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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327613/potential-immunotherapies-for-sarcoidosis
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Van Le, Elliott D Crouser
Sarcoidosis is a chronic granulomatous inflammatory disease that commonly causes lung disease, but can affect other vital organs and tissues. The cause of sarcoidosis is unknown, and current therapies are commonly limited by lack of efficacy, adverse side effects, and excessive cost. Areas covered: The manuscript will provide a review of current concepts relating to the pathogenesis of sarcoidosis, and how these disease mechanisms may be leveraged to develop more effective treatments for sarcoidosis. It provides only a brief summary of currently accepted therapy, while focusing more extensively on potential novel therapies...
January 12, 2018: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327527/role-and-relevance-of-blood-pressure-variability-in-hypertension-related-co-morbidities
#2
Ashok Kumar, B C Kalmath, Georgi Abraham, Johann Christopher, Pln Kaparthi, Louie Fischer, Neeta Deshpande, N K Mishra, Praveen Raj, Rajesh Javerani, Ramesh Goyal, Reefa Dsouza, Shashank R Joshi
Despite maintaining mean blood pressure at optimal levels, cardiovascular complications still occur in hypertensive patients. Blood pressure variability (BPV) has been implicated as a prominent factor responsible for incurring this additional risk. In this review we attempted to generate a consensus on the importance of BPV in the hypertension management and to evaluate different therapeutic options available to reduce BPV. Panel comprising of 11 leading experts from India in different areas of clinical practice (including nephrology, diabetes and endocrinology, cardiology, and critical care medicine) was convened...
December 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326430/emt-in-cancer
#3
REVIEW
Thomas Brabletz, Raghu Kalluri, M Angela Nieto, Robert A Weinberg
Similar to embryonic development, changes in cell phenotypes defined as an epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) have been shown to play a role in the tumorigenic process. Although the first description of EMT in cancer was in cell cultures, evidence for its role in vivo is now widely reported but also actively debated. Moreover, current research has exemplified just how complex this phenomenon is in cancer, leaving many exciting, open questions for researchers to answer in the future. With these points in mind, we asked four scientists for their opinions on the role of EMT in cancer and the challenges faced by scientists working in this fast-moving field...
January 12, 2018: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325081/dissatisfaction-with-current-integration-reforms-of-health-insurance-schemes-in-china-are-they-a-success-and-what-matters
#4
Linghan Shan, Miaomiao Zhao, Ning Ning, Yanhua Hao, Ye Li, Libo Liang, Zheng Kang, Hong Sun, Ding Ding, Baohua Liu, Chao Liang, Miao Yu, Qunhong Wu, Mo Hao, Hua Fan
Integration reforms have been piloted as key policies to address the fragmented health insurance system in China. They are also regarded as a better choice for realizing a Universal Basic Medical Insurance System (UBMIS). This study has attempted to explore the determinants that may affect respondents' dissatisfaction with the reforms. The aim is to provide evidence for more effective policy adjustment during the next round of nationwide integration reforms in China. A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted in Ningbo, Chongqing and Heilongjiang from 2014 to 2015...
January 6, 2018: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324957/trends-in-the-job-market-of-nurses-in-the-view-of-managers
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Jonas Sâmi Albuquerque de Oliveira, Denise Elvira Pires de Pires, Ângela Maria Alvarez, Roseni Rosângela de Sena, Soraya Maria de Medeiros, Selma Regina de Andrade
OBJECTIVE: to identify and interpret the main trends of the labor market for nurses in Rio Grande do Norte, based on the opinion of managers of training institutions and employers. METHOD: Data were collected through interviews with key informants, organized using Atlas.ti software resources and examined under the thematic content review. RESULTS: the study showed six trends in the labor market of nurses: availability of professionals to the market; worsening working conditions with precariousness; indication for insertion in employment; unemployment for nurses; shortage of nurses; and the existence of a cooperative of nursing professionals...
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324561/nursing-minimum-data-sets-for-documenting-nutritional-care-for-adults-in-primary-healthcare-a-scoping-review
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Sasja Jul Håkonsen, Preben Ulrich Pedersen, Merete Bjerrum, Ann Bygholm, Micah D J Peters
OBJECTIVE: To identify all published nutritional screening instruments that have been validated in the adult population in primary healthcare settings and to report on their psychometric validity. INTRODUCTION: Within health care, there is an urgent need for the systematic collection of nursing care data in order to make visible what nurses do and to facilitate comparison, quality assurance, management, research and funding of nursing care. To be effective, nursing records should accurately and comprehensively document all required information to support safe and high quality care of patients...
January 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324067/mao-inhibitors-and-their-wider-applications-a-patent-review
#7
Simone Carradori, Daniela Secci, Jacques P Petzer
Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, after the initial "golden age", are currently used as third-line antidepressants (selective MAO-A inhibitors) or clinically enrolled as co-adjuvants for neurodegenerative diseases (selective MAO-B inhibitors). However, the research within this field is always increasing due to their pivotal role in modulating synaptic functions and monoamines metabolism. Areas covered: In this paper, MAO inhibitors (2015-2017) are disclosed ordering all the patents according to their chemical scaffold...
January 11, 2018: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323575/phase-ii-investigational-oral-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-radio-chemotherapy-induced-oral-mucositis
#8
Stephen T Sonis, Alessandro Villa
Oral mucositis is a significant unmet clinical need for many cancer patients. The biological complexity of mucositis' pathogenesis provides a number of mechanistic targets suitable as pharmacologic targets. The diversity of targets has stimulated drug development in search of an effective intervention. In this paper, we review a range of agents that are currently being evaluated. Areas covered: Drugs for management of oral mucositis vary in formulation, route of administration and biological target. Most propose to interrupt the initiation of injury by suppressing activation of the innate immune response or countering oxidative stress, or minimizing downstream inflammatory responses...
January 11, 2018: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323560/the-prospects-for-combination-therapy-with-capecitabine-in-the-rapidly-evolving-treatment-landscape-of-renal-cell-carcinoma
#9
Mehmet Asim Bilen, Jennifer Wilkinson-Carlisle, Guru Sonpavde
Although significant advances have been made in the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), patients still develop resistance to standard therapies and require the administration of subsequent lines of treatment. New therapeutic approaches are thus imperative to improve the prognosis for patients with RCC. Areas covered: Based on the current literature, we summarize the treatment of metastatic RCC, including the use of cytotoxic chemotherapy, in this review article. We also review the existing scientific literature regarding the role of capecitabine in the treatment of RCC...
January 11, 2018: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323537/investigational-therapies-targeting-cd37-for-the-treatment-of-b-cell-lymphoid-malignancies
#10
Magdalena Witkowska, Piotr Smolewski, Tadeusz Robak
While chemotherapy still remains a cornerstone of oncologic therapy, immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies has steadily improved the treatment strategy for several hematologic malignancies. New treatment options need to be developed for relapsed and refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) patients. Currently, novel agents targeting specific molecules on the surface of lymphoma cells, such as anti-CD37 antibodies, are under considerable investigation. Here we report on anti-CD37 targeting for the treatment of patients with B-cell NHL...
January 11, 2018: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322950/a-medical-legal-perspective-on-overlapping-surgery
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Alan M Scarrow
In the U.S., there has recently been increased scrutiny on the appropriateness of surgeons performing overlapping cases and the potential for adverse consequences. This article describes the current literature on overlapping surgery and the ethics that guide behavior by performing a review of the PUBMED literature on overlapping surgery and analysis. Although the literature on overlapping surgery supports it as a safe practice, some public opinion runs contrary to the data, which is driving changes in policy...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321547/polycythemia-vera-treatment-algorithm-2018
#12
REVIEW
Ayalew Tefferi, Alessandro M Vannucchi, Tiziano Barbui
Recently reported mature survival data have confirmed the favorable prognosis in polycythemia vera (PV), with an estimated median survival of 24 years, in patients younger than age 60 years old. Currently available drugs for PV have not been shown to prolong survival or alter the natural history of the disease and are instead indicated primarily for prevention of thrombosis. Unfortunately, study endpoints that are being utilized in currently ongoing clinical trials in PV do not necessarily target clinically or biologically relevant outcomes, such as thrombosis, survival, or morphologic remission, and are instead focused on components of disease palliation...
January 10, 2018: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320584/the-male-aesthetic-patient-facial-anatomy-concepts-of-attractiveness-and-treatment-patterns
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Terrence C Keaney, Robert Anolik, André Braz, Michael Eidelman, Joseph A Eviatar, Jeremy B Green, Derek H Jones, Vic A Narurkar, Anthony M Rossi, Conor J Gallagher
<p>BACKGROUND: The number of nonsurgical aesthetic procedures performed in men is growing rapidly. However, there are limited data on treatment principles and goals for the male aesthetic patient.</p> <p>OBJECTIVE: To review the objective data available on male aging and aesthetics and to synthesize with expert opinion on treatment considerations specific to male patients.</p> <p>METHODS: Expert advisors met to discuss anatomical differences in male versus female facial anatomy related to aging, facial treatment preferences in aesthetically oriented men, and current dosing data for facial injectable treatments in male versus female patients...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319604/the-european-society-of-regional-anaesthesia-and-pain-therapy-american-society-of-regional-anesthesia-and-pain-medicine-recommendations-on-local-anesthetics-and-adjuvants-dosage-in-pediatric-regional-anesthesia
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Santhanam Suresh, Claude Ecoffey, Adrian Bosenberg, Per-Anne Lonnqvist, Gildasio S de Oliveira, Oscar de Leon Casasola, José de Andrés, Giorgio Ivani
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dosage of local anesthetics (LAs) used for regional anesthesia in children is not well determined. In order to evaluate and come to a consensus regarding some of these controversial topics, The European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA) and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) developed a Joint Committee Practice Advisory on Local Anesthetics and Adjuvants Dosage in Pediatric Regional Anesthesia. METHODS: Representatives from both ASRA and ESRA composed the joint committee practice advisory...
January 9, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318354/li-rads-a-glimpse-into-the-future
#15
REVIEW
Claude B Sirlin, Ania Z Kielar, An Tang, Mustafa R Bashir
This article provides a glimpse into the future of the Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS), discussing the immediate and long-term plans for its continuing improvement and expansion. To complement the Core and Essentials components of the latest version of LI-RADS, a comprehensive manual will be released soon, and it will include technical recommendations, management guidance, as well as reporting instructions and templates. In this article, we briefly review the process by which LI-RADS has been developed until now, a process guided by a variable combination of data, expert opinion, and desire for congruency with other diagnostic systems in North America...
January 9, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317810/inhaled-therapies-in-patients-with-moderate-copd-in-clinical-practice-current-thinking
#16
REVIEW
Amnon Ariel, Alan Altraja, Andrey Belevskiy, Piotr W Boros, Edvardas Danila, Matjaz Fležar, Vladimir Koblizek, Zvi G Fridlender, Kosta Kostov, Alvils Krams, Branislava Milenkovic, Attila Somfay, Ruzena Tkacova, Neven Tudoric, Ruxandra Ulmeanu, Arschang Valipour
COPD is a complex, heterogeneous condition. Even in the early clinical stages, COPD carries a significant burden, with breathlessness frequently leading to a reduction in exercise capacity and changes that correlate with long-term patient outcomes and mortality. Implementation of an effective management strategy is required to reduce symptoms, preserve lung function, quality of life, and exercise capacity, and prevent exacerbations. However, current clinical practice frequently differs from published guidelines on the management of COPD...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316824/fear-of-communicating-fear-versus-fear-of-terrorism-a-human-rights-violation-or-a-sign-of-our-time
#17
Chika Anyanwu
At its very first session, the United Nations General Assembly, adopted Resolution 59(I) which states that "freedom of information is a fundamental human right and … the touchstone of all the freedoms to which the United Nations is consecrated". In 1948, it proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Paris. Article 19 of that Declaration states that "everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers"...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315006/the-role-of-iloprost-on-bone-oedema-and-osteonecrosis-review-of-current-evidence
#18
Ippokratis Pountos, Peter V Giannoudis
Iloprost is a commercially available prostaglandin I2 (PGI2) analogue that is shown to have antithrombotic, vasodilatative and antiproliferative effects. A number of clinical studies have shown that Iloprost can be effective in the management of bone marrow oedema and the treatment of avascular necrosis. The aim of this manuscript is to present our current understanding on the effect of Iloprost on the treatment of these conditions. Areas covered: The authors offer a comprehensive review of the existing literature on the experimental and clinical studies analysing the effect of Iloprost on bone, bone marrow oedema and avascular necrosis...
January 9, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314873/2018-aaha-diabetes-management-guidelines-for-dogs-and-cats
#19
Ellen Behrend, Amy Holford, Patty Lathan, Renee Rucinsky, Rhonda Schulman
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common disease encountered in canine and feline medicine. The 2018 AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats revise and update earlier guidelines published in 2010. The 2018 guidelines retain much of the information in the earlier guidelines that continues to be applicable in clinical practice, along with new information that represents current expert opinion on controlling DM. An essential aspect of successful DM management is to ensure that the owner of a diabetic dog or cat is capable of administering insulin, recognizing the clinical signs of inadequately managed DM, and monitoring blood glucose levels at home, although this is ideal but not mandatory; all topics that are reviewed in the guidelines...
January 2018: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310963/guidance-on-noncorticosteroid-systemic-immunomodulatory-therapy-in-noninfectious-uveitis-fundamentals-of-care-for-uveitis-focus-initiative
#20
REVIEW
Andrew D Dick, James T Rosenbaum, Hassan A Al-Dhibi, Rubens Belfort, Antoine P Brézin, Soon Phaik Chee, Janet L Davis, Athimalaipet V Ramanan, Koh-Hei Sonoda, Ester Carreño, Heloisa Nascimento, Sawsen Salah, Sherveen Salek, Jay Siak, Laura Steeples
TOPIC: An international, expert-led consensus initiative to develop systematic, evidence-based recommendations for the treatment of noninfectious uveitis in the era of biologics. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: The availability of biologic agents for the treatment of human eye disease has altered practice patterns for the management of noninfectious uveitis. Current guidelines are insufficient to assure optimal use of noncorticosteroid systemic immunomodulatory agents. METHODS: An international expert steering committee comprising 9 uveitis specialists (including both ophthalmologists and rheumatologists) identified clinical questions and, together with 6 bibliographic fellows trained in uveitis, conducted a Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses protocol systematic review of the literature (English language studies from January 1996 through June 2016; Medline [OVID], the Central Cochrane library, EMBASE, CINAHL, SCOPUS, BIOSIS, and Web of Science)...
January 5, 2018: Ophthalmology
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