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Vidhi V Shah, Erica B Lee, Shivani Reddy, Elaine J Lin, Jashin J Wu
PURPOSE: To compare and contrast evidence-based CPGs from leading dermatological organizations for the use of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) in psoriasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Guidelines from the British National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD), the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), and the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) were reviewed and compared...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Ting-Kui Wu, Hao Liu, Ning Ning, Ying Hong, Ming-Dan Deng, Bei-Yu Wang, Xin Rong, Yang Meng, Hua Chen
The safety and efficacy of cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) performed adjacent to previous fusion for the treatment of adjacent segment disease (ASD) remains unknown. This systematic review summarizes clinical evidence on the outcomes of CDA performed adjacent to previous cervical fusion. A systematic search of PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Medline and Embase for literature published through March 2017 was conducted. All the studies on CDA for the treatment of ASD after cervical fusion surgery were included...
November 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Selina L Liu, Lewis W Mahon, Neil S Klar, David C Schulz, John R Gonder, Irene M Hramiak, Jeffrey L Mahon
INTRODUCTION: Suboptimal screening for diabetic eye disease is a major cause of preventable vision loss. Screening barriers include mydriasis and the extra time patients need to attend dedicated eye screening appointments. In the Clearsight trial, we are testing whether screening by non-mydriatic ultra-wide field (NM UWF) imaging on the day patients attend their diabetes outpatient clinic visit improves detection of clinically important eye disease compared with usual screening. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Patients with diabetes due for a screening eye exam by the 2013 Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) practice guidelines are being randomised to on-site screening by NM UWF imaging on the day of their clinic visit or to usual screening where, per CDA guidelines, they are encouraged to arrange an exam by an optometrist...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Open
Gayathiri Durai Raj, Zohre Hashemi, Diana C Soria Contreras, Stephanie Babwik, Denise Maxwell, Rhonda C Bell, Catherine B Chan
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine predominant deviations from Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) nutrition therapy guidelines for Canadians with type 2 diabetes as a prelude to developing relevant interventions. We hypothesized that lack of adherence to these guidelines would be associated with higher glycated hemoglobin (A1C) levels. METHODS: A cross-sectional trial was conducted to evaluate associations between dietary adherence to CDA and Health Canada guidelines and blood glucose control...
June 22, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Liang Dong, Dongqi Wang, Xiujin Chen, Tuanjing Liu, Zhengwei Xu, Mingsheng Tan, Dingjun Hao
STUDY DESIGN: This is a meta-analysis of controlled trials. OBJECTIVE: To assess the overall condition of adjacent segment of cervical disk arthroplasty (CDA) compared with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: With the increase in CDA and ACDF, surgeons are taking more attention to adjacent segment degeneration (ASDeg) and adjacent segment disease (ASDis). There are more and more meta-analyses comparing the efficacy of CDA with ACDF, however, there are few meta-analyses referring to adjacent segment parameters, and investigators are still unable to arrive at the same conclusion...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
Sarah Currie, Krista Greenwood, Lara Weber, Hussein Khakee, Michelle Legasto, Elizabeth Tullis, Kenneth Wu, Anna Tsang, Erika Szego, Sunita Mathur
Purpose: The literature on physical activity (PA) in adults with cystic fibrosis, particularly in those with cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD), is limited. PA may be an important part of blood glucose management in CFRD. The purpose of this study was to describe PA levels in adults with CFRD and determine their adherence to the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) aerobic exercise training guidelines. Methods: Adults with CFRD were recruited from a hospital-based CF clinic. PA was measured using the Seven-Day Physical Activity Recall (telephone interview), adherence to CFRD management with the Self-Care Inventory-Revised (questionnaire), and blood glucose control from glycated hemoglobin levels documented in participants' medical chart within 3 months...
2017: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
Marta Pellicer, Xandra García-González, María I García, Luis Robles, Cristina Grávalos, Pilar García-Alfonso, Vanessa Pachón, Federico Longo, Virginia Martínez, Carolina Blanco, Irene Iglesias, María Sanjurjo, Luis A López-Fernández
Predicting individual risk of chemotherapy-induced severe adverse reaction is a critical issue when selecting the best treatment for cancer patients. SNPs have been identified in genes involved in the pharmacodynamics of fluoropyrimidines, and guidelines even recommend genotyping some DPYD variants in order to estimate the risk of toxicity. However, the predictive value of this approach remains insufficient, thus limiting its clinical implementation. The aim of the present study was to identify new genetic variants by selecting a group of tag SNPs in genes associated with the pharmacodynamics of fluoropyrimidines (CDA, DPYD, ENOSF1, CES1, TYMS, SLC22A7, TYMP, and UMPS)...
June 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Rebecca Grainger, Hermaleigh Townsley, Bonnie White, Tobias Langlotz, William J Taylor
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory arthritis requiring long-term treatment with regular monitoring by a rheumatologist to achieve good health outcomes. Since people with RA may wish to monitor their own disease activity with a smartphone app, it is important to understand the functions and quality of apps for this purpose. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to assess the features and quality of apps to assist people to monitor their RA disease activity by (1) summarizing the available apps, particularly the instruments used for measurement of RA disease activity; (2) comparing the app features with American College of Rheumatology and European League against Rheumatism (ACR and EULAR) guidelines for monitoring of RA disease activity; and (3) rating app quality with the Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS)...
February 21, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Ghada Asaad, Diana C Soria-Contreras, Rhonda C Bell, Catherine B Chan
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients often find integrating a new dietary pattern into their lifestyle challenging; therefore, the PANDA (Physical Activity and Nutrition for Diabetes in Alberta) menu plan intervention was developed to help people incorporate the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) nutrition therapy guidelines into their daily lives. The menu plan focused on recipes and foods that were accessible, available and acceptable to Albertans. The objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention on blood glucose control and dietary adherence and quality among patients with T2D...
September 27, 2016: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
Kerry Mansell, Charity Evans, David Tran, Shellina Sevany
OBJECTIVES: To determine if pharmacists providing advice on self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) to new meter users, based on the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), resulted in improvements in A1C. SMBG testing patterns and pharmacist interactions were also observed. METHODS: A cluster randomized, pilot study was performed, with pharmacies randomized to an intervention or control group. The intervention group provided SMBG education according to the CDA CPGs at baseline, 2 weeks, 1 month and 3 months; the control group provided usual care...
January 2016: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
Carly Tward, Jon Barrett, Howard Berger, Mia Kibel, Alex Pittini, Ilana Halperin, Howard Cohen, Nir Melamed
BACKGROUND: Women with twin pregnancies are at increased risk for fetal growth restriction, which might be attributed to the limited maternal resources that are being shared by >1 fetus. Based on that, it may be hypothesized that the fetal effects of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) with respect to accelerated fetal growth may be less pronounced in twin gestations or alternatively may even have a beneficial role in decreasing the risk of fetal growth restriction in these pregnancies...
May 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Seema Bhagat, Vaibhavi K Kapatkar, Meenakshi Mourya, Sucheta Roy, Shailendra Jha, Rajasekhar Reddy, Ganesh Kadhe, Amey Mane, Sandesh Sawant
Conduct of clinical trials has undergone substantial changes over the last two decades. Newer markets, evolving guidelines and documentation and high cost involved in conducting the trials have led pharmaceutical companies to prepare a risk mitigation plan. Extensive monitoring of potential risks is an essential element of clinical trials which helps to ensure quality and integrity of a clinical investigation. Every clinical trial has pre (before the trial), conduct and post phase. This article which has been developed as a result of extensive research at ground level by a reputed pharmaceutical company to identify the potential stages of risks that could affect the overall quality and safety of a trial and its outcome during the pre-phase of trial (the stage of the trial where the study design is being planned before initiation of the clinical trial)...
2016: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
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November 2015: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Farahnaz Nejatidanesh, Mehrak Amjadi, Mohadese Akouchekian, Omid Savabi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the clinical performance of CAD/CAM partial coverage posterior restorations made by CEREC AC Bluecam system after 5 years. METHODS: 159 ceramic partial coverage posterior restorations were placed in 109 patients in a private practice. The restorations were made using CEREC AC Bluecam with CEREC Blocs or Empress CAD blocks. The clinical performance of the restorations was evaluated with modified California Dental Association (CDA) guidelines, gingival and plaque indices, probing pocket depth, and bleeding on probing in a period of 5 years...
September 2015: Journal of Dentistry
Leigha Rowbottom, Jordan Stinson, Rachel McDonald, Urban Emmenegger, Susanna Cheng, Julia Lowe, Angie Giotis, Paul Cheon, Ronald Chow, Mark Pasetka, Nemica Thavarajah, Natalie Pulenzas, Edward Chow, Carlo DeAngelis
BACKGROUND: Corticosteroids are used adjuvant to certain chemotherapy regimens, either as an antiemetic, to reduce other side effects, or to enhance cancer treatment. Additionally, they are frequently used for symptom control in cancer patients with end stage disease. Corticosteroid use may induce hyperglycemia in approximately 20-50% of patients, which may negatively affect patient outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of blood glucose monitoring in patients with and without diabetes receiving continuous corticosteroids with chemotherapy, and to determine the incidence of treatment-emergent abnormal blood glucose levels and steroid-induced diabetes mellitus (DM)...
April 2015: Annals of Palliative Medicine
M M Agarwal, G S Dhatt, Y Othman
AIMS: To highlight the differences between eight international expert panel diagnostic criteria (either current or outdated but in use) for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and implications of switching to the International Association of Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) criterion. METHODS: 2337 pregnant women underwent a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test as part of a universal screening protocol. The GDM prevalence and number of women classified differently were compared between the criteria of the American Diabetes Association (2003); Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society (1998); the Canadian Diabetes Association, CDA (2003 & 2013); the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (1996); IADPSG (2010); the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (2004) and the World Health Organization (1999)...
May 2015: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
Minho Lee, Eunyoung Heo, Heesook Lim, Jun Young Lee, Sangho Weon, Hoseok Chae, Hee Hwang, Sooyoung Yoo
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to develop a common health information exchange (HIE) platform that can provide integrated services for implementing the HIE infrastructure in addition to guidelines for participating in an HIE network in South Korea. METHODS: By exploiting the Health Level 7 (HL7) Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Cross-enterprise Document Sharing-b (XDS.b) profile, we defined the architectural model, exchanging data items and their standardization, messaging standards, and privacy and security guidelines, for a secure, nationwide, interoperable HIE...
January 2015: Healthcare Informatics Research
Tao Hu, Rong Liu, Junhui Li, Jing Cao, Lei Zhang, Juanjuan Li, Wei Fan, Dixiao Zhong, Xiaodong Shi
OBJECTIVE: To observe the efficacy and adverse reaction of the improvement program of cladribine combined with cytarabine (2-CdA+Ara-C) in treatment of children with refractory high-risk Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). METHODS: 13 patients with refractory high-risk LCH or recurrent LCH were treated by combined 2-CdA+Ara-C chemotherapy. The treatment efficacy and the disease state in the process were evaluated according to the Histiocyte Society Evaluation and Treatment Guidelines (2009)...
November 2014: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
Adrián Bresó, Carlos Sáez, Javier Vicente, Félix Larrinaga, Montserrat Robles, Juan Miguel García-Gómez
Diabetes Mellitus (DM) affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide and it imposes a large economic burden on healthcare systems. We present a web patient empowering system (PHSP4) that ensures continuous monitoring and assessment of the health state of patients with DM (type I and II). PHSP4 is a Knowledge-Based Personal Health System (PHS) which follows the trend of P4 Medicine (Personalized, Predictive, Preventive, and Participative). It provides messages to outpatients and clinicians about the achievement of objectives, follow-up, and treatments adjusted to the patient condition...
2015: Methods in Molecular Biology
Azam Aslani, Fatemeh Tara, Lila Ghalighi, Omid Pournik, Sabine Ensing, Ameen Abu-Hanna, Saeid Eslami
OBJECTIVES: We designed a computer-based decision aid (CDA) for use by pregnant women at home to investigate and participate in solving their pregnancy problems related to pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) and gestational diabetes (GD). The system cannot and is not intended to replace visits to physicians; rather it can help women focus on the most important symptoms and provides guidance on when to see a doctor. METHODS: The study is a randomized controlled trial, which is performed among Iranian pregnant women...
October 2014: Healthcare Informatics Research
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