types from The Cancer Genome Atlas...
July 7, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692108/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-glycopegylated-rfviii-turoctocog-alpha-pegol-n8-gp-in-paediatric-patients-with-severe-haemophilia-a
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Sandrine Meunier, Jayanthi Alamelu, Silke Ehrenforth, Hideji Hanabusa, Faraizah Abdul Karim, Kaan Kavakli, Melanie Khodaie, Janice Staber, Oleksandra Stasyshyn, Donald L Yee, Lina Rageliene
Turoctocog alfa pegol (N8-GP, Novo Nordisk, Bagsværd, Denmark), an extended half-life glycoPEGylated recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII), is being developed for prophylaxis and treatment of bleeds in haemophilia A patients. pathfinder™5 is a multinational, open-label, single-arm trial to assess safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetics of N8-GP in paediatric (<12 years), previously treated patients. Boys with severe haemophilia A (<1 % FVIII), no history of inhibitors and previously treated with FVIII products (>50 exposure days [ED] for patients aged 0-5 years [younger cohort]; >150 ED for patients aged 6-11 years [older cohort]) were included...
July 6, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672139/management-of-surgical-third-lower-molar-extraction-and-postoperative-progress-in-patients-with-factor-vii-deficiency-a-clinical-protocol-and-focus-on-this-rare-pathologic-entity
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Pier Carmine Passarelli, Guido Pasquantonio, Antonio D'Addona
PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study was to analyze the management of surgical third molar extraction and postoperative progress in patients with a diagnosis of factor VII deficiency. Close collaboration between the oral-maxillofacial surgeon and hematologist will allow the team to categorize the risk and operate safely, thereby minimizing the incidence and severity of intraoperative and postoperative complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present retrospective study included 7 patients with factor VII deficiency who had undergone third lower molar surgery...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620113/cell-scientist-to-watch-mads-gyrd-hansen
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Mads Gyrd-Hansen studied biochemistry at the University of Copenhagen and received his PhD in 2005 under the supervision of Marja Jäättelä at the Danish Cancer Society Research Centre. He then joined the laboratory of Pascal Meier at the Institute of Cancer Research in London to work on the inhibitor of apoptosis (IAP) proteins. Mads returned to Copenhagen in 2008 to the Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) in a senior postdoctoral position with Morten Frödin, and subsequently started his own research group with a career-development fellowship from the Danish Research Councils as part of the laboratory of Niels Mailand at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Protein Research...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605603/efficacy-and-safety-of-degludec-versus-glargine-in-type-2-diabetes
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Steven P Marso, Darren K McGuire, Bernard Zinman, Neil R Poulter, Scott S Emerson, Thomas R Pieber, Richard E Pratley, Poul-Martin Haahr, Martin Lange, Kirstine Brown-Frandsen, Alan Moses, Simon Skibsted, Kajsa Kvist, John B Buse
Background Degludec is an ultralong-acting, once-daily basal insulin that is approved for use in adults, adolescents, and children with diabetes. Previous open-label studies have shown lower day-to-day variability in the glucose-lowering effect and lower rates of hypoglycemia among patients who received degludec than among those who received basal insulin glargine. However, data are lacking on the cardiovascular safety of degludec. Methods We randomly assigned 7637 patients with type 2 diabetes to receive either insulin degludec (3818 patients) or insulin glargine U100 (3819 patients) once daily between dinner and bedtime in a double-blind, treat-to-target, event-driven cardiovascular outcomes trial...
June 12, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599764/different-insulin-concentrations-in-resuspended-vs-unsuspended-nph-insulin-practical-aspects-of-subcutaneous-injection-in-patients-with-diabetes
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P Lucidi, F Porcellati, A Marinelli Andreoli, P Candeloro, P Cioli, G B Bolli, C G Fanelli
AIMS: This study measured the insulin concentration (Ins[C]) of NPH insulin in vials and cartridges from different companies after either resuspension (R+) or not (R-; in the clear/cloudy phases of unsuspended NPH). METHODS: Measurements included Ins[C] in NPH(R+) and in the clear/cloudy phases of NPH(R-), and the time needed to resuspend NPH and time for NPH(R+) to separate again into clear/cloudy parts. RESULTS: In vials of NPH(R+) (assumed to be 100%), Ins[C] in the clear phase of NPH(R-) was<1%, but 230±41% and 234±54% in the cloudy phases of Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly NPH, respectively...
June 6, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529275/safety-and-effectiveness-of-long-term-growth-hormone-therapy-in-japanese-patients-with-adult-growth-hormone-deficiency-a-postmarketing-multicenter-observational-study
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Akira Shimatsu, Hitoshi Ishii, Hiromi Nishinaga, Osamu Murai, Kazuo Chihara
We aimed to evaluate the long-term safety and effectiveness of growth hormone (GH) therapy in Japanese patients with adult growth hormone deficiency (AGHD). In this observational, multicenter study, Norditropin(®) (Novo Nordisk A/S, Bagsvaerd, Denmark) was administered as injections of 0.021 mg/kg/week as a starting dose divided into 6-7 doses/week. The dose was increased according to clinical response. Patients' data were obtained from medical records. Measurements (lipids, glucose metabolism, and body composition) taken at baseline; 3, 6, and 12 months; and yearly until the end of the study were collected...
May 19, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526920/effects-of-semaglutide-on-beta-cell-function-and-glycaemic-control-in-participants-with-type-2-diabetes-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Christoph Kapitza, Kirsten Dahl, Jacob B Jacobsen, Mads B Axelsen, Anne Flint
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 analogue in development for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Its effects on first- and second-phase insulin secretion and other measures of beta cell function and glycaemic control were assessed. METHODS: In this single-centre, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial, conducted at the Profil Institut für Stoffwechselforschung, Germany, 75 adult (aged 18-64 years) participants with type 2 diabetes (eligibility: HbA1c of 6...
August 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523483/modeling-the-long-term-cost-effectiveness-of-ideglira-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-who-are-failing-to-meet-glycemic-targets-on-basal-insulin-alone-in-the-netherlands
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Barnaby Hunt, Divina Glah, Maarten van der Vliet
INTRODUCTION: Insulin degludec/liraglutide (IDegLira) is the first basal insulin and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1 RA) in a single pen injection device, and a once-daily treatment option for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) who are uncontrolled on basal insulin and require treatment intensification. The objective of this analysis was to evaluate the long-term cost-effectiveness of IDegLira versus basal-bolus therapy (insulin glargine U100 + 3× daily insulin aspart) for patients with T2DM uncontrolled on basal insulin [HbA1c >53 mmol/mol (>7%)] in the Netherlands...
May 18, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523482/an-rct-investigating-patient-driven-versus-physician-driven-titration-of-biasp-30-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-uncontrolled-using-nph-insulin
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Abdelmjid Chraibi, Shoorook Al-Herz, Bich Dao Nguyen, Djoko W Soeatmadji, Anil Shinde, Balasubramanian Lakshmivenkataraman, Samir H Assaad-Khalil
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to confirm the efficacy of patient-driven titration of BIAsp 30 in terms of glycemic control, by comparing it to physician-driven titration of BIAsp 30, in patients with type 2 diabetes in North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. METHODS: A 20-week, open-label, randomized, two-armed, parallel-group, multicenter study in Egypt, Indonesia, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam. Patients (n = 155) with type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled using neutral protamine Hagedorn (NPH) insulin were randomized to either patient-driven or physician-driven BIAsp 30 titration...
May 18, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516377/the-influence-of-sitagliptin-on-treatment-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-receiving-insulin-treatment-a-prespecified-sub-analysis
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Tomoya Mita, Naoto Katakami, Toshihiko Shiraiwa, Hidenori Yoshii, Masahiko Gosho, Hitoshi Ishii, Iichiro Shimomura, Hirotaka Watada
INTRODUCTION: Treatment-related quality of life (QOL) is an important aspect of diabetes management. Here, we investigated the influence of sitagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, on treatment-related QOL in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus treated with insulin. METHODS: This was a prespecified sub-analysis of the Sitagliptin Preventive Study of Intima-Media Thickness Evaluation (SPIKE). The study population consisted of 71 subjects in the sitagliptin group, and 62 subjects in the conventional group who were treated with insulin...
June 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440211/a-cluster-randomised-trial-cost-effectiveness-analysis-and-psychosocial-evaluation-of-insulin-pump-therapy-compared-with-multiple-injections-during-flexible-intensive-insulin-therapy-for-type-1-diabetes-the-repose-trial
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Simon Heller, David White, Ellen Lee, Julia Lawton, Daniel Pollard, Norman Waugh, Stephanie Amiel, Katharine Barnard, Anita Beckwith, Alan Brennan, Michael Campbell, Cindy Cooper, Munyaradzi Dimairo, Simon Dixon, Jackie Elliott, Mark Evans, Fiona Green, Gemma Hackney, Peter Hammond, Nina Hallowell, Alan Jaap, Brian Kennon, Jackie Kirkham, Robert Lindsay, Peter Mansell, Diana Papaioannou, David Rankin, Pamela Royle, W Henry Smithson, Carolin Taylor
BACKGROUND: Insulin is generally administered to people with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) using multiple daily injections (MDIs), but can also be delivered using infusion pumps. In the UK, pumps are recommended for patients with the greatest need and adult use is less than in comparable countries. Previous trials have been small, of short duration and have failed to control for training in insulin adjustment. OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of pump therapy compared with MDI for adults with T1DM, with both groups receiving equivalent structured training in flexible insulin therapy...
April 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385659/efficacy-and-safety-of-once-weekly-semaglutide-versus-once-daily-sitagliptin-as-an-add-on-to-metformin-thiazolidinediones-or-both-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-sustain-2-a-56-week-double-blind-phase-3a-randomised-trial
#15
Bo Ahrén, Luis Masmiquel, Harish Kumar, Mehmet Sargin, Julie Derving Karsbøl, Sanja Hald Jacobsen, Francis Chow
BACKGROUND: Semaglutide is a novel glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue, suitable for once-weekly subcutaneous administration, in development for treatment of type 2 diabetes. We assessed the efficacy and safety of semaglutide versus the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor sitagliptin in patients with type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled on metformin, thiazolidinediones, or both. METHODS: We did a 56-week, phase 3a, randomised, double-blind, double-dummy, active-controlled, parallel-group, multinational, multicentre trial (SUSTAIN 2) at 128 sites in 18 countries...
May 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355499/quadrivalent-hpv-vaccination-and-the-risk-of-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes
#16
Nikolai M Scheller, Björn Pasternak, Ditte Mølgaard-Nielsen, Henrik Svanström, Anders Hviid
BACKGROUND: The quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is recommended for all girls and women 9 to 26 years of age. Some women will have inadvertent exposure to vaccination during early pregnancy, but few data exist regarding the safety of the quadrivalent HPV vaccine in this context. METHODS: We assessed a cohort that included all the women in Denmark who had a pregnancy ending between October 1, 2006, and November 30, 2013. Using nationwide registers, we linked information on vaccination, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and potential confounders among women in the cohort...
March 30, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349444/ideglira-versus-insulin-glargine-u100-a-long-term-cost-effectiveness-analysis-in-the-us-setting
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Barnaby Hunt, Michelle Mocarski, William J Valentine, Jakob Langer
INTRODUCTION: Treatment with IDegLira has the potential to improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) without the weight gain and with a lower risk of hypoglycemia than with other therapies. The aim of the present analysis was to evaluate the long-term cost-effectiveness of IDegLira versus insulin glargine U100 with re-education and up-titration of the dose for treatment of patients with T2DM failing to achieve glycemic control on basal insulin in the US setting...
June 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349443/cost-effectiveness-of-liraglutide-versus-dapagliflozin-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-type%C3%A2-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-uk
#18
Gabriela Vega-Hernandez, Radek Wojcik, Max Schlueter
INTRODUCTION: To date there is a lack of economic analysis comparing glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) to sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT-2i) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Liraglutide and dapagliflozin are the most commonly prescribed GLP-1RA and SGLT-2i in the UK. This analysis investigated the cost-effectiveness of liraglutide 1.2 and 1.8 mg/day compared to dapagliflozin 10 mg/day for the treatment of T2DM in the UK in patients on dual and triple antidiabetic therapy...
June 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344112/efficacy-and-safety-of-once-weekly-semaglutide-versus-once-daily-insulin-glargine-as-add-on-to-metformin-with-or-without-sulfonylureas-in-insulin-naive-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-sustain-4-a-randomised-open-label-parallel-group-multicentre-multinational
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Vanita R Aroda, Stephen C Bain, Bertrand Cariou, Milivoj Piletič, Ludger Rose, Mads Axelsen, Everton Rowe, J Hans DeVries
BACKGROUND: Several pharmacological treatment options are available for type 2 diabetes; however, many patients do not achieve optimum glycaemic control and therefore new therapies are necessary. We assessed the efficacy and safety of semaglutide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue in clinical development, compared with insulin glargine in patients with type 2 diabetes who were inadequately controlled with metformin (with or without sulfonylureas). METHODS: We did a randomised, open-label, non-inferiority, parallel-group, multicentre, multinational, phase 3a trial (SUSTAIN 4) at 196 sites in 14 countries...
May 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333300/comparison-of-global-gene-expression-profiles-of-microdissected-human-foetal-leydig-cells-with-their-normal-and-hyperplastic-adult-equivalents
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Grete Lottrup, Kirstine Belling, Henrik Leffers, John E Nielsen, Marlene D Dalgaard, Anders Juul, Niels E Skakkebæk, Søren Brunak, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts
STUDY QUESTION: Do human adult Leydig cells (ALCs) within hyperplastic micronodules display characteristics of foetal LCs (FLCs)? SUMMARY ANSWER: The gene expression profiles of FLCs and all ALC subgroups were clearly different, but there were no significant differences in expressed genes between the normally clustered and hyperplastic ALCs. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: LCs are the primary androgen producing cells in males throughout development and appear in chronologically distinct populations; FLCs, neonatal LCs and ALCs...
May 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
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