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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806801/short-term-use-of-oral-corticosteroids-was-linked-to-increased-risk-for-sepsis-vte-and-fractures
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Kate Rowland
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August 15, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805984/self-medication-misuse-in-the-middle-east-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Malak M Khalifeh, Nicholas D Moore, Pascale R Salameh
Regulations usually distinguish between prescription-only (POM) and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. The former requires medical prescription; the latter are available for SM of common minor or easily treated ailments. However, in the Eastern Mediterranean countries, theoretical prescription medicines can easily be purchased without a prescription, as self-medication (SM) resulting in potential misuse and unnecessary risk for patients. The magnitude of this activity is uncertain. The aim of this article, therefore, is to undertake a comprehensive review to identify the different types of medicines that can easily be purchased as SM in Middle East and recognized as misused...
August 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805746/melanocortins-melanocortin-receptors-and-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Robert P Lisak, Joyce A Benjamins
The melanocortins and their receptors have been extensively investigated for their roles in the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis, but to a lesser extent in immune cells and in the nervous system outside the hypothalamic axis. This review discusses corticosteroid dependent and independent effects of melanocortins on the peripheral immune system, central nervous system (CNS) effects mediated through neuronal regulation of immune system function, and direct effects on endogenous cells in the CNS. We have focused on the expression and function of melanocortin receptors in oligodendroglia (OL), the myelin producing cells of the CNS, with the goal of identifying new therapeutic approaches to decrease CNS damage in multiple sclerosis as well as to promote repair...
August 14, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805142/intravenous-immunoglobulins-modify-relapsing-membranous-glomerulonephritis-after-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report
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Sanne Steyaert, Jo Van Dorpe, Anne Hoorens, Wim Van Biesen, Steven Van Laecke
OBJECTIVES: Recurrence of membranous glomerulonephritis after transplant is common and is an important cause of loss of renal graft. This case supports the effect of immunoglobulins in the treatment of this disease after transplantation. It is the first report in the literature with a follow-up of more than 10 years and because of the sustained effect of the immunoglobulins, it strengthens the idea that this can alter long-term outcome. METHODS: Single case study and search of the literature...
August 14, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804964/birth-outcomes-of-children-fathered-by-men-treated-with-systemic-corticosteroids-during-the-conception-period-a-cohort-study-based-on-nationwide-data
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M D Larsen, S Friedman, B Magnussen, B M Nørgård
Information on the safety of paternal use of medications prior to the time of conception is limited, and there is little available evidence regarding possible adverse effects of paternal use of systemic corticosteroids (SCS). In this cohort study, based on nationwide data, we examined the association between paternal use of SCS prior to conception and adverse birth outcomes. The study includes data from all singletons born in Denmark from 1January 1997 through 2013 (N=1,013,994). Children fathered by men who redeemed a prescription of SCS within 3 months before conception (N=2,380) constituted the exposed groups...
August 14, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803590/differential-protein-analysis-of-serum-exosomes-post-intravenous-immunoglobulin-therapy-in-patients-with-kawasaki-disease
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Li Zhang, Qi-Fang Song, Jing-Jie Jin, Ping Huang, Zhou-Ping Wang, Xiao-Fei Xie, Xiao-Qiong Gu, Xue-Juan Gao, Hong-Ling Jia
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease, which is characterised by systemic vasculitides accompanied by acute fever, is regularly treated by intravenous immunoglobulin to avoid lesion formation in the coronary artery; however, the mechanism of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy is unclear. Hence, we aimed to analyse the global expression profile of serum exosomal proteins before and after administering intravenous immunoglobulin. METHODS: Two-dimensional electrophoresis coupled with mass spectrometry analysis was used to identify the differentially expressed proteome of serum exosomes in patients with Kawasaki disease before and after intravenous immunoglobulin therapy...
August 14, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803456/evaluation-of-prenatal-corticosteroid-use-in-spontaneous-preterm-labor-in-the-brazilian-multicenter-study-on-preterm-birth-emip
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Tabata Z Dias, Renato Passini, Ricardo P Tedesco, Giuliane J Lajos, Patricia M Rehder, Marcelo L Nomura, Maria L Costa, Paulo F Oliveira, Maria H Sousa, Jose G Cecatti
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate prenatal corticosteroid use in women experiencing spontaneous preterm labor and preterm delivery. METHODS: The present cross-sectional multicenter study analyzed interview data from patients attending 20 hospitals in Brazil owing to preterm delivery between April 1, 2011, and September 30, 2012. Patients were stratified based on preterm labor occurring before 34 weeks or at 34-36(+6) weeks of pregnancy, and the frequency of prenatal corticosteroid use at admission was compared...
August 13, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803180/anxiety-contributes-to-poorer-asthma-outcomes-in-inner-city-black-adolescents
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Marissa R Shams, Alice C Bruce, Anne M Fitzpatrick
BACKGROUND: The factors associated with poor asthma control, exacerbations, and health care utilization in black adolescents are complex and not well understood. Although psychological comorbidities such as anxiety are common in patients with asthma, these have not been studied in this population. OBJECTIVE: This study characterized anxiety and associated asthma features in a cohort of black inner-city adolescents with persistent asthma and determined the association between anxiety symptoms, persistent uncontrolled asthma, and prospective health care utilization over 1 year...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802371/how-can-we-improve-medical-adherence-to-intranasal-corticosteroids-in-children
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Emre Ocak, Deniz Kocaoz, Baran Acar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the factors which may be related to nonadherence to intranasal corticosteroids (ICS) in the treatment of allergic rhinitis (AR) in children. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted on children with AR diagnosis in a tertiary referral hospital. All participants were provided with mometasone furoate nasal sprays for 30 days after the diagnosis. Caregivers were called back when the therapy was over and completed a questionnaire about the factors that may influence the adherence to the treatment...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801987/predictors-of-long-term-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-severe-colitis-a-northern-indian-cohort-study
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Saransh Jain, Saurabh Kedia, Tavpritesh Sethi, Sawan Bopanna, Dawesh Prakash Yadav, Sandeep Goyal, Rajesh Padhan, Pratap Mouli Venigalla, Peush Sahni, Nihar Ranjan Dash, Sujoy Pal, Govind Makharia, Simon P L Travis, Vineet Ahuja
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Knowledge of long-term outcomes following an index episode of acute severe colitis (ASC) can help informed decision-making at a time of acute exacerbation especially when colectomy is an option. We aimed to identify long-term outcomes and their predictors after a first episode of ASC in a large North Indian cohort. METHODS: Hospitalized patients satisfying Truelove and Witts' criteria under follow-up at a single centre from January 2003-December 2013 were included...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801434/comparative-effectiveness-of-six-chinese-herb-formulas-for-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-protocol-for-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Shaonan Liu, Jing Chen, Yihan He, Lei Wu, Jiaqi Lai, Jinhong Zuo, Lihong Yang, Xinfeng Guo
INTRODUCTION: Chinese medicine is commonly used to combine with pharmacotherapy for the treatment of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). Six Chinese herb formulas involving Weijing decoction, Maxingshigan decoction, Yuebijiabanxia decoction, Qingqihuatan decoction, Dingchuan decoction and Sangbaipi decoction are recommended in Chinese medicine clinical guideline or textbook, to relieve patients with phlegm-heat according to Chinese syndrome differentiation...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801320/in-stable-copd-long-acting-muscarinic-antagonist-plus-long-acting-beta-agonists-resulted-in-less-exacerbations-pneumonia-and-larger-improvement-in-fev-1-than-long-acting-beta-agonists-plus-inhaled-corticosteroids
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801181/the-use-of-oral-corticosteroids-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-in-italy-an-ig-ibd-survey
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Federica Fascì-Spurio, Gianmichele Meucci, Claudio Papi, Simone Saibeni
AIM: To evaluate how Italian gastroenterologists use corticosteroids in clinical practice for the treatment of Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: All members of the Italian Group for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IG-IBD) were invited to fill in a web-based questionnaire. RESULTS: 131/448 (29.2%) members completed the survey. In mild-to-moderate UC and CD relapses, low-bioavailability steroids (LBS) are first-line therapy for 37% and 42% of clinicians, respectively...
July 22, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800336/development-of-a-new-self-reporting-instrument-measuring-benefits-and-side-effects-of-corticosteroids-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-report-from-a-pilot-study
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Ruben G F Hendriksen, Judith M Lionarons, Jos G M Hendriksen, Johan S H Vles, Laura C McAdam, W Douglas Biggar
BACKGROUND: There is no cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD); treatment is symptomatic and corticosteroids slow the progression. Side effects of corticosteroids - especially the physical effects - have been described, however patients' and caregivers perception on chronic corticosteroid treatment and their side effects is less well known, in particular with regards to cognition, behaviour, and emotional functioning. OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this pilot study was to (i) construct a self-report questionnaire to assess the perceived benefits and side effects of corticosteroids for patients with DMD and their parents...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800273/assessing-the-impact-of-a-remote-digital-coaching-engagement-program-on-patient-reported-outcomes-in-asthma
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Mazi Rasulnia, Billy Stephen Burton, Robert P Ginter, Tracy Y Wang, Roy Alton Pleasants, Cynthia L Green, Njira Lugogo
BACKGROUND: Low adherence and poor outcomes provide opportunity for digital coaching to engage patients with uncontrolled asthma in their care to improve outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To examine the impact of a remote digital coaching program on asthma control and patient experience. METHODS: We recruited 51 adults with uncontrolled asthma, denoted by albuterol use of > 2 times per week and/or exacerbations requiring corticosteroids, and applied a 12-week patient-centered remote digital coaching program using a combination of educational pamphlets, symptom trackers, best peak flow establishment, physical activity, and dietary counseling, as well as coaches who implemented emotional enforcement  to motivate disease self-management through telephone, text, and email...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800272/omalizumab-in-non-allergic-asthma-a-report-of-13-cases
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Zeynep Çelebi Sözener, Ömür Aydın, Zeynep Mısırlıgil, Dilşad Mungan, Yavuz Selim Demirel, Gülfem E Çelik, Betül A Sin, Sevim Bavbek
BACKGROUND: There are limited data regarding the effectiveness of omalizumab in patients with non-allergic asthma. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and functional effectiveness of omalizumab in patients with non-allergic asthma. METHODS: The study was a single-center, retrospective chart review of patients with non-allergic asthma who were treated with add-on omalizumab between February 2014 and March 2016. After omalizumab was started, data of the Asthma Control Test(ACT), pulmonary function test, and daily oral corticosteroid(OCS) dosage were collected at baseline, 16 weeks, 1 year, 2 and 3 years (if available)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800267/geographic-variation-in-inhaled-corticosteroid-use-for-children-with-persistent-asthma-in-medicaid
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Amber M Goedken, John M Brooks, Gary Milavetz, Nicholas J Rudzianski, Elizabeth A Chrischilles
OBJECTIVE: Geographic variation in the rates of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) use for children with persistent asthma in Medicaid has been reported, but the source of the variation is unknown. The objective of this study was to quantify the geographic variation in ICS use for children with persistent asthma in Medicaid that remains after adjusting for the characteristics of children in an area. METHODS: Data from the 2005-2007 Medicaid Analytic eXtract files were used...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800210/rates-of-early-intervention-services-in-children-born-extremely-preterm-extremely-low-birthweight
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Ianthe S Mills, Lex W Doyle, Jeanie Ly Cheong, Gehan Roberts
AIM: To determine the rates of early intervention (EI) service use in extremely preterm (EP, <28 weeks' gestation) or extremely low birthweight (ELBW, <1000 g) infants between 1991 and 2013, and identify biological or socio-economic factors associated with receiving EI. METHODS: Participants comprised consecutive EP or ELBW survivors born in 1991-1992, 1997 or 2005 in Victoria, Australia, and randomly selected, matched term-born controls. The main outcome measure was parent-reported EI participation up to 8 years of age...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799140/management-of-labyrinthine-fistula-hearing-preservation-versus-prevention-of-residual-disease
#19
S Geerse, M J F de Wolf, F A Ebbens, E van Spronsen
The objective of the study was to evaluate postoperative hearing and disease control after cholesteatoma surgery for labyrinthine fistulas. In a retrospective cohort study, we evaluated a consecutive cohort comprising 44 patients (45 ears) with labyrinthine fistulas associated with chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma who underwent surgery between 2002 and 2015. We looked at patient characteristics, pre- and postoperative bone conduction thresholds (BCT), operative approach and findings, extent of disease and the occurrence of residual disease...
August 10, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799097/predicting-pulmonary-pharmacokinetics-from-in-vitro-properties-of-dry-powder-inhalers
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Sharvari Bhagwat, Uta Schilling, Mong-Jen Chen, Xiangyin Wei, Renishkumar Delvadia, Mohammad Absar, Bhawana Saluja, Günther Hochhaus
PURPOSE: The ability of two semi-mechanistic simulation approaches to predict the systemic pharmacokinetics (PK) of inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) delivered via dry powder inhalers (DPIs) was assessed for mometasone furoate, budesonide and fluticasone propionate. METHODS: Both approaches derived the total lung doses and the central to peripheral lung deposition ratios from clinically relevant cascade impactor studies, but differed in the way the pulmonary absorption rate was derived...
August 10, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
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