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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133497/comparative-associations-between-measures-of-anti-cholinergic-burden-and-adverse-clinical-outcomes
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Wen-Han Hsu, Yu-Wen Wen, Liang-Kung Chen, Fei-Yuan Hsiao
PURPOSE: No consensus has been reached regarding which anticholinergic scoring system works most effectively in clinical settings. The aim of this population-based cohort study was to examine the association between anticholinergic medication burden, as defined by different scales, and adverse clinical outcomes among older adults. METHODS: From Taiwan's Longitudinal Health Insurance Database, we retrieved data on monthly anticholinergic drug use measured by the Anticholinergic Risk Scale (ARS), the Anticholinergic Cognitive Burden Scale (ACB), and the Drug Burden Index - Anticholinergic component (DBI-Ach) for 116,043 people aged 65 years and older during a 10-year follow-up...
November 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119486/potentially-harmful-medication-use-and-decline-in-health-related-quality-of-life-among-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Kenya Ie, Eric Chou, Richard D Boyce, Steven M Albert
BACKGROUND: Several scales to quantify the impact of potentially harmful medications (PHMs) have been shown to predict mortality and functional decline; however, the effect of PHMs on quality of life (QoL) has not been well-studied. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to investigate an association between PHM use and change in health-related QoL among community-dwelling older adults, and to compare the predictive capacity of PHM scales. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using prescription claims data and survey responses...
December 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071843/-research-progress-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-in-prevention-and-treatment-of-sepsis
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Guo-Zhen Zhao, Yu-Hong Guo, Bo Li, Jing Hu, Teng-Fe Chen, Hao-Ran Di, Fei Shao, Qing-Quan Liu
Sepsis brings great burden to the industry of health care and national economy, and antibiotics used in anti-infective treatment will cause the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria, adverse reactions, and reduce the efficacy and quality of life. However, with the deepening of the study of traditional Chinese medicine treatment of sepsis, in reducing the production of drug-resistant bacteria, changing the drug resistance of drug-resistant bacteria, preventing multiple infection, response to inflammatory response and immune damage, treatment of gastrointestinal dysfunction and coagulation disorders, TCM is gradually exerting its advantages...
April 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067946/can-post-operative-antibiotic-prophylaxis-following-elective-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-be-completely-done-away-with-in-the-indian-setting-a-prospective-randomised-study
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Vikram Singh Chauhan, P L Kariholu, Sabyasachi Saha, Himanshu Singh, Jasmine Ray
Premise and Objective: Elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has low risk for post-operative infectious complications; still most clinicians use persistent post-operative prophylactic antibiotics out of habit, tradition, or simply as defensive practice due to evolving medicolegal implications of a large number of surgeries being showcased as daycare or next day discharge procedures. This randomised prospective trial was done to test the need for such prophylaxis in cases of elective LC in a rural/semi-urban setting...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062230/treatment-burden-clinical-outcomes-and-comorbidities-in-copd-an-examination-of-the-utility-of-medication-regimen-complexity-index-in-copd
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Netsanet A Negewo, Peter G Gibson, Peter Ab Wark, Jodie L Simpson, Vanessa M McDonald
BACKGROUND: COPD patients are often prescribed multiple medications for their respiratory disease and comorbidities. This can lead to complex medication regimens resulting in poor adherence, medication errors, and drug-drug interactions. The relationship between clinical outcomes and medication burden beyond medication count in COPD is largely unknown. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore the relationships of medication burden in COPD with clinical outcomes, comorbidities, and multidimensional indices...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061761/antileishmanial-efficacy-and-pharmacokinetics-of-db766-azole-combinations
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April C Joice, Sihyung Yang, Abdelbasset A Farahat, Heidi Meeds, Mei Feng, Junan Li, David W Boykin, Michael Zhuo Wang, Karl A Werbovetz
Given the limitations of current antileishmanial drugs and the utility of oral combination therapy for other infections, developing an oral combination against visceral leishmaniasis should be a high priority. In vitro combination studies with DB766 and antifungal azoles against intracellular L. donovani showed that posaconazole and ketoconazole, but not fluconazole, enhanced DB766 potency. Pharmacokinetic analysis of DB766-azole combinations in uninfected Swiss Webster mice revealed that DB766 exposure was increased by higher posaconazole and ketoconazole doses, while DB766 decreased ketoconazole exposure...
October 23, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038277/dilution-factor-of-quantitative-bacterial-cultures-obtained-by-bronchoalveolar-lavage-in-patients-with-ventilator-associated-bacterial-pneumonia-implications-for-optimal-antimicrobial-therapy-ventilator-associated-bacterial-pneumonia-study-group
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George L Drusano, Michael L Corrado, Gino Girardi, Evelyn J Ellis-Grosse, Richard G Wunderink, Helen Donnelly, Kenneth V Leeper, Mona Brown, Tasnova Malek, Robert Duncan Hite, Michelle Ferrari, Danijela Djureinovic, Marin H Kollef, Lisa Mayfield, Ann Doyle, Jean Chastre, Alain Combes, Thomas J Walsh, Krisztina Dorizas, Hassan Alnuaimat, Brooks Edward Morgan, Jordi Rello, Cristopher Alan Mazo Torre, Ronald N Jones, Robert K Flamm, Leah Woosley, Paul G Ambrose, Sujata Bhavnani, Christopher M Rubino, Catharine C Bulik, Arnold Louie, Michael Vicchiarelli, Colleen Berman
Ventilator-Associated Bacterial Pneumonia (VABP) is a difficult therapeutic problem. Considerable controversy exists regarding the optimal chemotherapy for this entity. The recent IDSA/ATS guidelines recommended a 7-day therapeutic course for VABP based on the balance of no negative impact on all-cause mortality, less resistance emergence and fewer antibiotic days counterbalanced with a higher relapse rate for patients whose pathogen is a non-fermenter. The bacterial burden causing an infection will have a substantial impact on treatment outcome and resistance selection...
October 16, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038275/in-vivo-bioluminescent-monitoring-of-therapeutic-efficacy-and-pharmacodynamic-target-assessment-of-antofloxacin-against-escherichia-coli-in-a-neutropenic-murine-thigh-infection-model
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Yu-Feng Zhou, Meng-Ting Tao, Yu-Zhang He, Jian Sun, Ya-Hong Liu, Xiao-Ping Liao
Antimicrobial resistance among uropathogens has increased infection-related morbidity and mortality. Antofloxacin is a novel fluoroquinolone with broad-spectrum antibacterial activity against urinary Gram-negative bacilli such as Escherichia coli This study monitored the in vivo efficacy of antofloxacin using bioluminescence imaging and determined pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) targets against E. coli isolates in a neutropenic murine thigh infection model. The PK properties were performed after subcutaneous antofloxacin administration of 2...
October 16, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020063/economic-burden-of-malaria-and-predictors-of-cost-variability-to-rural-households-in-south-central-ethiopia
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Alemayehu Hailu, Bernt Lindtjørn, Wakgari Deressa, Taye Gari, Eskindir Loha, Bjarne Robberstad
BACKGROUND: While recognizing the recent remarkable achievement in the global malaria reduction, the disease remains a challenge to the malaria endemic countries in Africa. Beyond the huge health consequence of malaria, policymakers need to be informed about the economic burden of the disease to the households. However, evidence on the economic burden of malaria in Ethiopia is scanty. The aims of this study were to estimate the economic burden of malaria episode and to identify predictors of cost variability to the rural households...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016785/obstructive-sleep-apnea-is-associated-with-increased-rotor-burden-in-patients-undergoing-focal-impulse-and-rotor-modification-guided-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
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Daniel J Friedman, Peter Liu, Adam S Barnett, Kristen Bova Campbell, Kevin P Jackson, Tristram D Bahnson, James P Daubert, Jonathan P Piccini
Aims: To assess whether obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) was associated with increased rotor burden among atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. Methods and results: We studied 33 consecutive patients who were scheduled for focal impulse and rotor modulation (FIRM) ablation at our institution to describe the mapping, ablation, and outcomes, among patients with and without OSA. Patients underwent biatrial FIRM mapping in AF with ablation of stable rotors in addition to conventional ablation lesion sets...
August 9, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968017/-diagnostic-accuracy-of-three-technologies-for-the-diagnosis-of-multi-drug-resistant-tuberculosis
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Nelson José Alvis-Zakzuk, María De Los Ángeles Carrasquilla, Verónica Jhajaira Gómez, Jaime Robledo, Nelson Rafael Alvis-Guzmán, José Mauricio Hernández
INTRODUCTION: Multi-drug resistant (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR-TB) tuberculoses are a global public health problem. Their timely detection might reduce the burden of the disease and the economic impact on health systems worldwide. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a literature review of the diagnostic accuracy of three molecular tests to detect multi-drug resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculoses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature review following Cochrane methodology was carried out to study the diagnostic accuracy of three molecular tests to detect MDR-TB and XDR-TB in previous studies among immunocompetent population...
September 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955493/patient-burden-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-a-comprehensive-literature-review-revealing-the-range-and-heterogeneity-of-measures-used-in-assessments-of-severity
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Katherine M Hammitt, April N Naegeli, Remon W M van den Broek, Julie A Birt
CONTEXT: The severity of Sjögren's syndrome has been evaluated using a wide variety of clinical measures and patient-reported outcomes (PROs). This may contribute to the lack of clarity concerning the burden of Sjögren's from the patient perspective. OBJECTIVE: To perform a comprehensive peer-reviewed literature analysis of the patient aspects of Sjögren's, focusing on PROs, to investigate the complexity underlying the evaluation of the syndrome and to elucidate the discordance between the different measures...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950006/adverse-drug-reactions-reported-to-the-drug-and-poison-information-center-of-tehran-iran
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Fatemeh Saheb Sharif-Askari, Narjes Saheb Sharif-Askari, Mohammadreza Javadi, Kheirollah Gholami
BACKGROUND: Burden of adverse drug reactions (ADRs), in home-environment and domestic settings, is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To discuss the epidemiology of reported ADRs to 13-Aban drug and poison information center (DPIC) and to discuss the burden of hospitalization caused by these ADRs from commonly implicated therapeutic groups. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the yellow card schemes of suspected ADRs reported to the 13-Aban DPIC was conducted from 21 March 2013 to 21 November 2016 inclusive...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939818/spatio-temporal-analysis-of-small-area-intestinal-parasites-infections-in-ghana
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F B Osei, A Stein
Intestinal parasites infection is a major public health burden in low and middle-income countries. In Ghana, it is amongst the top five morbidities. In order to optimize scarce resources, reliable information on its geographical distribution is needed to guide periodic mass drug administration to populations of high risk. We analyzed district level morbidities of intestinal parasites between 2010 and 2014 using exploratory spatial analysis and geostatistics. We found a significantly positive Moran's Index of spatial autocorrelation for each year, suggesting that adjoining districts have similar risk levels...
September 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927380/financial-burden-of-survivors-of-medically-managed-myocardial-infarction-and-its-association-with-selected-social-determinants-and-quality-of-life-in-a-lower-middle-income-country
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P K B Mahesh, M W Gunathunga, S Jayasinghe, S M Arnold, D S V Mallawarachchi, S K Perera, U A D Wijesinghe
BACKGROUND: Burden from ischemic heart disease is rising in Sri Lanka due to the demographic and epidemiological transitions. Documented literature is scarce on quality of life, financial burden and its determinants in relation to myocardial infarction (MI). This study was done to describe the financial burden among the survivors of MI managed only with drugs (i.e. those who did not undergo Percutaneous Coronary Intervention or Coronary Artery Bypass Graft) and its association with selected social determinants (SDHs) and quality of life (QOL)...
September 19, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921380/relationship-between-drug-burden-and-physical-and-cognitive-functions-in-a-sample-of-nursing-home-patients-with-dementia
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L M J Sanders, T Hortobágyi, G van Staveren, K Taxis, F Boersma, H C Klein, W J R Bossers, C G Blankevoort, E J A Scherder, E A Van der Zee, M J G van Heuvelen
PURPOSE: The Drug Burden Index (DBI) is a tool to quantify the anticholinergic and sedative load of drugs. Establishing functional correlates of the DBI could optimize drug prescribing in patients with dementia. In this cross-sectional study, we determined the relationship between DBI and cognitive and physical functions in a sample of patients with dementia. METHODS: Using performance-based tests, we measured physical and cognitive functions in 140 nursing home patients aged over 70 with all-cause dementia...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919116/global-regional-and-national-age-sex-specific-mortality-for-264-causes-of-death-1980-2016-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
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BACKGROUND: Monitoring levels and trends in premature mortality is crucial to understanding how societies can address prominent sources of early death. The Global Burden of Disease 2016 Study (GBD 2016) provides a comprehensive assessment of cause-specific mortality for 264 causes in 195 locations from 1980 to 2016. This assessment includes evaluation of the expected epidemiological transition with changes in development and where local patterns deviate from these trends. METHODS: We estimated cause-specific deaths and years of life lost (YLLs) by age, sex, geography, and year...
September 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899369/nursing-care-needs-and-services-utilised-by-home-dwelling-elderly-with-complex-health-problems-observational-study
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Gro Næss, Marit Kirkevold, Wenche Hammer, Jørund Straand, Torgeir Bruun Wyller
BACKGROUND: In Norway, as in many Western countries, a shift from institutional care to home care is taking place. Our knowledge is limited regarding which needs for nursing interventions patients being cared for in their home have, and how they are met. We aimed at assessing aspects of health and function in a representative sample of the most vulnerable home-dwelling elderly, to identify their needs for nursing interventions and how these needs were met. METHODS: In this observational study we included patients aged 75+ living in their own homes in Oslo, who received daily home care, had three or more chronic diagnoses, received daily medication, and had been hospitalized during the last year...
September 12, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891681/lacto-vegetarian-diet-and-correlation-of-fasting-blood-sugar-with-lipids-in-population-practicing-sedentary-lifestyle
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Ardhendu Bhusan Praharaj, Ramesh Kumar Goenka, Sujata Dixit, Manoj Kumar Gupta, Shantanu Kumar Kar, Sapna Negi
Rising burden of diabetes in India requires quick intervention that integrates policies and programs for effective prevention and control of disease. This retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted to observe effect of diet in two Indian communities practicing sedentary lifestyle. Fasting blood samples were analyzed for blood sugar, glycated-hemoglobin (HbA1C), and lipid profile. Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) measurements were recorded. Diabetes incidence was lower in lacto-vegetarian (1...
September 11, 2017: Ecology of Food and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891235/financial-arrangements-for-health-systems-in-low-income-countries-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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Charles S Wiysonge, Elizabeth Paulsen, Simon Lewin, Agustín Ciapponi, Cristian A Herrera, Newton Opiyo, Tomas Pantoja, Gabriel Rada, Andrew D Oxman
BACKGROUND: One target of the Sustainable Development Goals is to achieve "universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all". A fundamental concern of governments in striving for this goal is how to finance such a health system. This concern is very relevant for low-income countries. OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of the evidence from up-to-date systematic reviews about the effects of financial arrangements for health systems in low-income countries...
September 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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