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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791606/vasovagal-tonus-index-vvti-as-an-indirect-assessment-of-remission-status-in-canine-multicentric-lymphoma-undergoing-multi-drug-chemotherapy
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Evi Pecceu, Brittainy Stebbing, Yolanda Martinez Pereira, Ian Handel, Geoff Culshaw, Hannah Hodgkiss-Geere, Jessica Lawrence
Vasovagal tonus index (VVTI) is an indirect measure of heart rate variability and may serve as a marker of disease severity. Higher heart rate variability has predicted lower tumour burden and improved survival in humans with various tumour types. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate VVTI as a biomarker of remission status in canine lymphoma. The primary hypothesis was that VVTI would be increased in dogs in remission compared to dogs out of remission. Twenty-seven dogs were prospectively enrolled if they had a diagnosis of intermediate to high-grade lymphoma and underwent multidrug chemotherapy...
August 8, 2017: Veterinary Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777874/the-contribution-of-health-risk-behaviours-to-excess-mortality-in-american-adults-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-a-population-cohort-study
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H Innes, A McAuley, M Alavi, H Valerio, D Goldberg, S J Hutchinson
BACKGROUND: In resource-rich countries, chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection is associated with a sizeable excess mortality risk. The extent to which this is due to: (a) the biological sequelae of CHC infection, versus b) a high concomitant burden of health risk behaviours (HRBs), is unclear. METHODS: We used data from the 1999-2010 US National-Health-and-Nutritional-Examination-Surveys (NHANES), which include detailed information on HRBs and CHC infection status...
August 4, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765261/burden-of-child-and-adolescent-obesity-on-health-services-in-england
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Russell M Viner, Sanjay Kinra, Dasha Nicholls, Tim Cole, Anthony Kessel, Deborah Christie, Billy White, Helen Croker, Ian C K Wong, Sonia Saxena
OBJECTIVE: To assess the numbers of obese children and young people (CYP) eligible for assessment and management at each stage of the childhood obesity pathway in England. DESIGN: Pathway modelling study, operationalising the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance on childhood obesity management against national survey data. SETTING: Data on CYP aged 2-18 years from the Health Survey for England 2006 to 2013. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Clinical obesity (body mass index (BMI) >98th centile), extreme obesity (BMI ≥99...
August 1, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763772/ph-responsive-chitosan-nanoparticles-from-a-novel-twin-chain-anionic-amphiphile-for-controlled-and-targeted-delivery-of-vancomycin
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Rahul S Kalhapure, Mahantesh Jadhav, Sanjeev Rambharose, Chunderika Mocktar, Sanil Singh, Jwala Renukuntla, Thirumala Govender
The design and synthesis of novel pH-responsive nanoantibiotics is an emerging research area to address the antibiotic resistance crisis. The purpose of this study was therefore to synthesize a new anionic gemini surfactant (AGS) that could result in the formulation of pH-responsive chitosan nanoparticles (CSNPs) to treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. The coupling of oleic acid with 2,2-dimethyl-5,5-bis(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-dioxane and subsequent deprotection followed by a reaction with succinic anhydride and sodium bicarbonate yielded AGS...
July 24, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740414/the-role-of-endoscopic-therapy-in-obesity-management-intragastric-balloons-and-aspiration-therapy
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Nitin Kumar, Shelby Sullivan, Christopher C Thompson
Weight management is increasingly incorporating endoscopic bariatric therapy (EBT). As the global burden of obesity and its comorbidities has increased, it is evident that novel therapeutic approaches will be necessary to address the obesity epidemic. EBTs offer greater efficacy than diet and lifestyle modification and lower invasiveness than bariatric surgery. The US Food and Drug Administration has approved two intragastric balloons and aspiration therapy for the treatment of obesity: Apollo Orbera is indicated for the treatment of Class I and Class II obesity, Re Shape Integrated Dual Balloon system is indicated for the same range with a comorbidity, and Aspire Bariatrics AspireAssist is approved for patients with a body mass index of 35-55 kg/m(2)...
2017: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740396/antithrombotic-prophylaxis-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-an-italian-real-world-setting-a-retrospective-study
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Giuliano Ermini, Valentina Perrone, Chiara Veronesi, Luca Degli Esposti, Giuseppe Di Pasquale
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess the prevalence of diagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF), the drug use in patients with AF in terms of antithrombotic (AT) strategies used and the compliance with treatment, and to describe the characteristics of patients affected by AF in relation to treatment. METHODS: The data collected were provided from databases of general practitioners (GPs) of the Local Health Unit of Bologna in Italy. From January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2012, all subjects aged ≥18 years followed by the 44 GPs enrolled in the study were evaluated, and the subjects with a diagnosis of AF were included in the analysis...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740368/impact-of-adherence-to-biological-agents-on-health-care-resource-utilization-for-patients-over-the-age-of-65-years-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Urja Lathia, Emmanuel M Ewara, Francois Nantel
OBJECTIVE: Poor adherence to therapy increases the patient and societal burden and complexity of chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In the past 15 years, biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) have revolutionized the treatment of RA. However, little data are available on the impact of adherence to biologics on health care resources. The objective of the study was to determine the long-term health care resource utilization patterns of RA patients who were adherent to biologic DMARD therapy compared to RA patients who were non-adherent to biologic DMARD therapy in an Ontario population and to determine factors influencing adherence...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731281/glycaemic-control-and-the-risk-of-hospitalisation-for-infection-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-hong-kong-diabetes-registry
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Andrea O Y Luk, Eric S H Lau, Kitty K T Cheung, Alice P Kong, Ronald C W Ma, Risa Ozaki, Francis C C Chow, Wing-Yee So, Juliana C N Chan
BACKGROUND: Infection occurs more commonly in diabetic compared to general population and is an under-recognised but important morbidity in patients with diabetes. We examined the impact of glycaemic control on hospitalisation for infection in a large prospective cohort of Chinese adults with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Between July 1994 and June 2014, 22,846 patients with type 2 diabetes underwent detailed assessment of metabolic control and diabetes complications...
July 21, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730958/engineering-synergistically-active-and-bioavailable-cost-effective-medicines-for-neglected-tropical-diseases-the-role-of-excipients
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Dolores R Serrano, Aikaterini Lalatsa, M Auxiliadora Dea-Ayuela
Leishmaniasis is a neglected tropical disease responsible for the ninth largest disease burden in the world threatening 350 million people mostly in developing countries. The lack of efficacy, severe adverse effects, long duration, high cost and parenteral administration of the current therapies result in poor patient compliance and emergence of resistance. Leishmaniasis' unmet need for safer, affordable and more effective treatments is only partly addressed by today's global health product pipeline that focuses on products amenable to rapid clinical development, mainly by reformulating or repurposing existing drugs for new uses...
July 19, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685200/role-of-the-burden-of-premature-atrial-contractions-during-the-blanking-period-following-second-generation-cryoballoon-ablation-in-predicting-late-recurrences-of-atrial-arrhythmias
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Hugo-Enrique Coutiño, Juan-Pablo Abugattas, Moisés Levinstein, Giacomo Mugnai, Darragh Moran, Valentina De Regibus, Erwin Ströker, Ken Takarada, Rajin Choudhury, Luis Marroquín, Francesca Salghetti, Ian-Emiray Lusoc, Saverio Iacopino, Juan Sieira, Carlo de Asmundis, Pedro Brugada, Gian-Battista Chierchia
PURPOSE: Recent data suggests that high burden of premature atrial complexes after pulmonary vein isolation predicts recurrences of atrial arrhythmias. The present study sought to assess the role of premature atrial complexes burden in predicting atrial arrhythmias recurrences in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who have undergone second-generation cryoballoon ablation (CB-Adv). METHODS: Consecutive patients with drug-resistant paroxysmal atrial fibrillation who underwent pulmonary vein isolation using CB-Adv technology as the index procedure were retrospectively included...
September 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658385/risk-factors-related-to-the-global-burden-of-disease-in-brazil-and-its-federated-units-2015
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Deborah Carvalho Malta, Mariana Santos Felisbino-Mendes, Ísis Eloah Machado, Valéria Maria de Azeredo Passos, Daisy Maria Xavier de Abreu, Lenice Harumi Ishitani, Gustavo Velásquez-Meléndez, Mariangela Carneiro, Meghan Mooney, Mohsen Naghavi
Objective: To analyze the global burden of disease related to disability adjusted life years (DALYs) attributed to selected risk factors in Brazil and its 27 Federated Units. Methods: Databases from the Global Burden of Disease study in Brazil and its Federated Units were used, estimating the summary exposure value (SEV) for selected environmental, behavioral, and metabolic risk factors (RFs), and their combinations. The DALYs were used as the main metric. The ranking of major RFs between 1990 and 2015 was compiled, comparing data by sex and states...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650247/burden-of-alcohol-abuse-or-dependence-among-long-term-opioid-users-with-chronic-noncancer-pain
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Pamela B Landsman-Blumberg, Nathaniel Katz, Kavita Gajria, Anna D Coutinho, Paul P Yeung, Richard White
BACKGROUND: Substance abuse disorders among chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) patients add to the clinical challenges and economic burden of caring for such patients. Despite potential risks, some CNCP patients with a history of alcohol abuse or dependence (AAD) and pain that is refractory to nonopioid treatment options may still need opioids for pain management. However, there is a lack of data on adverse outcomes in long-term opioid users with CNCP and a history of substance abuse or AAD disorders...
July 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634699/cost-effective-analysis-of-disease-modifying-anti-rheumatic-drugs-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Ashit Syngle, Sudeep Kaur, Inderjeet Verma, Tanya Syngle, Vijaita Syngle
The main objective of the study was to perform the pharmacoeconomic analysis of synthetic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs in rheumatoid arthritis patients. A prospective, observational study was conducted in 98 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients meeting 2010 Rheumatoid Arthritis Classification Criteria. Treatment-naive RA patients were initiated on synthetic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARD/s) and followed up for 3 months. Average cost-effectiveness analysis was done by taking Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI) score as a measure of effectiveness...
August 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630838/a-case-report-of-an-unusual-case-of-tuberculous-osteomyelitis-causing-spontaneous-pathological-fracture-of-humerus-in-a-middle-aged-female
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Umesh Birole, Ashish Ranade, Mahesh Mone
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis is a major health problem worldwide. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis is often secondary to some primary foci in lungs. There are reports of tuberculous osteomyelitis involving maxilla, ulna, femur, and shoulder joint but none have reported pathological fracture in humeral diaphysis due to tuberculosis osteomyelitis without shoulder joint involvement. We report a case of pathological fracture of humerus diaphysis due to tuberculous osteomyelitis with normal articular space...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626506/impact-of-nonadherence-to-inhaled-corticosteroid-laba-therapy-on-copd-exacerbation-rates-and-healthcare-costs-in-a-commercially-insured-us-population
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Jill R Davis, Bingcao Wu, David M Kern, Ozgur Tunceli, Kathleen M Fox, John Horton, Randall F Legg, Frank Trudo
BACKGROUND: Evidence of poor patient adherence to medications for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is well-documented, but its impact on disease exacerbation rates and associated healthcare costs remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between adherence levels to different inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting ß2-adrenergic agonist (LABA) and COPD exacerbation rates and costs in a commercially insured population. METHODS: In this observational cohort study, patients with COPD (aged ≥40 years) who were treatment-naïve to inhaled corticosteroid/LABA and were initiating budesonide plus formoterol or fluticasone plus salmeterol between March 1, 2009, and January 31, 2014, were identified in a national representative claims database and were followed for up to 12 months...
April 2017: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620063/clinical-and-patient-reported-outcomes-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis-psa-by-body-surface-area-affected-by-psoriasis-results-from-the-corrona-psa-spondyloarthritis-registry
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Philip J Mease, Chitra Karki, Jacqueline B Palmer, Carol J Etzel, Arthur Kavanaugh, Christopher T Ritchlin, Wendi Malley, Vivian Herrera, Melody Tran, Jeffrey D Greenberg
OBJECTIVE: Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is commonly comorbid with psoriasis; the extent of skin lesions is a major contributor to psoriatic disease severity/burden. We evaluated whether extent of skin involvement with psoriasis [body surface area (BSA) > 3% vs ≤ 3%] affects overall clinical and patient-reported outcomes (PRO) in patients with PsA. METHODS: Using the Corrona PsA/Spondyloarthritis Registry, patient characteristics, disease activity, and PRO at registry enrollment were assessed for patients with PsA aged ≥ 18 years with BSA > 3% versus ≤ 3%...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603638/clinician-agreement-and-influence-of-medication-related-characteristics-on-assessment-of-polypharmacy
#17
Gao-Jing Ong, Amy Page, Gillian Caughey, Sally Johns, Emily Reeve, Sepehr Shakib
It is not known how clinicians assess polypharmacy or the medication-related characteristics that influence their assessment. The aim of this study was to examine the level of agreement between clinicians when assessing polypharmacy and to identify medication-related characteristics that influence their assessment. Twenty cases of patients with varying levels of comorbidity and polypharmacy were used to examine clinician assessment of polypharmacy. Medicine-related factors within the cases included Beers and STOPP Criteria medicines, falls-risk medicines, drug burden index (DBI) medicines, medicines causing postural hypotension, and pharmacokinetic drug-drug interactions...
June 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594049/venous-thromboembolism-past-present-and-future
#18
Sam Schulman, Walter Ageno, Stavros V Konstantinides
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), the third most frequent acute cardiovascular syndrome, is associated with a considerable disease burden which continues to grow along with the longer life expectancy of the population worldwide. In the past century, parenteral heparin prophylaxis was established for hospitalised patients at elevated risk of VTE. More recently, non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) with a direct inhibiting effect on factor Xa or thrombin, underwent extensive testing in clinical trials and have been approved for patients undergoing hip or knee replacement...
June 28, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581025/clinical-characteristics-and-treatment-patterns-among-patients-diagnosed-with-cluster-headache-in-u-s-healthcare-claims-data
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Casey K Choong, Janet H Ford, Allen W Nyhuis, Shivang G Joshi, Rebecca L Robinson, Sheena K Aurora, James M Martinez
OBJECTIVE: To characterize demographics, clinical characteristics, and treatment patterns of patients with cluster headache (CH). BACKGROUND: CH is an uncommon trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia with limited evidence-based treatment options. Patients suffer from extremely painful unilateral headache attacks and autonomic symptoms with episodic and chronic cycles. DESIGN/METHODS: This retrospective analysis used insurance claims from Truven Health Analytics MarketScan(®) research databases from 2009 to 2014...
June 5, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562550/tricyclic-antidepressants-for-preventing-migraine-in-adults
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REVIEW
Xiao-Min Xu, Yang Liu, Mei-Xue Dong, De-Zhi Zou, You-Dong Wei
BACKGROUND: Migraine, ranked as the 7th-highest specific cause of disability worldwide, has caused an enormous burden on the economy and society. Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) is one of the most commonly drugs for migraine prevention. However, evidence about the efficacy and tolerability of TCAs in the prophylaxis of migraine in adults is somewhat confusing. METHODS: A computerized literature search of the PubMed, Embase, Cochrane, and Web of Science databases from inception to July 2016 was conducted...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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