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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332573/torsades-de-pointes-in-patients-with-polymyalgia-rheumatica
#1
Pietro Enea Lazzerini, Iacopo Bertolozzi, Maurizio Acampa, Rosella Fulceri, Franco Laghi-Pasini, Pier Leopoldo Capecchi
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) represents the most common inflammatory rheumatic disease of the elderly. It is characterized by synovitis of proximal joints and extra-articular synovial structures, along with chronic high-grade systemic inflammation. PMR is closely related to giant cell arteritis (GCA), a large-vessel vasculitis that involves the major branches of the aorta, particularly the extracranial branches of carotid artery including temporal arteries. It is currently believed that PMR and GCA may represent different manifestations of the same disease process...
January 10, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316928/risk-of-fracture-among-patients-with-polymyalgia-rheumatica-and-giant-cell-arteritis-a-population-based-study
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Zoe Paskins, Rebecca Whittle, Alyshah Abdul Sultan, Sara Muller, Milica Blagojevic-Bucknall, Toby Helliwell, Samantha Hider, Edward Roddy, Christian Mallen
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoids are associated with increased fracture risk and are the mainstay of treatment in polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA). However, fracture risk in these conditions has not been previously quantified. The aim of this study was to quantify the risk of fracture among patients with PMR and GCA. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using primary care records from the UK-based Clinical Practice Research Datalink...
January 10, 2018: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310688/effect-of-eicosapentaenoic-acid-docosahexaenoic-acid-on-coronary-high-intensity-plaques-detected-with-non-contrast-t1-weighted-imaging-the-aquamarine-epa-dha-study-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kazuhiro Nakao, Teruo Noguchi, Yasuhide Asaumi, Yoshiaki Morita, Tomoaki Kanaya, Masashi Fujino, Hayato Hosoda, Shuichi Yoneda, Shoji Kawakami, Toshiyuki Nagai, Kensaku Nishihira, Takahiro Nakashima, Reon Kumasaka, Tetsuo Arakawa, Fumiyuki Otsuka, Michio Nakanishi, Yu Kataoka, Yoshio Tahara, Yoichi Goto, Haruko Yamamoto, Toshimitsu Hamasaki, Satoshi Yasuda
BACKGROUND: Despite the success of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin) therapy in reducing atherosclerotic cardiovascular events, a residual risk for cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) remains. Long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC n-3 PUFAs), especially eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are promising anti-atherosclerosis agents that might reduce the residual CAD risk. Non-contrast T1-weighted imaging (T1WI) with cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) less invasively identifies high-risk coronary plaques as high-intensity signals...
January 8, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260419/comparative-effectiveness-of-preoperative-paravertebral-block-for-post-mastectomy-reconstruction-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Anaeze C Offodile, Mario A Aycart, Jodi B Segal
INTRODUCTION: Paravertebral block (PVB) has emerged as a viable strategy for improving postoperative outcomes in breast surgery; however, it is unclear whether these benefits extend to recipients of post-mastectomy reconstruction (PMR). METHODS: A systematic search of the PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane Library electronic databases was conducted for all studies matching the a priori inclusion criteria (inception to 1 March 2017). Independent assessment by two reviewers, in stages, of the title/abstract and full text was performed...
December 19, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245361/effects-of-remifentanil-with-or-without-midazolam-pretreatment-on-the-95-effective-dose-of-propofol-for-loss-of-consciousness-during-induction-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#5
Jae Chul Koh, Juyeon Park, Na Young Kim, Ann Hee You, Seo Hee Ko, Dong Woo Han
BACKGROUND: Propofol is a rapid, efficient hypnotic agent with antiemetic effects. However, a high dosage is related to hemodynamic abnormalities such as hypotension and bradycardia. Pretreatment with remifentanil can decrease injection pain and stabilize hemodynamics during the induction period. Remifentanil or midazolam in combination with propofol can provide synergistic or additive effects during anesthesia induction. However, the hypnotic doses of propofol required in patients who receive pretreatment with remifentanil or midazolam remain unclear...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244076/reference-brain-blood-concentrations-of-citalopram-duloxetine-mirtazapine-and-sertraline
#6
Michael Nedahl, Sys Stybe Johansen, Kristian Linnet
Postmortem blood samples may not accurately reflect antemortem drug concentrations, as the levels of some drugs increase due to postmortem redistribution (PMR). The brain has been suggested as an alternative sampling site. The anatomically secluded site of the brain limits redistribution and prolongs the detection window, thereby enabling sampling from deceased individuals where blood is no longer suitable for analysis. We report concentrations in brain tissue and blood from 91 cases for the four antidepressants citalopram, duloxetine, mirtazapine and sertraline...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242702/proliferative-synovitis-of-the-shoulder-bursae-is-a-key-feature-for-discriminating-elderly-onset-rheumatoid-arthritis-mimicking-polymyalgia-rheumatica-from-polymyalgia-rheumatica
#7
Takeshi Suzuki, Ryochi Yoshida, Yuka Hidaka, Yu Seri
Semiquantitative scoring for subacromial bursa (SAB), subdeltoid bursa (SDB), and subcoracoid bursa by both gray-scale (GS) and power Doppler (PD) ultrasonography was performed in 15 patients with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) (72.6 ± 7.7 years old) and 15 patients with elderly onset rheumatoid arthritis with PMR-like onset (pm-EORA) (70.7 ± 7.0 years old) before starting treatment. The GS grades of SAB were significantly higher in the shoulders with pm-EORA than in the shoulders with PMR. The GS and PD scores of SAB and the PD scores of SDB were significantly higher in pm-EORA than in PMR cases...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233271/know-your-medicine-a-novel-student-led-community-service-learning-program
#8
Crystal K Howell, Kelly R Reveles, Leroy C Knodel, Nancy R Pattyn, Christopher R Frei
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this article is to describe the efforts of the student pharmacist organization called Know Your Medicine (KYM) as they conduct medication therapy management (MTM) for older adults and underserved communities. METHODS: Patients brought medications, immunization records, and health concerns to KYM events during academic years 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. Student pharmacists performed health screenings, created personalized medication records (PMR), made recommendations, created personal action plans (PAP), and conducted follow-up phone calls...
May 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229634/genomic-insights-into-colistin-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-from-a-tunisian-teaching-hospital
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Nadia Jaidane, Rémy A Bonnin, Wejdene Mansour, Delphine Girlich, Elodie Creton, Garance Colleton, Cherifa Chaouch, Noureddine Boujaafar, Olfa Bouallegue, Thierry Naas
The emergence of colistin-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CoRKp) is a public health concern since this antibiotic has become the last line of treatment for infections caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negatives. In this study, we have investigated the molecular basis of colistin-resistance in 13 MDR Kp isolated from 12 patients in a teaching hospital in Sousse, Tunisia. Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) was used to decipher the molecular mechanism of colistin-resistance and to identify the resistome of these CoRKp It revealed a genome of ca...
December 11, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208632/right-ventricular-exercise-contractile-reserve-and-outcomes-after-early-surgery-for-primary-mitral-regurgitation
#10
Emilie Vitel, Elena Galli, Christophe Leclercq, Maxime Fournet, Christian Bosseau, Hervé Corbineau, Guillame Bouzille, Erwan Donal
OBJECTIVE: To assess if the lack of development of right ventricular (RV) contractile reserve during exercise echocardiography (ex-echo) might be a predictor of postoperative major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) in patients with primary mitral regurgitation (pMR) undergoing early surgery. METHODS: Comprehensive resting and ex-echo were performed in 142 asymptomatic patients (58±21 years, 68% men, New York Heart Association functional class ≤2) with isolated severe pMR and preserved left ventricular (LV) function (LV ejection >60%, LV end-systolic diameter <45 mm) undergoing mitral valve replacement (n=20) or repair...
December 5, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192568/-polymyalgia-rheumatica-new-developments-and-challenges
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D E Marsman, A A den Broeder, N Boers, A van der Maas
- Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory rheumatic disorder in which inflammation markers, both erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and CRP values, are often elevated. However, a non-abnormal ESR or CRP value does not preclude the diagnosis.- PMR is an arbitrary diagnosis and presents both diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.- Imaging diagnostics, such as echography, MRI or FDG-PET/CT, may potentially be applied more frequently as a second-line investigation when there is doubt concerning the diagnosis...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191375/rheumatologic-symptoms-in-oncologic-patients-on-pd-1-inhibitors
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Wilson F Kuswanto, Lindsey A MacFarlane, Lydia Gedmintas, Alexandra Mulloy, Toni K Choueiri, Bonnie L Bermas
OBJECTIVE: Immune checkpoint inhibitors are effective cancer therapies that have been associated with immune-related adverse events (irAEs). Recent reports of irAEs describe symptoms resembling classic rheumatologic syndromes, most notably associated with cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) inhibitor blockade. Though cases have been described, there are fewer reports of rheumatologic disease associated with programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) inhibitors. Here, we describe a series of four patients presenting to the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Arthritis Center with de novo polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)-type conditions and/or peripheral synovitis after treatment with PD-1/PD-Ligand 1 (PD-L1) pathway inhibitors...
October 31, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182215/a-measurement-protocol-for-the-marginal-and-internal-fit-of-all-ceramic-crowns
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N Abdulhameed, J-F Roulet, C Chen, H Hussein
AIMS: To evaluate in vitro the influence of firing on marginal and internal fit of all-ceramic milled and pressed lithium-disilicate crowns. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One Standardized model with 1.6mm occlusal and 1.4mm axial reduction was used to fabricate 64 crowns. Using a factorial design, eight groups of lithium disilicate ceramics (n=8) using P=press, C=CAD/CAM, M=monolithic, O=coping, V=veneered, R=as produced: PMR, PMG, POR, PVG, CMR, CMG, COR, CVG. Crowns were produced and cemented on stone dies, then embedded in clear epoxy resin and sectioned into two plains...
December 1, 2017: European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160620/dna-methylation-of-mb-comt-in-malaysian-schizophrenia-patients
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Abd Rahim Nour El Huda, Ku Zaifah Norsidah, Rahim Mohd Nabil Fikri, Mohd Noor Hanisah, Abdullah Kartini, A Talib Norlelawati
AIM: This study examined catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) DNA methylation in the peripheral blood of schizophrenia patients and also in healthy controls to investigate its potential use as a peripheral biomarker of schizophrenia and its relationships with the clinical variables of schizophrenia patients. METHODS: We examined the DNA methylation levels of COMT using genomic DNA from the peripheral blood of schizophrenia patients (n = 138) and healthy control participants (n = 132); all were Malaysian Malays...
November 21, 2017: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144171/circadian-gene-methylation-in-rotating-shift-nurses-a-cross-sectional-study
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Edyta Reszka, Edyta Wieczorek, Monika Przybek, Ewa Jabłońska, Paweł Kałużny, Agnieszka Bukowska-Damska, Shanbeh Zienolddiny, Beata Pepłońska
Investigating the methylation status of the circadian genes may contribute to a better understanding of the shift work-related circadian disruption in individuals exposed to artificial light at night. In the present study, we determined the methylation status of the circadian genes associated with a shift work pattern among nurses and midwives participating in a cross-sectional study in Lodz, Poland. Quantitative methylation polymerase chain reaction assays were used to assess promoter CpG methylation in PER1, PER2, PER3, CRY1, CRY2, BMAL1, CLOCK, and NPAS2 in genomic DNA from whole blood of 347 women having a rotating-shift work schedule and 363 women working days only...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136389/factors-that-influence-fda-decisions-for-postmarketing-requirements-and-commitments-during-review-of-oncology-products
#16
Atsushi Hyogo, Masayuki Kaneko, Mamoru Narukawa
PURPOSE: With the recent use of expedited drug development and approval programs for several oncology products in the United States, the importance of postmarketing plans to confirm clinical benefits and safety is increasing. To discuss postmarketing requirements (PMRs) and postmarketing commitments (PMCs) required for oncology products approved in the United States, we investigated the factors that influenced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decisions for PMR/PMCs during FDA review...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136209/use-of-18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-of-polymyalgia-rheumatica-a-prospective-study-of-99-patients
#17
Liesbet Henckaerts, Olivier Gheysens, Steven Vanderschueren, Karolien Goffin, Daniel Blockmans
Objective: Previous studies have shown that the majority of patients with PMR have increased 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake around the shoulders, hips and processes of the cervical and lumbar spine on PET. The specificity of these findings for PMR is, however, not known. Methods: We prospectively included 99 consecutive patients with a possible clinical diagnosis of PMR. All patients underwent 18F-FDG-PET scanning before treatment with glucocorticoids was started...
October 7, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128213/the-effects-of-feeding-a-partial-mixed-ration-plus-a-top-dress-before-feeding-on-milk-production-and-the-daily-rhythm-of-feed-intake-and-plasma-hormones-and-metabolites-in-dairy-cows
#18
M Niu, K J Harvatine
Total mixed rations (TMR) are commonly fed to dairy cows with a goal of reducing ruminal acidosis, but the daily pattern of feed intake has major implication for rumen fermentation and postabsorptive physiology. Generally there is low feed intake during the overnight period and high intake after feeding and during the afternoon. The objective of this study was to determine if feeding a partial mixed ration (PMR) plus a high starch top-dress before feeding of the PMR would improve production and modify key daily rhythms...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125905/arthritis-after-cancer-immunotherapy-symptom-duration-and-treatment-response
#19
Melanie H Smith, Anne R Bass
OBJECTIVE: Musculoskeletal manifestations of immune related adverse events (irAEs) after checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy for cancer remain incompletely characterized and poorly understood. A recently published case series suggested that immunotherapy-induced arthritis is an aggressive process requiring high dose corticosteroids. METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review of all patients with musculoskeletal irAEs first seen by one of the authors between 2014 and 2016...
November 10, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124397/long-term-glucocorticoid-treatment-in-patients-with-polymyalgia-rheumatica-giant-cell-arteritis-or-both-diseases-results-from-a-national-rheumatology-database
#20
Katinka Albrecht, Dörte Huscher, Frank Buttgereit, Martin Aringer, Guido Hoese, Wolfgang Ochs, Katja Thiele, Angela Zink
The objective of this study was to evaluate glucocorticoid (GC) use in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), giant cell arteritis (GCA) or both diseases (PMR + GCA) under rheumatological care. Data from patients with PMR (n = 1420), GCA (n = 177) or PMR + GCA (n = 261) from the National Database of the German Collaborative Arthritis Centers were analyzed regarding GCs and related comorbidities (osteoporosis, diabetes and cardiovascular disease), stratified by disease duration (DD). Longitudinal data were analyzed for all patients with a DD ≤ 2 years at database entry (n = 1397)...
November 9, 2017: Rheumatology International
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