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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320328/expenditures-of-medicine-use-in-hypertensive-diabetic-elderly-and-physical-activity-and-engagement-in-walking-cross-secctional-analysis-of-sabe-survey
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Denise Rodrigues Bueno, Maria de Fátima Nunes Marucci, Luis Alberto Gobbo, Manuela de Almeida-Roediger, Yeda Aparecida de Oliveira Duarte, Maria Lucia Lebrão
BACKGROUND: The literature shows the inverse association between physical activity level (PAL) and chronic diseases that have a significant burden over health care costs. However, in upper-middle income countries and in elderly population this information are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To describe the annual drug expenditures for the hypertensive and diabetic elderly population in Brazil and to analyze the association with PAL and engagement in walking. METHODS: This cross sectional study is part of SABE Survey and comprised 806 hypertensive and/or diabetic elderly (≥60 years old)...
March 20, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318137/plaque-erosion-delays-vascular-healing-after-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-an-in-vivo-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Sining Hu, Chao Wang, Chunyang Zhe, Yinchun Zhu, Taishi Yonetsu, Haibo Jia, Jingbo Hou, Shaosong Zhang, Ik-Kyung Jang, Bo Yu
OBJECTIVES: To compare vascular healing after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation between plaque rupture (PR) and plaque erosion (PE). BACKGROUND: Vascular response after stent implantation in patients with PR has been extensively studied. Little is known about vascular healing after stent implantation in PE. METHODS: Sixty-five ACS patients who received optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging of the culprit lesions both before and after stent implantation at baseline as well as at 6 months were included in this study...
March 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289016/gambling-problems-among-patients-in-primary-care-a-cross-sectional-study-of-general-practices
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Sean Cowlishaw, Lone Gale, Alison Gregory, Jim McCambridge, David Kessler
BACKGROUND: Primary care is an important context for addressing health-related behaviours, and may provide a setting for identification of gambling problems. AIM: To indicate the extent of gambling problems among patients attending general practices, and explore settings or patient groups that experience heightened vulnerability. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional study of patients attending 11 general practices in Bristol, South West England...
March 13, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283492/prevalence-of-latent-tb-infection-and-tb-disease-among-adolescents-in-high-tb-burden-countries-in-africa-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Erick Wekesa Bunyasi, Bey-Marrie Schmidt, Leila Hussein Abdullahi, Humphrey Mulenga, Michele Tameris, Angelique Luabeya, Justin Shenje, Thomas Scriba, Hennie Geldenhuys, Robin Wood, Mark Hatherill
INTRODUCTION: Almost a third of the world population has latent tuberculosis (TB) infection (LTBI), ∼10 million of whom develop TB disease annually, despite existence of effective, but lengthy, preventive and curative drug regimens. Although adolescents appear to have a very high force of LTBI, their reported incidence of TB disease is less than that of their corresponding general population. The few available studies on adolescent TB infection and disease prevalence are not sufficient to address the apparent discordance between rates of infection and disease in high TB burden countries in Africa...
March 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274859/longitudinal-lipid-profile-variations-and-clinical-change-in-alzheimer-s-disease-dementia
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Fabricio Ferreira de Oliveira, Elizabeth Suchi Chen, Marilia Cardoso Smith, Paulo Henrique Ferreira Bertolucci
Hypercholesterolemia and statin use have been unevenly associated with clinical change in Alzheimer's disease dementia. In this longitudinal study, 192 consecutive outpatients with late-onset Alzheimer's disease dementia were stratified according to APOE haplotypes, and followed for one year to investigate associations of lipid profile variations and lipophilic statin therapy with changes in cognition, caregiver burden, basic and instrumental functionality. Overall, 102 patients (53.1%) carried APOE4+ haplotypes and 90 (46...
March 6, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264853/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-minocycline-against-acinetobacter-baumannii-in-a-neutropenic-murine-pneumonia-model
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Jian Zhou, Kimberly R Ledesma, Kai-Tai Chang, Henrietta Abodakpi, Song Gao, Vincent H Tam
Multi-drug resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii is increasingly more prevalent in nosocomial infections. Although in vitro susceptibility of A. baumannii to minocycline is promising, the in vivo efficacy of minocycline has not been well established. In this study, the in vivo activity of minocycline was evaluated in a neutropenic murine pneumonia model. Specifically, we investigated the relationship between minocycline exposure and bactericidal activity using 5 A. baumannii isolates with a broad range of susceptibility (MIC ranged from 0...
March 6, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238086/misalignment-between-physicians-and-patient-satisfaction-with-psoriatic-arthritis-disease-control
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Daniel E Furst, Melody Tran, Emma Sullivan, James Pike, James Piercy, Vivian Herrera, Jacqueline B Palmer
The main objective of the present study is to evaluate the misalignment between psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patient- and physician-reported satisfaction with PsA control. Data came from the Adelphi Rheumatology Disease Specific Programme, a retrospective, cross-sectional survey of US-based rheumatologists and patients. Physicians provided satisfaction and clinical characteristics on tender joint count, swollen joint count, and percent body surface area (BSA) affected by psoriasis. Patients provided data on satisfaction, the Work Productivity Activity Impairment and Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index (HAQ-DI) questionnaires...
February 25, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216624/dual-targeted-hybrid-nanoparticles-of-synergistic-drugs-for-treating-lung-metastases-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-in-mice
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Tian Zhang, Preethy Prasad, Ping Cai, Chunsheng He, Dan Shan, Andrew Michael Rauth, Xiao Yu Wu
Lung metastasis is the major cause of death in patients with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), an aggressive subtype of breast cancer with no effective therapy at present. It has been proposed that dual-targeted therapy, ie, targeting chemotherapeutic agents to both tumor vasculature and cancer cells, may offer some advantages. The present work was aimed to develop a dual-targeted synergistic drug combination nanomedicine for the treatment of lung metastases of TNBC. Thus, Arg-Gly-Asp peptide (RGD)-conjugated, doxorubicin (DOX) and mitomycin C (MMC) co-loaded polymer-lipid hybrid nanoparticles (RGD-DMPLN) were prepared and characterized...
February 20, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210861/the-effects-of-alcoholism-and-smoking-on-advanced-cancer-patients-admitted-to-an-acute-supportive-palliative-care-unit
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Sebastiano Mercadante, Claudio Adile, Patrizia Ferrera, Alessandra Casuccio
AIM: The aim of this prospective study was to determine the characteristics and symptom burden of advanced cancer patients with alcoholism problems and smoking, who were referred to an acute palliative/supportive care unit (ASPCU) of a comprehensive cancer center. METHODS: Patients' characteristics, indications for admission, kind of admission, awareness of prognosis, and anticancer treatments were recorded. The Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS) was used to assess physical and psychological symptoms, and the CAGE questionnaire for the diagnosis of alcoholism...
February 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208008/disability-due-to-inflammatory-bowel-disease-is-correlated-with-drug-compliance-disease-activity-and-quality-of-life
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Jin Young Yoon, Jeong Eun Shin, Sang Hyoung Park, Dong Il Park, Jae Myung Cha
Background/Aims: The inflammatory bowel disease disability index (IBD-DI) was recently developed for IBD to assess the functional consequences and disease burden. We applied the IBD-DI to a Korean population and identified predictive factors influencing IBD-related disability. Methods: Between March and August 2015, 322 consecutive patients with IBD were prospectively recruited. Patients completed the IBD-DI questionnaire and Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis Questionnaire (CUCQ-8) for assessing quality of life...
February 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199002/validating-the-shortened-quality-of-life-in-childhood-epilepsy-questionnaire-qolce-55-in-a-sample-of-children-with-drug-resistant-epilepsy
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Lauryn Conway, Elysa Widjaja, Mary Lou Smith, Kathy N Speechley, Mark A Ferro
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to validate the newly developed shortened Quality of Life in Childhood Epilepsy Questionnaire (QOLCE-55) in a sample of children with drug-resistant epilepsy. METHODS: Data came from 136 children enrolled in the Impact of Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery on Health-Related Quality of Life Study (PEPSQOL), a multicenter prospective cohort study. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to assess the higher-order factor structure of the QOLCE-55...
February 15, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193651/in-vivo-pharmacodynamic-evaluation-of-omadacycline-ptk-0796-against-streptococcus-pneumoniae-in-the-murine-pneumonia-model
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Alexander J Lepak, Miao Zhao, Karen Marchillo, Jamie VanHecker, David R Andes
Omadacycline is a novel aminomethylcylcine antibiotic in clinical development for community acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP). We used a neutropenic murine pneumonia infection model to characterize the in vivo pharmacodynamic activity of omadacycline against Streptococcus pneumoniae Four strains with varying phenotypic resistance to other antimicrobials including tetracyclines were utilized. Drug concentration measurements were performed in the plasma and epithelial lining fluid (ELF) after administration of 0...
February 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111133/meglumine-ant%C3%A4-moniate-tio2-ag-nanoparticle-combinations-reduce-toxicity-of-the-drug-while-enhancing-its-antileishmanial-effect
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Emrah Sefik Abamor, Adil M Allahverdiyev, Melahat Bagirova, Miriam Rafailovich
Currently, the treatment of leishmaniasis is increasingly insufficient as current antileishmanial drugs have many disadvantages such as toxic side effects, high cost, and growing drug resistance. In order to overcome these disadvantages, researchers have recently focused on combination therapy by using pentavalent antimonials in conjunction with other antileihmanial compounds. Our previous study found that TiO2@Ag nanoparticles (TiAgNps) demonstrated significant antileishmanial effects. However, a lethal dose of TiAgNps on L...
May 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109056/impact-of-completeness-of-revascularization-in-complex-coronary-artery-disease-as-measured-with-the-syntax-revascularization-index-an-seeds-substudy
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Bo Xu, Nicolas Bettinger, Changdong Guan, Björn Redfors, Yuejin Yang, Bao Li, Yaling Han, Xi Su, Zuyi Yuan, Philippe Généreux
OBJECTIVES: We sought to study whether the level of completeness of revascularization as measured by the SYNTAX revascularization index (SRI) independently predicts adverse ischemic events after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with second-generation drug-eluting stents (DES). BACKGROUND: The SRI quantifies the proportion of revascularized myocardium. It has been shown to independently predict adverse ischemic events after PCI with first-generation DES. METHODS: Among 1,900 patients enrolled in a registry to evaluate safety and effectiveness of everolimus drug-eluting stent (SEEDS) for coronary revascularization, the SRI was calculated and available for 1,851 patients...
January 21, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103601/superiority-in-quality-of-life-improvement-of-biologics-over-conventional-systemic-drugs-in-a-swiss-real-life-psoriasis-registry
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Pierre Jungo, Julia-Tatjana Maul, Vahid Djamei, Stefanie von Felten, Antonios G A Kolios, Justine Czernielewsk, Nikhil Yawalkar, Olivia Odermatt, Emmanuel Laffitte, Mark Anliker, Markus Streit, Matthias Augustin, Curdin Conrad, Jürg Hafner, Wolf-Henning Boehncke, Michel Gilliet, Peter Itin, Lars E French, Alexander A Navarini, Peter Häusermann
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials have shown the efficacy of systemic treatments in moderate-to-severe psoriasis. Clinical outcomes in psoriasis patients under real-world conditions are less well understood. OBJECTIVE: This study compared Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) and Dermatological Life Quality Index (DLQI) improvement in all psoriasis patients registered in the Swiss Dermatology Network for Targeted Therapies. We asked whether outcomes differed between 4 treatment strategies, namely biologic monotherapy versus conventional systemic monotherapy, versus combined biologic and conventional systemic drugs, and versus therapy adaptation (switching from one type to another)...
January 20, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050395/variation-of-cost-among-anti-cancer-drugs-available-in-indian-market
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Bhanu Prakash Kolasani, Divyashanthi Chellathambi Malathi, Raghunatha Rao Ponnaluri
INTRODUCTION: Although cancer remains a major health problem all over the world, its treatment is limited by affordability of patients in a developing country like India. Information generated from cost analysis studies will be helpful for both the doctors in choosing the correct medicine for their patients and also for policy makers in successfully utilizing the meager resources that are available. AIM: The aim of the present observational study was to analyse the price variations of anti-cancer drugs available in India...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026898/factors-associated-with-changes-in-exposure-to-anticholinergic-and-sedative-medications-in-elderly-hospitalized-patients-multicentre-longitudinal-study
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V Dauphinot, R Faure, L Bourguignon, S Goutelle, P Krolak-Salmon, C Mouchoux
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Elderly patients exposed to drugs with anticholinergic or sedative properties may have an increased risk of adverse events. This study aimed to assess the relationship between patient characteristics and changes of exposure to anticholinergic and sedative medications during their hospital stay. METHODS: A multicentre longitudinal study was set up on hospitalized patients (aged ≥65 years) using at least one drug at admission. The primary outcome was change of exposure to anticholinergic and sedative drugs between admission and discharge...
December 27, 2016: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007635/pharmaid-study-protocol-randomized-controlled-trial-to-assess-the-impact-of-integrated-pharmaceutical-care-at-a-psychosocial-intervention-on-caregiver-s-burden-in-alzheimer-s-disease-or-related-diseases
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T Novais, C Moutet, F Delphin-Combe, V Dauphinot, C Colin, P Krolak-Salmon, C Mouchoux
INTRODUCTION: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Diseases (ADRD) are associated with a caregiver burden that increases with the progression of the disease. Psychosocial interventions reported a moderate improvement on caregivers' burden. Patients with ADRD and their older caregivers are also exposed to a higher risk of developing drug-related problems. The main objective of the PHARMAID study is to measure the impact of personalized pharmaceutical collaborative care integrated to a multidisciplinary psychosocial program on the burden of caregivers...
February 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990512/warfarin-genotyping-with-hybridization-induced-aggregation-on-a-poly-ethylene-terephthalate-microdevice
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Hillary S Sloane, Morgan B Carter, Alexa E C Cecil, Delphine Le Roux, Daniel L Mills, James P Landers
Warfarin, a commonly prescribed oral anticoagulant, is burdened by a narrow therapeutic index and high inter-individual variability in response, making it the second leading cause of drug-related emergency room visits. Since genetic factors contribute significantly to warfarin sensitivity, a genotype-guided dosing strategy may reduce the occurrence of adverse events. While numerous methods have been demonstrated for warfarin genotyping, the specifications of most assays with respect to turnaround time and cost are not ideal for routine testing...
December 19, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987565/economic-burden-of-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis-of-the-bowel-and-the-bladder-in-germany-the-statutory-health-insurance-perspective
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Katharina C Koltermann, Andreas Schlotmann, Helmut Schröder, Stefan N Willich, Thomas Reinhold
BACKGROUND: Until now, there has been little discussion of the costs of the deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) of the bowel or the bladder. The aim of the present secondary data analysis was to describe the population affected by this disease and to determine the economic burden in Germany from a payer's perspective. METHODS: Health claims data of women diagnosed with DIE of the bladder or bowel, who were surgically treated as inpatients between Jan 1, 2008 and Dec 31, 2012, were evaluated retrospectively...
December 2016: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
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