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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150806/ticagrelor-a-review-in-long-term-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-events
#1
Zaina T Al-Salama, Gillian M Keating, Susan J Keam
Ticagrelor (Brilique(®)) is an orally administered P2Y12 inhibitor. A long-term (maintenance) regimen of ticagrelor 60 mg twice daily is indicated in the EU for coadministration with low-dose aspirin 75-150 mg/day for the secondary prevention of atherothrombotic events in high-risk patients with a history of myocardial infarction (MI) of at least 1 year. Approval is based on the results of the PEGASUS-TIMI 54 trial that compared ticagrelor with placebo (in conjunction with low-dose aspirin) in stable patients who had had a spontaneous MI 1-3 years prior to enrolment and were at high risk of atherothrombotic events...
November 18, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072143/detecting-large-deletions-at-base-pair-level-by-combining-split-read-and-paired-read-data
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Matthew Hayes, Jeremy S Pearson
BACKGROUND: Genomic structural variants (SV) play a significant role in the onset and progression of cancer. Genomic deletions can create oncogenic fusion genes or cause the loss of tumor suppressing gene function which can lead to tumorigenesis by downregulating these genes. Detecting these variants has clinical importance in the treatment of diseases. Furthermore, it is also clinically important to detect their breakpoint boundaries at high resolution. We have generalized the framework of a previously-published algorithm that located translocations, and we have applied that framework to develop a method to locate deletions at base pair level using next-generation sequencing data...
October 16, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031889/outcomes-important-to-burns-patients-during-scar-management-and-how-they-compare-to-the-concepts-captured-in-burn-specific-patient-reported-outcome-measures
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Laura L Jones, Melanie Calvert, Naiem Moiemen, Jonathan J Deeks, Jonathan Bishop, Philip Kinghorn, Jonathan Mathers
BACKGROUND: Pressure garment therapy (PGT) is an established treatment for the prevention and treatment of hypertrophic scarring; however, there is limited evidence for its effectiveness. Burn survivors often experience multiple issues many of which are not adequately captured in current PGT trial measures. To assess the effectiveness of PGT it is important to understand what outcomes matter to patients and to consider whether patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) can be used to ascertain the effect of treatments on patients' health-related quality of life...
October 11, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031888/below-the-surface-parents-views-on-the-factors-that-influence-treatment-adherence-in-paediatric-burn-scar-management-a-qualitative-study
#4
Nicole Andrews, Laura L Jones, Naiem Moiemen, Melanie Calvert, Philip Kinghorn, Ian Litchfield, Jonathan Bishop, Jonathan J Deeks, Jonathan Mathers
INTRODUCTION: Parents have a crucial role to play in burn scar management for their children at a time that is extremely stressful for them and their child. Scar management treatments such as pressure garment therapy (PGT) require high levels of adherence. There has been a lack of research into the factors that may influence adherence in paediatric burn scar management. This qualitative research study has investigated parents' experiences of scar management and their attempts to adhere to treatment at home...
October 11, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969622/a-study-protocol-of-the-effectiveness-of-pegasus-a-multi-centred-study-comparing-an-intervention-to-promote-shared-decision-making-about-breast-reconstruction-with-treatment-as-usual
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Diana Harcourt, Nicole Paraskeva, Paul White, Jane Powell, Alex Clarke
BACKGROUND: Increasingly, women elect breast reconstruction after mastectomy. However, their expectations of surgery are often not met, and dissatisfaction with outcome and ongoing psychosocial concerns and distress are common. We developed a patient-centered intervention, PEGASUS:(Patients' Expectations and Goals: Assisting Shared Understanding of Surgery) which supports shared decision making by helping women clarify their own, individual goals about reconstruction so that they can discuss these with their surgeon...
October 2, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882235/efficacy-and-safety-of-ticagrelor-over%C3%A2-time-in-patients-with-prior-mi-in%C3%A2-pegasus-timi-54
#6
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Marc P Bonaca, Robert F Storey, Pierre Theroux, P Gabriel Steg, Deepak L Bhatt, Marc C Cohen, KyungAh Im, Sabina A Murphy, Giulia Magnani, Ton Oude Ophuis, Mikhail Rudah, Alexander Parkhomenko, Daniel Isaza, Gabriel Kamensky, Assen Goudev, Gilles Montalescot, Eva C Jensen, Per Johanson, Eugene Braunwald, Marc S Sabatine
BACKGROUND: Ticagrelor reduces ischemic risk in patients with prior myocardial infarction (MI). It remains unclear whether ischemic risk and the benefits of prolonged P2Y12 inhibition in this population remain consistent over time. OBJECTIVES: The study sought to investigate the pattern of ischemic risk over time and whether the efficacy and safety of ticagrelor were similar early and late after randomization. METHODS: The PEGASUS-TIMI (Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Prior Heart Attack Using Ticagrelor Compared to Placebo on a Background of Aspirin-Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction) 54 trial randomized patients with prior MI (median 1...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751478/novel-gene-and-network-associations-found-for-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-using-case-control-and-family-based-studies-in-multiethnic-populations
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Priyanka Nakka, Natalie P Archer, Heng Xu, Philip J Lupo, Benjamin J Raphael, Jun J Yang, Sohini Ramachandran
Background: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common childhood cancer, suggesting that germline variants influence ALL risk. Although multiple genome-wide association (GWA) studies have identified variants predisposing children to ALL, it remains unclear whether genetic heterogeneity affects ALL susceptibility and how interactions within and among genes containing ALL-associated variants influence ALL risk.Methods: Here, we jointly analyzed two published datasets of case-control GWA summary statistics along with germline data from ALL case-parent trios...
October 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750695/cost-effectiveness-of-long-term%C3%A2-ticagrelor-in-patients-with-prior-myocardial-infarction-results-from-the-pegasus-timi-54-trial
#8
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Elizabeth A Magnuson, Haiyan Li, Kaijun Wang, Katherine Vilain, Ali Shafiq, Marc P Bonaca, Deepak L Bhatt, Marc Cohen, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Robert F Storey, Eugene Braunwald, Marc S Sabatine, David J Cohen
BACKGROUND: In patients with a myocardial infarction (MI) 1 to 3 years earlier, treatment with ticagrelor + low-dose aspirin (ASA) reduces the risk of cardiovascular (CV) death, MI, or stroke compared with low-dose aspirin alone, but at an increased risk of major bleeding. OBJECTIVES: The authors evaluated cost-effectiveness of ticagrelor + low-dose ASA in patients with prior MI within the prior 3 years. METHODS: The authors performed a prospective economic substudy alongside the PEGASUS-TIMI 54 (Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Prior Heart Attack Using Ticagrelor Compared to Placebo on a Background of Aspirin-Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction 54) trial, which randomized 21,162 patients to ASA alone, ticagrelor 60 mg twice daily + low-dose ASA, or ticagrelor 90 mg twice daily + low-dose ASA...
August 1, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723949/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-and-other-mental-disorders-in-the-general-population-after-lorca-s-earthquakes-2011-murcia-spain-a-cross-sectional-study
#9
Fernando Navarro-Mateu, Diego Salmerón, Gemma Vilagut, Mª José Tormo, Guadalupe Ruíz-Merino, Teresa Escámez, Javier Júdez, Salvador Martínez, Karestan C Koenen, Carmen Navarro, Jordi Alonso, Ronald C Kessler
AIMS: To describe the prevalence and severity of mental disorders and to examine differences in risk among those with and without a lifetime history prior to a moderate magnitude earthquake that took place in Lorca (Murcia, Spain) at roughly the mid-point (on May 11, 2011) of the time interval in which a regional epidemiological survey was already being carried out (June 2010 -May 2012). METHODS: The PEGASUS-Murcia project is a cross-sectional face-to-face interview survey of a representative sample of non-institutionalized adults in Murcia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697492/incidence-and-causes-for-early-ticagrelor-discontinuation-a-real-world-dutch-registry-experience
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Thomas O Bergmeijer, Paul W A Janssen, Mathijs van Oevelen, Dymphie van Rooijen, Thea C Godschalk, Johannes C Kelder, Vera H M Deneer, Victor L Serebruany, Jurriën M Ten Berg
OBJECTIVES: The PLATO trial revealed superiority of ticagrelor over clopidogrel for the prevention of atherothrombotic events in patients with acute coronary syndrome. However, adverse events such as bleeding, dyspnea, and bradycardia were frequently reported, potentially leading to excess early ticagrelor discontinuation (ETD), later confirmed in the PEGASUS trial. We here evaluated the incidence and causes for ETD in a real-world patient cohort in a high-volume nonacademic percutaneous coronary intervention center in the Netherlands...
July 12, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674626/implications-of-the-pegasus-timi-54-trial-for-us-clinical-practice
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Steven M Bradley, Gregory P Hess, Patrick Stewart, Ehrin J Armstrong, Steven A Farmer, Jason H Wasfy, Javier Alfonso Valle, Amneet Sandhu, Thomas M Maddox
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to determine the proportion of real-world patients with myocardial infarction (MI) who would have been eligible for the PEGASUS-TIMI 54 (Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Prior Heart Attack Using Ticagrelor Compared to Placebo on a Background of Aspirin-Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction 54) trial, to characterise their current use of P2Y12 inhibitors and to explore the estimated costs and ischaemic event consequences of increasing P2Y12 inhibitor use among these patients...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641216/psychoeducational-groups-for-adults-with-adhd-and-their-significant-others-pegasus-a-pragmatic-multicenter-and-randomized-controlled-trial
#12
T Hirvikoski, T Lindström, J Carlsson, E Waaler, J Jokinen, S Bölte
OBJECTIVE: To examine the feasibility, efficacy, and effectiveness of PEGASUS, a group-based structured psychoeducation for adults with ADHD and their significant others. METHOD: A pragmatic parallel group add-on design multicenter randomized controlled trial was conducted, comparing an 8-session treatment with PEGASUS (allocated n=97; 48 with ADHD and 49 with significant others) to treatment as usual (TAU, allocated n=82; 39 with ADHD and 43 significant others)...
May 9, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636514/duration-of-dual-anti-platelet-therapy-state-of-the-art-after-the-dapt-and-pegasus-timi-54-trials
#13
Charles Pirlet, Victor Legrand, Astrid Nyssen, Luc Pierard, Olivier Gach
Dual anti-platelet therapy is prescribed in the setting of coronary heart disease for the prevention of stent thrombosis and acute thrombotic events. The optimal duration of dual anti-platelet therapy is still under debate as numerous trials have shown non-inferiority of a strategy of early cessation of one of the agents as compared to the standard practice whereas two larger trials have demonstrated benefit of prolonging dual anti-platelet therapy.
June 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612040/double-shot-mev-electron-diffraction-and-microscopy
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P Musumeci, D Cesar, J Maxson
In this paper, we study by numerical simulations a time-resolved MeV electron scattering mode where two consecutive electron pulses are used to capture the evolution of a material sample on 10 ps time scales. The two electron pulses are generated by illuminating a photocathode in a radiofrequency photogun by two short laser pulses with adjustable delay. A streak camera/deflecting cavity is used after the sample to project the two electron bunches on two well separated regions of the detector screen. By using sufficiently short pulses, the 2D spatial information from each snapshot can be preserved...
July 2017: Structural Dynamics (Melville, N.Y.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597739/one-year-and-longer-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-after-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-belgian-position-paper
#15
Peter R Sinnaeve, Walter Desmet, Olivier Descamps, Sofie Gevaert, Guy De Backer, Philippe Kolh, Mathias Vrolix, Philippe Van De Borne, Antoine De Meester, Marc J Claeys, Christophe Beauloye
Acute coronary syndrome patients receive DAPT up to one year after their initial event. Exceptions to the guideline-recommended one-year rule, however, are not uncommon. The reasoning behind shorter treatments, such as unacceptable bleeding risk or urgent surgery, should be well documented in the patient's charts and discharge letter. Based on recent evidence, patients at high risk for repetitive events should continue on low-dose ticagrelor without a significant interruption at one year and indefinitely in the absence of excess bleeding risk...
February 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345154/outcomes-in-patients-after-myocardial-infarction-similar-to-those-of-the-pegasus-timi-54-trial-a-cohort-study-in-the-french-national-claims-database
#16
Patrick Blin, Caroline Dureau-Pournin, Régis Lassalle, Jérémy Jové, Florence Thomas-Delecourt, Cécile Droz-Perroteau, Nicolas Danchin, Nicholas Moore
AIMS: The present study aims to describe real-life outcomes in stable patients after-myocardial infarction (MI) similar to those in the PEGASUS-TIMI 54 trial (PEGASUS), which found long-term benefits of ticagrelor in patients with a history of MI. METHODS: One-year event-free post-MI patients were identified in the French claims database representative 1/97 sample (2005-2010) and followed for up to 3 years. A PEGASUS-like (PL) population included patients with age ≥ 65 years, or age ≥ 50 and diabetes, renal dysfunction or prior MI, without stroke, end-stage renal failure or oral anticoagulation...
September 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337038/pilot-study-of-methods-for-assessing-unmet-secondary-health-care-need-in-new-zealand
#17
Philip Bagshaw, Susan Bagshaw, Christopher Frampton, Robin Gauld, Terri Green, Charlotte Harris, Andrew Hornblow, Ben Hudson, Antony Raymont, Ann Richardson, Carl Shaw, Les Toop
AIMS: In this pilot study, the primary aim was to compare four potential methods for undertaking a national survey of unmet secondary healthcare need in New Zealand (one collecting data from GPs, and three from community surveys). The secondary aim was to obtain an estimate of the prevalence of unmet secondary healthcare need, to inform sample size calculations for a national survey. METHODS: An electronic system was set up for GPs in Christchurch (Pegasus PHO) and Auckland (Auckland PHO) to record cases of unmet need as encountered in clinics...
March 24, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300867/consistent-platelet-inhibition-with-ticagrelor-60-mg-twice-daily-following-myocardial-infarction-regardless-of-diabetes-status
#18
Mark R Thomas, Dominick J Angiolillo, Marc P Bonaca, Ramzi A Ajjan, Heather M Judge, Fabiana Rollini, Francesco Franchi, Arif J Ahsan, Deepak L Bhatt, Julia F Kuder, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Marc Cohen, Rangasamy Muthusamy, Marc S Sabatine, Robert F Storey
Diabetes increases cardiovascular risk and reduces pharmacodynamic response to some oral antiplatelet drugs. This study aimed to determine whether ticagrelor 60 mg twice daily (bid) provided potent and consistent platelet inhibition in patients with vs without diabetes in the PEGASUS-TIMI 54 platelet function substudy. Out of 180 patients studied, 58 patients were randomised to and had received at least four weeks of ticagrelor 60 mg bid, with 20 (34 %) having diabetes, 58 patients received ticagrelor 90 mg bid, with 12 (21 %) having diabetes, and 64 patients received placebo, with 18 (28 %) having diabetes...
March 16, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097533/long-term-use-of-ticagrelor-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#19
REVIEW
Sara Ariotti, Giuseppe Gargiulo, Marco Valgimigli
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to summarize and discuss safety and effectiveness of the long-term use of ticagrelor in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). RECENT FINDINGS: Ticagrelor is an orally administered, direct, and reversible inhibitor of the P2Y12-platelet receptor. Long-term use of ticagrelor in patients with previous myocardial infarction (MI) has been investigated in the PEGASUS-TIMI-54 trial. Overall, 21,162 patients with a spontaneous MI 1 to 3 years before randomization were randomly assigned to ticagrelor 90 mg bid, ticagrelor 60 mg bid, or placebo...
January 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010934/facilitating-shared-decision-making-with-breast-augmentation-patients-acceptability-of-the-pegasus-intervention
#20
Nicole Paraskeva, Alex Clarke, Rajiv Grover, Stephen Hamilton, Simon Withey, Diana Harcourt
BACKGROUND: PEGASUS is an intervention to facilitate shared decision-making by helping prospective patients consider their expectations of surgery, so that surgeons have a clear understanding of their individual goals. To date, shared decision-making interventions within aesthetic surgery are lacking. The present mixed methods study therefore explored the acceptability of implementing PEGASUS into routine private practice with breast augmentation patients and aesthetic providers. METHOD: Seventeen women presenting for breast augmentation surgery from three practices received the PEGASUS intervention pre-operatively and completed a process evaluation post-operatively...
February 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
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