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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719594/prophylactic-therapy-of-cyclic-vomiting-syndrome-in-children-comparison-of-amitriptyline-and-cyproheptadine-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Negin Badihian, Hossein Saneian, Shervin Badihian, Omid Yaghini
OBJECTIVES: Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of nausea and vomiting. There is no definite treatment for the condition, although some medications are recommended. We aimed to compare the efficacy of amitriptyline and cyproheptadine in prophylactic therapy of CVS. METHODS: This is a single-blinded randomized clinical trial conducted during 2015-2016 in Isfahan, Iran. Sixty-four children who were 3-15 years old, with a diagnosis of CVS (based on Rome III criteria), were included in the study and were randomly divided into two groups of amitriptyline and cyproheptadine...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719502/safety-of-quadrivalent-meningococcal-conjugate-vaccine-in-children-2-10-years
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Sara Y Tartof, Lina S Sy, Bradley K Ackerson, Rulin C Hechter, Mendel Haag, Jeffrey M Slezak, Yi Luo, Christine A Fischetti, Harp S Takhar, Yan Miao, Zendi Solano, Steven J Jacobsen, Hung-Fu Tseng
BACKGROUND: Quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine is recommended for children, adolescents, and adults at increased risk of meningococcal disease. In 2011, MenACWY-CRM (Menveo, GSK) was approved for children aged 2-10 years in the U.S. Although no safety concerns arose from clinical trials, it remains important to monitor its safety in routine clinical settings. METHODS: Kaiser Permanente Southern California members 2-10 years old who received MenACWY-CRM between September 2011 and September 2014 were included...
July 14, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719427/opioid-reduction-following-interventional-procedures-for-chronic-pain-a-synthesis-of-the-evidence
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Dermot P Maher, Steven P Cohen
The past decade has witnessed the tremendous growth of procedures to treat chronic pain, which has resulted in increased third-party scrutiny. Although most of these procedures appear to be associated with significant pain relief, at least in the short and intermediate term, their ability to improve secondary outcome measures, including function and work status is less clear-cut. One of these secondary outcome measures that has garnered substantial interest in the pain and general medical communities is whether interventions can reduce opioid intake, which is associated with significant risks that in most cases outweigh the benefits in the long term...
July 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719387/pediatric-mitochondrial-diseases-and-the-heart
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Gregory M Enns
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mitochondrial disorders are an increasingly recognized cause of heart dysfunction, with the primary manifestations being cardiomyopathy and conduction defects. This review focuses on the complex genetics of mitochondrial disease and recently discovered conditions that affect mitochondrial function. RECENT FINDINGS: Next-generation sequencing techniques, especially whole-exome sequencing, have led to the discovery of a number of conditions that cause mitochondrial dysfunction and subsequent cardiac abnormalities...
July 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719227/simvastatin-as-an-adjunctive-therapy-to-risperidone-in-treatment-of-autism-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Ehsan Moazen-Zadeh, Fatemeh Shirzad, Mohammad-Ali Karkhaneh-Yousefi, Rasoul Khezri, Mohammad-Reza Mohammadi, Shahin Akhondzadeh
OBJECTIVES: Providing novel treatments for autism has been a subject of long-standing research. Based on etiopathological findings, we aim at assessing potential therapeutic effects of statins, here simvastatin, on autism symptoms for the first time. METHODS: In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group 10-week clinical trial, 70 drug-free children aged 4 to 12 years old with diagnosis of autistic disorder based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision, who had an Aberrant Behavior Checklist-Community (ABC-C) scale irritability subscale score of ≥12, were equally randomized to receive either simvastatin (20-40 mg/day) or placebo as an adjunct to risperidone (1-2 mg/day) whereas administration of both drugs was started simultaneously from baseline...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719225/association-between-social-support-and-self-care-behaviors-in-adults-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Zijing Chen, Vincent S Fan, Basia Belza, Kenneth Pike, Huong Q Nguyen
RATIONALE: Higher social support is associated with a better quality of life and functioning in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between structural and functional social support and self-care behaviors in adults with COPD. METHODS: This was a longitudinal study using data from the CASCADE (COPD Activity: Serotonin Transporter, Cytokines, and Depression) study which was focused on depression and functioning in COPD...
July 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719221/biosimilars-biologics-that-meet-patients-needs-and-healthcare-economics
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Mark McCamish, William Yoon, James McKay
Biologics have revolutionized medical care, yet uniform access to these effective medicines remains difficult due to the increasing costs of healthcare. As patent exclusivity on the early biologics wanes, regulatory and legal systems are adapting to bring competition to the field in the form of biosimilars. Biosimilars are biologics that offer the same clinical benefit in one or more of the same indications as the reference biologic drug and bring competition to the biologics space. Legislation creating a pathway resulting in the first US approvals of biosimilars has been in place since 2010, but the regulatory methodology and science of evaluating the sameness of two biologics has been in use for decades...
September 2016: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719151/staged-treatment-in-early-psychosis-a-sequential-multiple-assignment-randomised-trial-of-interventions-for-ultra-high-risk-of-psychosis-patients
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Barnaby Nelson, G Paul Amminger, Hok Pan Yuen, Nicky Wallis, Melissa J Kerr, Lisa Dixon, Cameron Carter, Rachel Loewy, Tara A Niendam, Martha Shumway, Sarah Morris, Julie Blasioli, Patrick D McGorry
AIM: Previous research indicates that preventive intervention is likely to benefit patients "at risk" of psychosis, in terms of functional improvement, symptom reduction and delay or prevention of onset of threshold psychotic disorder. The primary aim of the current study is to test outcomes of ultra high risk (UHR) patients, primarily functional outcome, in response to a sequential intervention strategy consisting of support and problem solving (SPS), cognitive-behavioural case management and antidepressant medication...
July 18, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719084/defending-a-never-event
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John R Shepperd
There are medical mishaps that have been deemed "Never Events" by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This term refers generally to preventable occurrences so egregious that they should never occur. But they do occur. And when they do, litigation often follows. This article focuses on one such Never Event-the operating room fire-with strategies on how to defend it. Information provided in this article was derived from a review of the relevant literature and from the author's personal experience defending lawsuits arising from Never Events, including a jury trial involving a surgeon who was sued for a patient's injuries after a fire erupted in the operating room...
July 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718987/the-impact-of-exercise-on-sleep-in-adults-with-type-1-diabetes
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Ravi Reddy, Joseph El Youssef, Kerri Winters-Stone, Deborah Branigan, Joseph Leitschuh, Jessica Castle, Peter G Jacobs
The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the impact of exercise on sleep and nocturnal hypoglycemia in adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D). In a 3-week crossover trial, 10 adults with T1D were randomized to perform aerobic, resistance or no exercise. During each exercise week, participants completed two separate 45-minute exercise sessions at an academic medical center. Participants returned home and wore a continuous glucose monitor and a wrist based activity monitor to estimate sleep duration. Participants on average lost 70 (±49) minutes of sleep (p = 0...
July 18, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718878/deep-brain-and-cortical-stimulation-for-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Mathieu Sprengers, Kristl Vonck, Evelien Carrette, Anthony G Marson, Paul Boon
BACKGROUND: Despite optimal medical treatment, including epilepsy surgery, many epilepsy patients have uncontrolled seizures. Since the 1970s interest has grown in invasive intracranial neurostimulation as a treatment for these patients. Intracranial stimulation includes both deep brain stimulation (DBS) (stimulation through depth electrodes) and cortical stimulation (subdural electrodes). This is an updated version of a previous Cochrane review published in 2014. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability of DBS and cortical stimulation for refractory epilepsy based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
July 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718528/impairment-of-sperm-dna-methylation-in-male-infertility-a-meta-analytic-study
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D Santi, S De Vincentis, E Magnani, G Spaggiari
Considering the widespread use of assisted reproductive techniques (ART), DNA methylation of specific genes involved in spermatogenesis achieves increasingly clinical relevance, representing a possible explanation of increased incidence of syndromes related to genomic imprinting in medically assisted pregnancies. Several trials suggested a relationship between male sub-fertility and sperm DNA methylation, although its weight on seminal parameters alteration is still a matter of debate. To evaluate whether aberrant sperm DNA methylation of imprinted genes is associated with impaired sperm parameters...
July 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718326/cns-anticancer-drug-discovery-and-development-2016-conference-insights
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Victor A Levin, Lauren E Abrey, Timothy P Heffron, Peter J Tonge, Arvin C Dar, William A Weiss, James M Gallo
CNS Anticancer Drug Discovery and Development November 2016, AZ, USA The 2016 second CNS Anticancer Drug Discovery and Development Conference addressed diverse viewpoints about why new drug discovery/development focused on CNS cancers has been sorely lacking. Despite more than 70,000 individuals in the USA being diagnosed with a primary brain malignancy and 151,669-286,486 suffering from metastatic CNS cancer, in 1999, temozolomide was the last drug approved by the US FDA as an anticancer agent for high-grade gliomas...
July 18, 2017: CNS Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718325/collaborative-care-for-psychiatric-disorders-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review
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Pallavi Dham, Sarah Colman, Karen Saperson, Carrie McAiney, Lillian Lourenco, Nick Kates, Tarek K Rajji
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the mode of implementation, clinical outcomes, cost-effectiveness, and the factors influencing uptake and sustainability of collaborative care for psychiatric disorders in older adults. DESIGN: Systematic review. SETTING: Primary care, home health care, seniors' residence, medical inpatient and outpatient. PARTICIPANTS: Studies with a mean sample age of 60 years and older. INTERVENTION: Collaborative care for psychiatric disorders...
January 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718236/dose-comparison-and-side-effect-profile-of-metformin-extended-release-versus-metformin-immediate-release
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Maliha Hameed, Khurshid Khan, Sadia Salman, Nasir Mehmood
BACKGROUND: Diabetes Mellitus type 2 is very common worldwide, with majority of cases in Asia Pacific region. Metformin is the first line therapy, along with lifestyle modification for all type 2 diabetics as recommended by ADA. Metformin is available as conventional Metformin Immediate Release (MIR) and Metformin Extended Release (MXR). Metformin XR has better gastrointestinal tolerability and fewer side effects as compared to Metformin IR, with similar efficacy regarding anti-hyperglycaemic effects...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717929/reduction-in-targeted-potentially-inappropriate-medication-use-in-elderly-inpatients-a-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial
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Benoit Cossette, Jean-François Éthier, Thomas Joly-Mischlich, Josée Bergeron, Geneviève Ricard, Serge Brazeau, Mathieu Caron, Olivier Germain, Hélène Payette, Janusz Kaczorowski, Mitchell Levine
PURPOSE: The use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) in hospitalized older adults is a complex problem, but the use of computerized alert systems (CAS) has shown some potential. The study's objective is to assess the change in PIM use with a CAS-based pharmacist-physician intervention model compared to usual clinical care. METHODS: Pragmatic single-site randomized controlled trial was conducted at a university teaching hospital. Hospitalizations identified with selected Beers or STOPP criteria were randomized to usual clinical care or to the CAS-based pharmacist-physician intervention...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717761/estimation-of-premature-deaths-from-lack-of-access-to-anti-her2-therapy-for-advanced-breast-cancer-in-the-brazilian-public-health-system
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Márcio Debiasi, Tomás Reinert, Rafael Kaliks, Gilberto Amorim, Maira Caleffi, Carlos Sampaio, Gustavo Dos Santos Fernandes, Carlos H Barrios
PURPOSE: Patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) -positive metastatic tumors treated in the public health system in Brazil do not have access to trastuzumab. This study aimed to estimate the impact of the lack of access to anti-HER2 therapies on the mortality of these patients. METHODS: On the basis of published data, the number of patients with HER2-positive advanced breast cancer in 2016 who should receive anti-HER2 targeted therapy was estimated...
June 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717545/low-dose-lignocaine-butorphanol-vs-low-dose-bupivacaine-for-spinal-anaesthesia-in-day-care-urological-surgeries-a-prospective-randomized-control-trial
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Shahil Rameshbhai Khant, Rajeev Chaudhari, Rishikesh Arun Kore, Shirish Bhagwat, Ranjan Purushottam Jakhalekar
OBJECTIVE: A local anaesthetic with fast onset, short and reliable duration of anaesthesia may be preferable for day care urological surgeries. Low dose lignocaine is believed to act faster and to have a shorter duration of action than low dose bupivacaine. Use of lignocaine for spinal anesthesia is discouraged now a days because of rare reports of transient neurological symptoms. The purpose of this study was to compare effectiveness and safety of low dose of lignocaine + butorphanol against low dose of bupivacaine for day care urological surgeries...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717270/antioxidant-therapy-in-idiopathic-oligoasthenoteratozoospermia
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REVIEW
Ahmad Majzoub, Ashok Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: Idiopathic oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (iOAT) is commonly encountered during the evaluation of men with infertility. Antioxidants have been utilized empirically in the treatment of iOAT based on their ability to reverse oxidative stress (OS)-induced sperm dysfunction often encountered in this patient population. METHODS: A literature search was performed using MEDLINE/PubMed, focusing on publications of antioxidant therapies for iOAT. The main objective of our review article was to report the rationale and available evidence supporting the use of antioxidants...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716993/low-soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-endoglin-and-endothelin-1-levels-in-women-with-confirmed-or-suspected-preeclampsia-using-proton-pump-inhibitors
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Langeza Saleh, Raaho Samantar, Ingrid M Garrelds, Anton H van den Meiracker, Willy Visser, A H Jan Danser
Patients with preeclampsia display elevated placenta-derived sFlt-1 (soluble Fms-like tyrosine kinase-1) and endoglin levels and decreased placental growth factor levels. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) decrease trophoblast sFlt-1 and endoglin secretion in vitro. PPIs are used during pregnancy to combat reflux disease. Here, we investigated whether PPIs affect sFlt-1 in women with confirmed/suspected preeclampsia, making use of a prospective cohort study involving 430 women. Of these women, 40 took PPIs (6 esomeprazole, 32 omeprazole, and 2 pantoprazole) for 8 to 45 (median 29) days before sFlt-1 measurement...
July 17, 2017: Hypertension
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