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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054815/whole-brain-radiotherapy-or-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-as-consolidation-strategies-after-high-dose-methotrexate-based-chemoimmunotherapy-in-patients-with-primary-cns-lymphoma-results-of-the-second-randomisation-of-the-international-extranodal-lymphoma
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Andrés J M Ferreri, Kate Cwynarski, Elisa Pulczynski, Christopher P Fox, Elisabeth Schorb, Paul La Rosée, Mascha Binder, Alberto Fabbri, Valter Torri, Eleonora Minacapelli, Monica Falautano, Fiorella Ilariucci, Achille Ambrosetti, Alexander Roth, Claire Hemmaway, Peter Johnson, Kim M Linton, Tobias Pukrop, Jette Sønderskov Gørløv, Monica Balzarotti, Georg Hess, Ulrich Keller, Stephan Stilgenbauer, Jens Panse, Alessandra Tucci, Lorella Orsucci, Francesco Pisani, Alessandro Levis, Stefan W Krause, Hans J Schmoll, Bernd Hertenstein, Mathias Rummel, Jeffery Smith, Michael Pfreundschuh, Giuseppina Cabras, Francesco Angrilli, Maurilio Ponzoni, Martina Deckert, Letterio S Politi, Jürgen Finke, Michele Reni, Franco Cavalli, Emanuele Zucca, Gerald Illerhaus
BACKGROUND: The International Extranodal Lymphoma Study Group-32 (IELSG32) trial is an international randomised phase 2 study that addresses two key clinical questions in the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed primary CNS lymphoma. Results of the first randomisation have demonstrated that methotrexate, cytarabine, thiotepa, and rituximab (called the MATRix regimen) is the induction combination associated with significantly better outcome compared with the other induction combinations tested...
October 17, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882919/a-randomised-controlled-cross-over-double-blind-pilot-study-protocol-on-thc-cbd-oromucosal-spray-efficacy-as-an-add-on-therapy-for-post-stroke-spasticity
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Lucio Marinelli, Maurizio Balestrino, Laura Mori, Luca Puce, Gian Marco Rosa, Laura Giorello, Antonio Currà, Francesco Fattapposta, Carlo Serrati, Carlo Gandolfo, Giovanni Abbruzzese, Carlo Trompetto
INTRODUCTION: Stroke is the most disabling neurological disorder and often causes spasticity. Transmucosal cannabinoids (tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol (THC:CBD), Sativex) is currently available to treat spasticity-associated symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis. Cannabinoids are being considered useful also in the treatment of pain, nausea and epilepsy, but may bear and increased risk for cardiovascular events. Spasticity is often assessed with subjective and clinical rating scales, which are unable to measure the increased excitability of the monosynaptic reflex, considered the hallmark of spasticity...
September 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845867/-effetti-collaterali-extrapiramidali-indotti-da-clozapina-un-caso-clinico
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Mariana Gallo, Chiara Squarcione, Francesco Saverio Bersani, Amedeo Minichino, Marta Fojanesi, Massimo Biondi
RIASSUNTO. Il seguente caso clinico descrive gli effetti collaterali extrapiramidali (EPS) indotti dalla clozapina che si sono presentati in un uomo che era stato trattato per 32 mesi esclusivamente con clozapina a bassi dosaggi. Questo caso clinico mostra che il trattamento a lungo termine con clozapina può essere associato a EPS e suggerisce che, sebbene la clozapina sia considerata il farmaco meno frequentemente associato a EPS e venga spesso prescritto come un trattamento efficace per questi sintomi, il suo utilizzo non elimina completamente il rischio di effetti collaterali neurologici...
July 2017: Rivista di Psichiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799641/new-requirements-for-phase-i-trials-a-challenge-for-italian-clinical-research
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Emanuela Marchesi, Manuela Monti, Oriana Nanni, Lisette Bassi, Martina Piccinni-Leopardi, Celeste Cagnazzo
BACKGROUND: In 2015, the Italian Medicines Agency (Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco; AIFA) issued the Determination 809/2015 with new requirements for phase I clinical trials. Before it came into force, we explored the extent to which several Italian oncology centers were working to implement it. METHODS: A survey was conducted among 80 Italian centers involved in clinical trials. Investigators and research coordinators were surveyed. RESULTS: Answers from 42 institutions were collected: among them 88...
August 7, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693028/desgarros-del-epitelio-pigmentario-de-la-retina-factores-de-riesgo-mecanismo-y-control-terap%C3%A3-utico
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Christoph R Clemens, Nicole Eter
Los desgarros del epitelio pigmentario de la retina (EPR) se asocian en la mayoría de los casos con los desprendimientos vascularizados del EPR debido a una degeneración macular asociada a la edad (DMAE), y normalmente implican una pérdida adversa de la agudeza visual. Estudios recientes indican que ha habido un aumento en la incidencia de desgarros del EPR desde la introducción de fármacos anti-factor de crecimiento del endotelio vascular (anti-VEGF) así como una asociación temporal entre el desgarro y la inyección intravítrea...
July 11, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692075/-sierosite-a-esordio-tardivo-indotta-da-clozapina-il-caso-della-signora-c
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Giuseppina Trincas, Donatella Lampugnani, Stefano Beretta, Cesare Maria Cornaggia, Agata Distefano, Massimiliano Beghi
RIASSUNTO. Introduzione. La polisierosite è una rara ma non trascurabile complicanza della terapia con clozapina, che avviene solitamente nella fase di titolazione del farmaco, o appena dopo il raggiungimento del plateau, e la politerapia ne aumenterebbe il tasso di incidenza. Caso clinico. La sig.ra C. è una paziente di 42 anni, fumatrice, affetta da schizofrenia associata a un disturbo di personalità borderline. Nel 2007 è stata impostata una terapia con clozapina, efficace nel lungo periodo e ben tollerata dalla paziente...
May 2017: Rivista di Psichiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600631/acute-pain-management-acetaminophen-and-ibuprofen-are-often-under-dosed
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Gregorio P Milani, Franca Benini, Laura Dell'Era, Davide Silvagni, Alberto F Podestà, Rossella Letizia Mancusi, Emilio F Fossali
Most children with pain are managed by either acetaminophen or ibuprofen. However, no study has so far investigated if children are prescribed adequate doses of acetaminophen or ibuprofen in emergency department. Aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the prevalence of under-dosage of these drugs in children presenting with pain in emergency department. Children initially prescribed with acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain management were included. The χ (2) automatic interaction detection method was used considering the percentage variation from the minimum of the appropriate dose as dependent variable while prescribed drug, age, gender, body weight, type of hospital (pediatric or general), and availability of internal guidelines on pediatric pain management in the emergency department as independent variables...
July 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585857/la-polifarmacia-del-paciente-cr%C3%A3-nico-complejo-y-la-nutrici%C3%A3-n-enteral
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Rosa Mª Romero Jiménez, Cristina Ortega Navarro, Cristina Cuerda Compés
La administración del tratamiento farmacológico en pacientes crónicos complejos tiene que realizarse en numerosas ocasiones por la misma vía por la que se administra la nutrición enteral. Es importante tener en cuenta la posibilidad de aparición de interacciones, ya que podrían producirse problemas asociados, como una pérdida de la efectividad del tratamiento farmacológico o una obstrucción de la sonda. Este tipo de pacientes suele tener un alto riesgo de presentar incompatibilidades de su tratamiento farmacológico con la nutrición enteral, debido a que se debe modificar en numerosas ocasiones la forma farmacéutica para la administración por sonda o enterostomía...
May 8, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562790/validation-of-an-instrument-regarding-nursing-intervention-in-patients-in-vasoactive-therapy
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Ane Elisa Paim, Eliane Regina Pereira do Nascimento, Kátia Cilene Godinho Bertoncello, Karla Gomes Sifroni, Nadia Chiodelli Salum, Keyla Cristiane do Nascimento
Objective: to validate the content of a Standard Operational Procedure, regarding nursing interventions in emergency patients treated with vasoactive drugs. Method: methodological study, carried out from December 2015 to January 2016. Content validity was determined by 16 experts (13 nurses, 2 pharmacists and one biomedical scientist), who judged it through a four-point Likert scale. The items were evaluated in terms of: feasibility, objectivity, simplicity, clearness, pertinence and accuracy...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513768/microbiological-testing-of-devices-used-in-maintaining-peripheral-venous-catheters
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Fernanda de Paula Rossini, Denise de Andrade, Lissandra Chaves de Sousa Santos, Adriano Menis Ferreira, Caroline Tieppo, Evandro Watanabe
Objective: to evaluate the use of peripheral venous catheters based on microbiological analysis of devices (dressing and three-way stopcocks) and thus contribute to the prevention and infection control. Methods: this was a prospective study of microbiological analysis of 30 three-way stopcocks (external surfaces and lumens) and 30 dressing used in maintaining the peripheral venous catheters of hospitalized adult patients. Results: all external surfaces, 40% of lumens, and 86...
May 15, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489185/risk-factors-associated-with-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-esp%C3%A3-rito-santo-brazil
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Geisa Fregona, Lorrayne Belique Cosme, Cláudia Maria Marques Moreira, José Luis Bussular, Valdério do Valle Dettoni, Margareth Pretti Dalcolmo, Eliana Zandonade, Ethel Leonor Noia Maciel
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the prevalence and factors associated with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Espírito Santo, Brazil. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of cases of tuberculosis tested for first-line drugs (isoniazid, rifampicin, pyrazinamide, ethambutol, and streptomycin) in Espírito Santo between 2002 and 2012. We have used laboratory data and registration of cases of tuberculosis - from the Sistema Nacional de Agravos de Notificação and Sistema para Tratamentos Especiais de Tuberculose...
April 27, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444095/judicial-demand-of-medications-through-the-federal-justice-of-the-state-of-paran%C3%A3
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Renato Mitsunori Nisihara, Ana Carolina Possebom, Luiza de Martino Cruvinel Borges, Ana Claudia Athanasio Shwetz, Fernanda Francis Benevides Bettes
Objective: To describe the profile of lawsuits related to drug requests filled at the Federal Justice of the State of Paraná. Methods: A cross-sectional study, and the data were obtained through consulting the lawsuits at the online system of the Federal Justice of Paraná. Results: Out of 347 lawsuits included in the study, 55% of plaintiffs were women, with a median age of 56 years. Oncology was the field with more requests (23.6%), and the highest mean costs...
January 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283528/rheumatoid-arthritis-phenotype-at-presentation-differs-depending-on-the-number-of-autoantibodies-present
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V F A M Derksen, S Ajeganova, L A Trouw, A H M van der Helm-van Mil, I Hafström, T W J Huizinga, R E M Toes, B Svensson, D van der Woude
OBJECTIVES: In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), seropositive and seronegative disease may be two entities with different underlying pathophysiological mechanisms, long-term outcomes and disease presentations. However, the effect of the conjoint presence of multiple autoantibodies, as proxy for a more pronounced humoral autoimmune response, on clinical phenotype remains unclear. Therefore, this study investigates the association between the number of autoantibodies and initial clinical presentation in two independent cohorts of patients with early RA...
April 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244790/estimating-the-prevalence-of-phenotypes-in-patients-with-pulmonary-obstructive-disease-adepocle-study
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Ana Beatriz De Abajo Larriba, Enrique Méndez Rodríguez, Javier González-Gallego, Jessica Capón Álvarez, Ángel Díaz Rodríguez, Beatriz Peleteiro Cobo, Omar Mahmoud Atoui, Serafín De Abajo Olea, Víctor Lumbreras González, Juan Martínez de Mandojana Hernández
Objective: To estimate the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) phenotypes in the province of Leon. Methods: Multicenter epidemiological cross-sectional study (30 health centers in the province of Leon). It included patients older than 35 years diagnosed and treated for COPD. Study variables: age, sex, habitat, anthropometric data, smoking, postbronchodilator spirometry, dyspnea (mMRC), exacerbations, severity (Bodex Index), hospitalization, treatment, monitoring and characterization of the phenotype (GesEOPC 2014)...
February 1, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198956/evaluating-pharmaceutical-waste-disposal-in-pediatric-units
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Maria Angélica Randoli de Almeida, Ana Maria Miranda Martins Wilson, Maria Angélica Sorgini Peterlini
OBJECTIVE: To verify the disposal of pharmaceutical waste performed in pediatric units. METHOD: A descriptive and observational study conducted in a university hospital. The convenience sample consisted of pharmaceuticals discarded during the study period. Handling and disposal during preparation and administration were observed. Data collection took place at pre-established times and was performed using a pre-validated instrument. RESULTS: 356 drugs disposals were identified (35...
November 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032881/alopecia-frontal-fibrosante-una-enfermedad-en-auge
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A De Quintana Sancho, X Piris García, J N Valle García, M Hierro Cámara
La alopecia frontal fibrosante (AFF) es un tipo de alopecia cicatricial cuya incidencia está aumentando de forma significativa en nuestro país. Se caracteriza por un retroceso en la línea de implantación del pelo a nivel frontotemporal que afecta mayoritariamente a mujeres postmenopaúsicas, con un impacto negativo en su calidad de vida. Se asocia a menopausia precoz en un 14% de los casos y a hipotiroidismo en un 15%. Con respecto al tratamiento, son los inhibidores de la 5α-reductasa, los fármacos que han demostrado mejoría de la enfermedad en un mayor número de casos...
December 30, 2016: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982380/access-to-and-use-of-high-blood-pressure-medications-in-brazil
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Sotero Serrate Mengue, Andréa Dâmaso Bertoldi, Luiz Roberto Ramos, Mareni Rocha Farias, Maria Auxiliadora Oliveira, Noemia Urruth Leão Tavares, Paulo Sergio Dourado Arrais, Vera Lucia Luiza, Tatiane da Silva Dal Pizzol
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the access to and use of medicines for high blood pressure among the Brazilian population according to social and demographic conditions. METHODS: Analysis of data from Pesquisa Nacional Sobre Acesso, Utilização e Promoção do Uso Racional de Medicamentos (PNAUM - National Survey on Access, Use and Promotion of Rational Use of Medicines), a nationwide cross-sectional, population-based study, with probability sampling, carried out between September 2013 and February 2014 in urban households in the five Brazilian regions...
December 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982373/prevalence-of-self-medication-in-brazil-and-associated-factors
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Paulo Sérgio Dourado Arrais, Maria Eneida Porto Fernandes, Tatiane da Silva Dal Pizzol, Luiz Roberto Ramos, Sotero Serrate Mengue, Vera Lucia Luiza, Noemia Urruth Leão Tavares, Mareni Rocha Farias, Maria Auxiliadora Oliveira, Andréa Dâmaso Bertoldi
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the prevalence and associated factors regarding the use of medicines by self-medication in Brazil. METHODS: This cross-sectional population-based study was conducted using data from the PNAUM (National Survey on Access, Use and Promotion of Rational Use of Medicines), collected between September 2013 and February 2014 by interviews at the homes of the respondents. All people who reported using any medicines not prescribed by a doctor or dentist were classified as self-medication practitioners...
December 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878224/potential-drug-interactions-in-patients-given-antiretroviral-therapy
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Wendel Mombaque Dos Santos, Silvia Regina Secoli, Stela Maris de Mello Padoin
Objective: to investigate potential drug-drug interactions (PDDI) in patients with HIV infection on antiretroviral therapy. Methods: a cross-sectional study was conducted on 161 adults with HIV infection. Clinical, socio demographic, and antiretroviral treatment data were collected. To analyze the potential drug interactions, we used the software Micromedex(r). Statistical analysis was performed by binary logistic regression, with a p-value of ≤0.05 considered statistically significant...
November 21, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828674/development-health-and-international-policy-the-research-and-innovation-dimension
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REVIEW
Paulo Marchiori Buss, Claudia Chamas, Miriam Faid, Carlos Morel
This text main objective is to discuss development and health from the perspective of the influence of global health governance, using as the tracer the dimension of research, development, and innovation policies in health, which relate to both important inputs for the health system, like drugs and medicines, vaccines, diagnostic reagents, and equipment, and innovative concepts and practices for the improvement of health systems and public health. The authors examine the two main macro-processes that influence development and health: the post-2015 Development Agenda and the process under way in the World Health Organization concerning research and development, intellectual property, and access to health inputs...
November 3, 2016: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
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