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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334721/efficacy-and-safety-of-tocilizumab-in-korean-patients-with-active-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Han Joo Baek, Mie Jin Lim, Won Park, Sung Hwan Park, Seung-Cheol Shim, Dae-Hyun Yoo, Hyun Ah Kim, Soo Kon Lee, Yun Jong Lee, Young Eun Park, Hoon-Suk Cha, Yeong-Wook Song
Background/Aims: To investigate the efficacy and safety of tocilizumab (TCZ) humanized anti-interleukin-6 receptor monoclonal antibody, in Korean patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) refractory to conventional disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) including methotrexate (MTX). Methods: The main study was a 24-week, randomized, double-blind, controlled trial that was followed by a 48-week, open-labeled, extension phase. TCZ (8 mg/kg) or placebo was intravenously administered every 4 weeks...
January 17, 2018: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334707/-comparing-the-immunogenicity-and-safety-of-sequential-inoculation-of-sipv-followed-by-bopv-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-in-different-dosage-forms
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H Ye, T Huang, Z F Ying, G L Li, Y C Che, Z M Zhao, J F Wang, X L Yang, L Shi, R J Jiang, X C Liu, Z J Mo, C G Li, J S Yang
Objective: To compare the safety and immunogenicity of two different sequential schedules of inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine made from Sabin strain (sIPV) followed by typeⅠ+Ⅲ bivalent oral poliovirus vaccine (bOPV) in Drug Candy (DC) form or liquid dosage form). Methods: This randomized, blinded, single center, parallel-group controlled trial was done from September 2015 to June 2016 in Liuzhou, Guangxi province. Healthy infants aged ≥2 months were eligible for enrollment and divided into 1sIPV+2bOPV or 2sIPV+1bOPV sequential schedules...
January 6, 2018: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334610/phase-ii-study-of-dovitinib-in-patients-with-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-kcsg-gu11-05
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Yoon Ji Choi, Hye Sook Kim, Se Hoon Park, Bong-Seog Kim, Kyoung Ha Kim, Hyo Jin Lee, Hong Suk Song, Dong-Yeop Shin, Ha Young Lee, Hoon-Gu Kim, Kyung Hee Lee, Jae Lyun Lee, Kyong Hwa Park
Purpose: Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) signals are important in carcinogenesis and progression of prostate cancer. Dovitinib is an oral, pan-class inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR), platelet-derived growth factor receptor, and fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR). We evaluated the efficacy and toxicity of dovitinib in men with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Materials and Methods: This study was a single-arm, phase II, open-label, multicenter trial of dovitinib 500mg/day (5-days-on/2-days-off schedule)...
January 2, 2018: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334603/multicenter-phase-ii-study-of-oxaliplatin-irinotecan-and-s-1-as-first-line-treatment-for-patients-with-recurrent-or-metastatic-biliary-tract-cancer
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Changhoon Yoo, Boram Han, Hyeong Su Kim, Kyu-Pyo Kim, Deokhoon Kim, Jae Ho Jeong, Jae-Lyun Lee, Tae Won Kim, Jung Han Kim, Dae Ro Choi, Hong Il Ha, Jinwon Seo, Heung-Moon Chang, Baek-Yeol Ryoo, Dae Young Zang
Purpose: Although gemcitabine plus cisplatin has been established as the standard first-line chemotherapy for patients with advanced biliary tract cancer (BTC), overall prognosis remains poor. We investigated the efficacy of a novel triplet combination of oxaliplatin, irinotecan, and S-1 (OIS) for advanced BTC. Materials and Methods: Chemotherapy-naive patients with histologically documented unresectable or metastatic BTC were eligible for this multicenter, single-arm phase II study...
January 8, 2018: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334564/validating-the-electronic-cardiac-arrest-risk-triage-ecart-score-for-risk-stratification-of-surgical-inpatients-in-the-postoperative-setting-retrospective-cohort-study
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Bartlomiej Bartkowiak, Ashley M Snyder, Andrew Benjamin, Andrew Schneider, Nicole M Twu, Matthew M Churpek, Kevin K Roggin, Dana P Edelson
OBJECTIVE: Assess the accuracy of 3 early warning scores for predicting severe adverse events in postoperative inpatients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Postoperative clinical deterioration on inpatient hospital services is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and cost. Early warning scores have been developed to detect inpatient clinical deterioration and trigger rapid response activation, but knowledge regarding the application of early warning scores to postoperative inpatients is limited...
January 12, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334541/a-novel-technique-for-measuring-eyelid-force
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Shay Ofir, Avner Belkin, Arie Y Nemet
PURPOSE: We present a novel technique to directly measure the eyelid upward force generation. This technique can be used during routine clinical examination using an inexpensive, portable force gauge. METHODS: This prospective case series was conducted January to June 2015 in an ophthalmology clinic affiliated with a tertiary care medical center. A convenience sample of 42 patients (40-90 years of age) without known eyelid pathology participated. The eyelid upward net force generated was measured directly using a handheld dynamometer noninvasively attached to the upper eyelid...
January 12, 2018: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334530/antegrade-arterial-and-portal-flushing-versus-portal-flushing-only-for-right-lobe-live-donor-liver-transplantation-a-randomized-control-trial
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Viniyendra Pamecha, Rommel Sandhyav, Piyush Kumar Sinha, Kishore Gurumoorthy Subramanya Bharathy, Shridhar Sasturkar
INTRODUCTION: In live donor liver transplantation (LDLT) portal flush only of the graft is done on the bench. There is no data on antegrade arterial flush along with portal flush of the graft. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing elective right lobe LDLT were block-randomized to receive either portal flush only or both portal and antegrade arterial flush. The primary objectives were safety, rate of early allograft dysfunction (EAD), and impact on vascular and biliary complications RESULTS: After randomization there were 40 patients in each group...
January 12, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334491/a-randomized-titrate-to-target-study-comparing-fixed-dose-combinations-of-azilsartan-medoxomil-and-chlorthalidone-with-olmesartan-and-hydrochlorothiazide-in-stage-2-systolic-hypertension
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William C Cushman, George L Bakris, William B White, Michael A Weber, Domenic Sica, Andrew Roberts, Eric Lloyd, Stuart Kupfer
BACKGROUND: Azilsartan medoxomil (AZL-M), an angiotensin II receptor blocker, has been developed in fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) with chlorthalidone (CTD). OBJECTIVE/METHODS: We compared FDCs of AZL-M/CTD 20/12.5 mg once daily titrated to 40/25 mg if needed or AZL-M/CTD 40/12.5 mg once daily titrated to 80/25 mg if needed with an olmesartan medoxomil (OLM)-hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) 20/12.5 mg FDC once daily titrated to 40/25 mg if needed in a randomized, double-blind, 8-week study of 1085 participants with clinic SBP 160-190 mmHg and DBP 119 mmHg or less...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334291/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-hyperprolactinemia-among-patients-with-various-psychiatric-diagnoses-and-medications
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Fahad D Alosaimi, Ebtihaj O Fallata, Mohammed Abalhassan, Abdulhadi Alhabbad, Nasser Alzain, Bandar Alhaddad, Mohammed Z Alassiry
OBJECTIVES: Hyperprolactinemia is a common adverse event associated with psychotropic medications (mainly antipsychotics) used in the management of schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of hyperprolactinemia in psychiatric patients and to evaluate its association with various psychiatric diagnoses and the use of various psychotropic medications. METHODS: A cross-sectional observational study was conducted between July 2012 and June 2014...
January 15, 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334278/a-comparative-safety-review-between-glp-1-receptor-agonists-and-sglt2-inhibitors-for-diabetes-treatment
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Agostino Consoli, Gloria Formoso, Maria Pompea Antonia Baldassarre, Fabrizio Febo
Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RA) and sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) are of particular interest in type 2 diabetes treatment strategies, due to their efficacy in reducing HbA1c with a low risk of hypoglycaemia, to their positive effects on body weight and blood pressure and in light of their effects on cardiovascular risk and on nephroprotection emerged from the most recent cardiovascular outcome trials. Since it is therefore very likely that GLP-1RA and SGLT2i use will become more and more common, it is more and more important to gather and discuss information about their safety profile...
January 15, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334132/oxybutynin-3-gel-for-the-treatment-of-primary-focal-hyperhidrosis-in-adolescents-and-young-adults
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Nicholas V Nguyen, Jane Gralla, James Abbott, Anna L Bruckner
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: There are no reliably effective, well-tolerated topical agents for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. We sought to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of oxybutynin 3% gel in adolescents and young adults with primary focal hyperhidrosis. METHODS: Patients with severe axillary hyperhidrosis were treated with topical oxybutynin 3% gel for 4 weeks. Response to treatment was assessed by calculating change in Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Score from baseline to weeks 1 and 4...
January 15, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334040/botulinum-toxin-type-a-for-pain-in-advanced-parkinson-s-disease
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Veronica Bruno, Maria Eliza Freitas, Deborah Mancini, Jane P Lui, Janis Miyasaki, Susan H Fox
Background and Objective Pain is a frequent symptom in Parkinson's disease (PD), and the therapeutic alternatives are scarce. The goal of this trial was to measure the effects of botulinum toxin type A (BTXA) in the treatment of limb pain in advanced PD. Methods A randomized double-blind crossover versus placebo study of BTXA for limb pain in advanced Parkinson's disease was conducted. Subjects received individualized BTXA/placebo dosing per pain distribution in limbs. The primary outcome was a measure of change in global pain on a numeric rating scale (NRS) at 4 and 12 weeks postinjection and on a visual analogue scale 12 weeks after treatment...
January 2018: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333958/focal-mri-guided-salvage-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-in-patients-with-radiorecurrent-prostate-cancer
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Metha Maenhout, Max Peters, Marco van Vulpen, Marinus A Moerland, Richard P Meijer, Maurice A A J van den Bosch, Paul L Nguyen, Steven J Frank, Jochem R N van der Voort van Zyp
INTRODUCTION: Whole-gland salvage treatment of radiorecurrent prostate cancer has a high rate of severe toxicity. The standard of care in case of a biochemical recurrence is androgen deprivation treatment, which is associated with morbidity and negative effects on quality of life. A salvage treatment with acceptable toxicity might postpone the start of androgen deprivation treatment, might have a positive influence on the patients' quality of life, and might even be curative. Here, toxicity and biochemical outcome are described after magnetic resonance imaging-guided focal salvage high-dose-rate brachytherapy in patients with radiorecurrent prostate cancer...
December 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333822/labial-adhesions-experience-in-a-children-s-hospital
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Anahí Rubinstein, Gisel Rahman, Paula Risso, Dolores Ocampo
Labial adhesions are defined as the complete or partial fusion of the pudendal cleft due to the agglutination of the labia minora in the midline. They most commonly occur between 3 months and 6 years of life. Between January 1st, 2002 and December 31st, 2015, 425 girls diagnosed with labial adhesions and seen at the Unit of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology of Hospital de Niños de La Plata, Argentina, were analyzed. Their average age was 2.7 years (standard deviation: 2.6 years). The most common presentation of labial adhesions was that involving more than 75% of the total length of the labia (p < 0...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333764/education-is-the-strongest-socioeconomic-predictor-of-smoking-in-pregnancy
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Juho Härkönen, Matti Lindberg, Linnea Karlsson, Hasse Karlsson, Noora M Scheinin
AIMS: To investigate socioeconomic disparities in smoking in pregnancy (SIP) by the mother's education, occupational class, and current economic conditions. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis with linked survey and register data. SETTING: South-Western Finland. PARTICIPANTS: 2,667 pregnant women (70% of the original sample (N=3,808)) from FinnBrain, a prospective pregnancy cohort study. MEASUREMENTS: The outcome was smoking during the first pregnancy trimester, measured from the Finnish Medical Birth Register...
January 14, 2018: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333596/risk-of-adverse-events-associated-with-front-line-anti-myeloma-treatment-in-medicare-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
#16
Ying Chen, David R Lairson, Wenyaw Chan, Xianglin L Du
This study aims to examine the risks of adverse events associated with anti-multiple myeloma (MM) therapies in a large population-based cohort of elderly patients with MM. Patients diagnosed with advanced MM from 2005 through 2009 and receiving anti-MM therapy were identified from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare-linked data. We compared safety outcomes between novel agents (proteasome inhibitor (PI) and immunomodulatory drugs (IMiD)) and other therapies and between PI- or IMiD-based regimens and PI plus IMiD combination regimens...
January 15, 2018: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333595/implanted-closed-loop-gastric-electrical-stimulation-clges-system-with-sensor-based-feedback-safely-limits-weight-regain-at-24%C3%A2-months
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S Morales-Conde, I Alarcón Del Agua, L Busetto, F Favretti, M Anselmino, G M Rovera, M Socas-Macias, A Barranco-Moreno, R Province-Azalde, A J Torres
BACKGROUND: Weight regain following bariatric surgery is not uncommon. Safe, effective weight loss treatment up to 1 year has been reported with the closed-loop gastric electrical stimulation (CLGES) system. Continuous recording of eating and activity behavior by onboard sensors is one of the novel features of this closed-loop electrical stimulation therapy, and may provide improved long-term weight maintenance by enhancing aftercare. METHODS: Four centers participating in a 12-month prospective multicenter randomized study monitored all implanted participants (n = 47) up to 24 months after laparoscopic implantation of a CLGES system...
January 15, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333517/safety-and-feasibility-of-platelet-rich-fibrin-matrix-injections-for-treatment-of-common-urologic-conditions
#18
Ethan L Matz, Amy M Pearlman, Ryan P Terlecki
Purpose: Autologous platelet rich plasma (PRP) is used increasingly in a variety of settings. PRP injections have been used for decades to improve angiogenesis and wound healing. They have also been offered commercially in urology with little to no data on safety or efficacy. PRP could theoretically improve multiple urologic conditions, such as erectile dysfunction (ED), Peyronie's disease (PD), and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). A concern with PRP, however, is early washout, a situation potentially avoided by conversion to platelet rich fibrin matrix (PRFM)...
January 2018: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333501/feasibility-of-conducting-intradermal-vaccination-campaign-with-inactivated-poliovirus-vaccine-using-tropis-intradermal-needle-free-injection-system-karachi-pakistan
#19
Mohammad Tahir Yousafzai, Ali Faisal Saleem, Ondrej Mach, Attaullah Baig, Roland W Sutter, Anita K M Zaidi
Background: Administration of intradermal fractional dose of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (fIPV) has proven to be safe and immunogenic; however, its intradermal application using needle and syringe is technically difficult and requires trained personnel. Methods: We assessed feasibility of conducting an intradermal fIPV campaign in polio high risk neighborhood of Karachi using Tropis needle-free injector. During the one-day fIPV campaign, we measured average "application time" to administer fIPV with Tropis, collected ergonomic information and measured vaccine wastage...
August 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333405/primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-a-new-prognostic-model-for-patients-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-histology
#20
Yongchel Ahn, Heui June Ahn, Dok Hyun Yoon, Jung Yong Hong, Changhoon Yoo, Shin Kim, Jooryung Huh, Cheolwon Suh
Background: Age and performance status are important prognostic factors in primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma. Although several prognostic models have been proposed, there is no consensus on the optimal model for patients with diffuse large B-cell histology. Methods: Seventy-seven patients with primary CNS diffuse large B-cell lymphoma were retrospectively analyzed to determine factors affecting survival. Three Western models were applied to our eligible patients; we devised a novel model based on our findings...
December 2017: Blood Research
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