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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097722/antimicrobial-utilization-in-an-iraqi-province-a-comprehensive-evaluation-of-antibiotic-source-and-cost
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Ali A Al-Jumaili, Ahmed H Hussein, Mohammed D Al-Rekabi, Saba A Raheem, Erika J Ernst
PURPOSE: The aims were to calculate total systemic antibiotic consumption and cost in both public and private sectors in all care settings in Al-Najaf province, Iraq, during 2012, recognize the percentage of each pharmacological class for the dispensed antibiotics and identify oral and parenteral antibiotic percentages dispensed and the portions manufactured nationally and imported. METHODS: Cross-sectional study was conducted in Al-Najaf to calculate the total cost and quantities of antibiotics consumed during 2012 using World Health Organization Guidelines for Defined Daily Dose (DDD)...
February 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097366/statin-eligibility-under-american-and-european-cholesterol-guidelines
#2
Erling Falk, Martin Bødtker Mortensen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097333/statin-eligibility-under-american-and-european-cholesterol-guidelines-reply
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Jerry C Lee, Tomasz Zdrojewski, Ann Marie Navar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097100/hepatitis-c-virus-a-review-of-treatment-guidelines-cost-effectiveness-and-access-to-therapy
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REVIEW
Shaina M Lynch, George Y Wu
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection remains a significant medical concern in the United States and around the world. It is still one of the leading causes of chronic liver disease, and, for more than 20 years, there has been little progress in the treatment of HCV infection. The advent of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) initiated the era of high efficacy and well-tolerated medications with high cure rates. The efficacy of these medications has prompted many professional societies around the world to update their treatment guidelines to include DAAs as first-line treatment...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096137/introduction-to-the-yogurt-in-nutrition-initiative-at-the-first-symposium-of-yogurt-in-mexico-the-balanced-diet-initiative
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Armando R Tovar, Guadalupe Herrera
In some European countries, yogurt consumption is common. However, such consumption is not common in Latin America, particularly in Mexico, partially because of the lack of a cultural tradition of consuming yogurt. Moreover, we also know that little information about the health benefits associated with yogurt consumption has been provided to the Mexican population. Thus, there is an immediate need to provide, at least to the nutrition community in the country, current scientific evidence about the health benefits of yogurt, with the aim that yogurt be included as part of the functional foods recommended to the population...
January 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095843/the-tidal-waves-of-connected-health-devices-with-healthcare-applications-consequences-on-privacy-and-care-management-in-european-healthcare-systems
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Francois-André Allaert, Noël-Jean Mazen, Louis Legrand, Catherine Quantin
BACKGROUND: The market for Connected Health Devices (CHD) with healthcare applications is growing fast and should be worth several billion euros in turnover in the coming years. Their development will completely transform the organisation of our healthcare system, profoundly change the way patients are managed and revolutionizes disease prevention. MAIN BODY: The CHD with healthcare applications is a tidal wave that has societal impact calling into question the privacy of patients' personal and healthcare information and its protection in secure systems...
January 17, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095287/nanomaterials-a-new-and-former-public-health-issue-the-case-of-slovakia
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Stanislav Kuka, Marta Hurbánková, Martina Drličková, Tibor Baška, Henrieta Hudečková, Zuzana Tatarková
Nanoparticles exist for a long time as both inorganic and organic parts of nature. Recently, massive expansion of nanotechnologies is evidenced, together with intentional production of new nanoparticles which have not been in contact with living organisms until now. Besides obvious positive aspects, potential threats related to their exposure should be taken into consideration. Unique physical-chemical properties of nanoparticles cause a high bioactivity following their intake (through air, ingestion and skin) and unrestricted spread in exposed organs...
December 2016: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094162/intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
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Masayuki Nakano, Shun-Ichi Ariizumi, Masakazu Yamamoto
Cholangiocarcinoma, also referred to as cholangiocellular carcinoma (particularly in Japan), develops along the biliary tract. The tumor may be intra- or extrahepatic and have different features with specific treatments based on the site of origin. Guidelines for diagnosis and management of cholangiorcarcinoma, such as those proposed by EASL (European Association for the Study of the Liver)(1) and the Mayo Clinic(2) classify the tumor into intrahepatic, perihilar, and distal cholangiocarcinoma. There are three main macroscopic patterns of growth of cholangiocarcinoma: mass-forming, periductal-infiltrating and intraductal...
January 5, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093642/the-ethical-framework-for-performing-research-with-rare-inherited-neurometabolic-disease-patients
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Viviana Giannuzzi, Hugo Devlieger, Lucia Margari, Viveca Lena Odlind, Lamis Ragab, Cinzia Maria Bellettato, Francesca D'Avanzo, Christina Lampe, Linda Cassis, Elisenda Cortès-Saladelafont, Ángels Garcia Cazorla, Ivo Barić, Ljerka Cvitanović-Šojat, Ksenija Fumić, Christine I Dali, Franco Bartoloni, Fedele Bonifazi, Maurizio Scarpa, Adriana Ceci
: The need for performing clinical trials to develop well-studied and appropriate medicines for inherited neurometabolic disease patients faces ethical concerns mainly raising from four aspects: the diseases are rare; include young and very young patients; the neurological impairment may compromise the capability to provide 'consent'; and the genetic nature of the disease leads to further ethical implications. This work is intended to identify the ethical provisions applicable to clinical research involving these patients and to evaluate if these cover the ethical issues...
January 16, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093615/the-open-abdomen-route-by-eurahs-introduction-of-the-data-set-and-initial-results-of-procedures-and-procedure-related-complications
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A Willms, F Muysoms, C Güsgen, R Schwab, J Lock, S Schaaf, C Germer, I Richardsen, U Dietz
INTRODUCTION: Open abdomen management has become a well-established strategy in the treatment of serious intra-abdominal pathologies. Key objectives are fistula prevention and high fascial closure rates. The current level of evidence on laparostoma is insufficient. This is due to the rareness of laparostomas, the heterogeneity of study cohorts, and broad diversity of techniques. Collecting data in a standardised, multicentre registry is necessary to draw up evidence-based guidelines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In order to improve the level of evidence on laparostomy, CAMIN (surgical working group for military and emergency surgery) of DGAV (German Society for General and Visceral Surgery), initiated the implementation of a laparostomy registry...
January 16, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093417/cardiovascular-risk-of-patients-with-gout-seen-at-rheumatology-clinics-following-a-structured-assessment
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Mariano Andrés, José Antonio Bernal, Francisca Sivera, Neus Quilis, Loreto Carmona, Paloma Vela, Eliseo Pascual
OBJECTIVES: Gout-associated cardiovascular (CV) risk relates to comorbidities and crystal-led inflammation. The aim was to estimate the CV risk by prediction tools in new patients with gout and to assess whether ultrasonographic carotid changes are present in patients without high CV risk. METHODS: Cross-sectional study. Consecutive new patients with crystal-proven gout underwent a structured CV consultation, including CV events, risk factors and two risk prediction tools-the Systematic COronary Evaluation (SCORE) and the Framingham Heart Study (FHS)...
January 16, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093208/selective-reporting-of-antibiotic-susceptibility-test-results-in-european-countries-an-escmid-cross-sectional-survey
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Céline Pulcini, Gianpiero Tebano, Nico T Mutters, Evelina Tacconelli, Emmanuelle Cambau, Gunnar Kahlmeter, Vincent Jarlier
Selective reporting of antibiotic susceptibility test (AST) results is one possible laboratory-based antibiotic stewardship intervention. The primary aim of this study was to identify where and how selective reporting of AST results is implemented in Europe both in inpatient and in outpatient settings. An ESCMID cross-sectional, self-administered, internet-based survey was conducted among all EUCIC (European Committee on Infection Control) or EUCAST (European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing) national representatives in Europe and Israel...
January 10, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090354/what-weight-loss-treatment-options-do-geriatric-patients-with-overweight-and-obesity-want-to-consider
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M MacMillan, K Cummins, K Fujioka
INTRODUCTION: Since the 1990s, a number of weight loss medications have been removed from the USA and or European market because of adverse events associated with these medications. These medications include fenfluramine (heart valve thickening), sibutramine (cardiovascular risk) and rimonabant (depression). This history may affect a patient's desire to consider weight loss medications as an option for weight management. OBJECTIVE: This descriptive study was designed to observe what treatment options the geriatric patient (age 65 or higher) seeking weight loss would like to consider, as well as the reasons they felt they struggled with overweight or obesity...
December 2016: Obesity Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089973/malignancies-in-patients-with-anti-rna-polymerase-iii-antibodies-and-systemic-sclerosis-analysis-of-the-eular-scleroderma-trials-and-research-cohort-and-possible-recommendations-for-screening
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Maria-Grazia Lazzaroni, Ilaria Cavazzana, Enrico Colombo, Rucsandra Dobrota, Jasmin Hernandez, Roger Hesselstrand, Cecilia Varju, Gabriella Nagy, Vanessa Smith, Paola Caramaschi, Valeria Riccieri, Eric Hachulla, Alexandra Balbir-Gurman, Emmanuel Chatelus, Katarzyna Romanowska-Próchnicka, Ana Carolina Araújo, Oliver Distler, Yannick Allanore, Paolo Airò
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the characteristics of anti-RNA polymerase III antibodies (anti-RNAP3)- positive patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) in the European League Against Rheumatism Scleroderma Trials and Research group (EUSTAR) registry with a focus on the risk of cancer and the characteristics of malignancies, and the aim to provide guidelines about potential cancer screening in these patients. METHODS: (1) Analysis of the EUSTAR database: 4986 patients with information on their anti-RNAP3 status were included...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089480/deep-inspiration-breath-hold-produces-a-clinically-meaningful-reduction-in-ipsilateral-lung-dose-during-locoregional-radiation-therapy-for-some-women-with-right-sided-breast-cancer
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Jessica L Conway, Leigh Conroy, Lindsay Harper, Marie Scheifele, Haocheng Li, Wendy L Smith, Tannis Graham, Tien Phan, Ivo A Olivotto
PURPOSE: The goal of the work described here was to determine whether deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) produces a clinically meaningful reduction in pulmonary dose compared with free breathing (FB) during locoregional radiation for right-sided breast cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Four-field, modified-wide tangent plans with full nodal coverage were developed for 30 consecutive patients on paired DIBH and FB CT scans. Nodes were contoured according to European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology guidelines...
October 19, 2016: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089200/limitations-of-the-current-standards-of-care-for-treating-gout-and-crystal-deposition-in-the-primary-care-setting-a-review
#16
Robert T Keenan
PURPOSE: This article outlines several important issues regarding the management of patients with gout. The topics discussed include best practices for gout based on the most current guidelines, opportunities for improving gout management, and current and emerging therapies for gout. METHODS: [PubMed and Google Scholar databases] were search for all articles and trials published before 2016, using the key terms [hyperuricemia, gout, tophi, joint erosion, joint damage, treatment guidelines, American College of Rheumatology (ACR), European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), flare, comorbidity, epidemiology, adherence, serum uric acid (sUA), monosodium urate (MSU), <6 mg/dL, MSU crystal formation, as well as individual drug names and classes of treatments of interest (allopurinol, febuxostat, colchicine, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs)]...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088797/automated-interpretation-of-pulmonary-function-tests-in-adults-with-respiratory-complaints
#17
Marko Topalovic, Stefan Laval, Jean-Marie Aerts, Thierry Troosters, Marc Decramer, Wim Janssens
BACKGROUND: The use of pulmonary function tests is primarily based on expert opinion and international guidelines. Current interpretation strategies are using predefined cutoffs for the description of a typical pattern. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to explore the predicted disease outcome based on the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society (ATS/ERS) interpreting strategy. Subsequently, we investigated whether an unbiased machine learning framework integrating lung function with clinical variables may provide alternative decision trees resulting in a more accurate diagnosis...
January 12, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088339/evidence-based-management-of-systemic-sclerosis-navigating-recommendations-and-guidelines
#18
REVIEW
Russell Edward Pellar, Janet Elizabeth Pope
OBJECTIVES: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rare heterogeneous connective tissue disease. Recommendations addressing the major issues in the management of SSc including screening and treatment of organ complications are needed. METHODS: The updated European League Against Rheumatism/European Scleroderma Trial and Research (EULAR/EUSTAR) and the British Society of Rheumatology (BSR) and British Health Professionals in Rheumatology (BHPR) guidelines were compared and contrasted...
December 9, 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087657/european-consensus-conference-on-faecal-microbiota-transplantation-in-clinical-practice
#19
Giovanni Cammarota, Gianluca Ianiro, Herbert Tilg, Mirjana Rajilić-Stojanović, Patrizia Kump, Reetta Satokari, Harry Sokol, Perttu Arkkila, Cristina Pintus, Ailsa Hart, Jonathan Segal, Marina Aloi, Luca Masucci, Antonio Molinaro, Franco Scaldaferri, Giovanni Gasbarrini, Antonio Lopez-Sanroman, Alexander Link, Pieter de Groot, Willem M de Vos, Christoph Högenauer, Peter Malfertheiner, Eero Mattila, Tomica Milosavljević, Max Nieuwdorp, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Magnus Simren, Antonio Gasbarrini
Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is an important therapeutic option for Clostridium difficile infection. Promising findings suggest that FMT may play a role also in the management of other disorders associated with the alteration of gut microbiota. Although the health community is assessing FMT with renewed interest and patients are becoming more aware, there are technical and logistical issues in establishing such a non-standardised treatment into the clinical practice with safety and proper governance...
January 13, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087308/myocardial-inotropic-reserve-an-old-twist-that-constitutes-a-reliable-index-in-the-modern-era-of-heart-failure
#20
REVIEW
Fragkiskos Parthenakis, Spyridon Maragkoudakis, Maria Marketou, Alexandros Patrianakos, Evaggelos Zacharis, Panos Vardas
Current national and international guidelines, including those of the European Society of Cardiology, recognize that the assessment of prognosis should be a part of the standard management for patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). However, these same guidelines recognize the inherent difficulty of this process. A variety of factors contribute to this difficulty, including the varying etiology, frequent co-morbidity and, perhaps most importantly, huge inter-individual variability in the disease progression and outcome...
November 22, 2016: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
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