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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792974/patient-compliance-with-maintenance-intravesical-therapy-for-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
#1
Shlomi Tapiero, Alexander Helfand, Daniel Kedar, Ofer Yossepowitch, Andrei Nadu, Jack Baniel, David Lifshitz, David Margel
OBJECTIVE: To assess patient adherence to intravesical instillation therapy for non-muscle invasive urothelial carcinoma outside of clinical trials. METHODS: We reviewed the records of patients from 2000-2013 who received intravesical therapy for non-muscle invasive urothelial carcinoma. Patients with evidence of tumor recurrence or progression were excluded. We performed univariable and multivariable regression analysis to predict adherence to intravesical therapy...
May 21, 2018: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792143/recent-updates-on-novel-approaches-in-insulin-drug-delivery-a-review-of-challenges-and-pharmaceutical-implications
#2
Manisha Pandey, Hira Choudhury, Cheah Xiao Yi, Chen Wei Mun, Goh Khang Ping, Guee Xin Rou, Bhalqish Jeet Kaur A/P Ambar Jeet Singh, Angel Ng Ann Jhee, Lee Kai Chin, Prashant Kesharwani, Bapi Gorain, Zahid Hussain
Diabetes mellitus, a metabolic disorder of glucose metabolism, is mainly associated with insulin resistance to the body cells, or impaired production of insulin by the pancreatic β-cells. Insulin is mainly required to regulate glucose metabolism in type 1 diabetes mellitus patients; however, many patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus also require insulin, especially when their condition cannot be controlled solely by oral hypoglycemic agents. Hence, major researches are ongoing attempting to improve the delivery of insulin in order to make it more convenient to patients who experience side effects from the conventional treatment procedure or non-adherence to insulin regimen due to multiple comorbid conditions...
May 22, 2018: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792125/characteristics-of-apixaban-treated-patients-evaluation-of-the-dose-prescribed-and-the-persistence-of-treatment-a-cohort-study-in-catalonia
#3
Ainhoa Gomez-Lumbreras, Jordi Cortes, Maria Giner-Soriano, M Angeles Quijada-Manuitt, Rosa Morros
BACKGROUND: Apixaban is a direct oral anticoagulant, which inhibits factor Xa. It has demonstrated clinical efficacy in prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in adult patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and a better safety profile compared to warfarin. OBJECTIVES: (1) To describe the characteristics of patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation beginning treatment with apixaban, (2) to analyze concomitant prescriptions of medications that could potentially interact with apixaban, (3) to evaluate the level of appropriate usage according to the recommended dosage, and (4) to estimate the level of apixaban persistence among naive and non-naive patients...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791504/periconceptional-maternal-dairy-rich-dietary-pattern-is-associated-with-prenatal-cerebellar-growth
#4
Francesca Parisi, Melek Rousian, Irene V Koning, Sten P Willemsen, Jeanne H M de Vries, Eric A P Steegers, Régine P M Steegers-Theunissen
BACKGROUND: Maternal nutrition during pregnancy has been related to intrauterine brain development and neurodevelopmental disabilities in adult life. We aim to investigate associations between periconceptional maternal dietary patterns and prenatal cerebellar growth from the first trimester onwards. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 126 women with singleton non-malformed pregnancies were enrolled before 8 weeks of gestation in the Rotterdam periconceptional cohort between 2013 and 2015...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789122/indexed-plasma-drug-concentrations-for-drug-adherence-screening-in-hypertensive-patients
#5
F A Sandbaumhüter, M Haschke, B Vogt, J M Bohlender
AIM: Due to its high sensitivity, qualitative plasma drug screening by liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry may not be able to distinguish same-day drug intake from drug use on preceding days and cause misclassifications of drug adherence in hypertensive patients. Analysis of plasma drug concentrations may provide more accurate results. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We describe dose-dependent indexing of plasma drug concentrations for expected peak concentrations to define individual screening thresholds for same-day drug use...
May 19, 2018: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789039/prospective-association-between-adherence-to-dietary-recommendations-and-incident-depressive-symptoms-in-the-french-nutrinet-sant%C3%A3-cohort
#6
Moufidath Adjibade, Cédric Lemogne, Chantal Julia, Serge Hercberg, Pilar Galan, Karen E Assmann, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot
A posteriori healthier dietary patterns and several nutrients have been associated with lower risks of depression in various studies; however, evidence is lacking with regard to the prospective association between adherence to nutritional recommendations (food-based and nutrient-based recommendations) and incident depression or depressive symptoms. In this study, we investigate such associations in the NutriNet Santé cohort. The study sample included 26 225 participants (aged 18-86 years) who were initially free of depressive symptoms...
May 23, 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788946/patient-information-education-and-self-management-in-bronchiectasis-facilitating-improvements-to-optimise-health-outcomes
#7
REVIEW
Katy L M Hester, Julia Newton, Tim Rapley, Anthony De Soyza
BACKGROUND: Bronchiectasis is an incurable lung disease characterised by irreversible airway dilatation. It causes symptoms including chronic productive cough, dyspnoea, and recurrent respiratory infections often requiring hospital admission. Fatigue and reductions in quality of life are also reported in bronchiectasis. Patients often require multi-modal treatments that can be burdensome, leading to issues with adherence. In this article we review the provision of, and requirement for, education and information in bronchiectasis...
May 22, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788045/molecular-epidemiology-of-candida-auris-in-colombia-reveals-a-highly-related-country-wide-colonization-with-regional-patterns-in-amphotericin-b-resistance
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Patricia Escandón, Nancy A Chow, Diego H Caceres, Lalitha Gade, Elizabeth L Berkow, Paige Armstrong, Sandra Rivera, Elizabeth Misas, Carolina Duarte, Heather Moulton-Meissner, Rory M Welsh, Claudia Parra, Luz Angela Pescador, Nohora Villalobos, Soraya Salcedo, Indira Berrio, Carmen Varón, Andrés Espinosa-Bode, Shawn R Lockhart, Brendan R Jackson, Anastasia P Litvintseva, Mauricio Beltran, Tom M Chiller
Background: Candida auris is a multidrug-resistant yeast associated with hospital outbreaks worldwide. During 2015-2016, multiple outbreaks were reported in Colombia. We aimed to understand the extent of contamination in healthcare settings and to characterize the molecular epidemiology of C. auris in Colombia. Methods: We sampled patients, patient contacts, healthcare workers, and the environment in four hospitals with recent C. auris outbreaks. Using standardized protocols, people were swabbed at different body sites...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787596/survival-and-predictors-of-mortality-among-children-co-infected-with-tuberculosis-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-at-university-of-gondar-comprehensive-specialized-hospital-northwest-ethiopia-a-retrospective-follow-up-study
#9
Kendalem Asmare Atalell, Nigusie Birhan Tebeje, Daniale Tekelia Ekubagewargies
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death in Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected children globally. The aims of this study were to determine the mortality rate and to identify the predictors of mortality among TB/HIV co-infected children at University of Gondar Comprehensive Specialized Hospital. METHOD: A retrospective follow-up study was conducted among TB/HIV co-infected children from February 2005 to March 2017. A Kaplan-Meier curve was used to estimate the median survival time...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786707/biocompatible-alkyl-cyanoacrylates-and-their-derivatives-as-bio-adhesives
#10
REVIEW
Jay M Korde, Balasubramanian Kandasubramanian
Cyanoacrylate adhesives and their homologues have elicited interest over the past few decades owing to their applications in the biomedical sector, extending from tissue adhesives to scaffolds to implants to dental material and adhesives, because of their inherent biocompatibility and ability to polymerize solely with moisture, thanks to which they adhere to any substrate containing moisture such as the skin. The ability to tailor formulations of alkyl cyanoacrylate to form derivative compounds to meet application requirements along with their biodegradability in conjunction with their inherent biocompatibility make them highly sought after candidates in the biomedical sector...
May 22, 2018: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786638/impact-of-appointment-based-medication-synchronization-on-proportion-of-days-covered-for-chronic-medications
#11
Nancy Dao, Sun Lee, Micah Hata, Lord Sarino
Appointment-based medication synchronization (ABMS) programs have been associated with increased adherence and persistence to chronic medications. Adherence to statin therapy, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs), angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), and non-insulin antidiabetic medications (NIDM) are used to determine a health plan's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Star Rating under a pay-for-performance model. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of implementing an ABMS program on overall pharmacy adherence measures for statins, ACEI/ARBs, and NIDM, as presented through the Electronic Quality Improvement Platform for Plans and Pharmacies (EQuIPP©) platform...
May 22, 2018: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786508/-use-of-the-evalobs-%C3%A2-adherence-scale-in-an-unselected-french-population-of-treated-subjects-with-antihypertensive-hypolipemiants-or-oral-antidiabetics-medications-the-flahs-2017-adherence-survey
#12
X Girerd, O Hanon, B Vaïsse
OBJECTIVE: A Visual Analog Scale (VAS) is useful for diagnosing medication nonadherence and its validity has been evaluated using electronic pillbox as the gold standard. We have developed the EvaLobs® scale for use on paper or on smartphone and the aim of the study was to administrate the scale among FLAHS 2017 participants treated for an hypertension, a dyslipidemia or diabetes. In subjects treated with antihypertensive medications, participants completed the 6-item Girerd Scale and EvaLobs® ...
May 18, 2018: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784445/hand-hygiene-adherence-in-relation-to-influenza-season-during-6-consecutive-years
#13
Rosamaria Fulchini, Philipp Kohler, Christian R Kahlert, Werner C Albrich, Rolf Kuhn, Matthias Hoffmann, Matthias Schlegel
Hand hygiene (HH) is the single most important measure in reducing the burden of healthcare-acquired infections. Based on 12,740 HH opportunities observed during 6 consecutive years at our tertiary care center, HH adherence among healthcare workers (HCWs) was significantly better during influenza season compared to non-influenza periods, after controlling for important covariables (odds ratio = 1.17, 95% confidence interval 1.05-1.30). This finding suggests that HH awareness is increased during influenza periods, which could have implications for HCW education...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783771/adhesins-in-candida-glabrata
#14
REVIEW
Bea Timmermans, Alejandro De Las Peñas, Irene Castaño, Patrick Van Dijck
The human fungal pathogen Candida glabrata is causing more and more problems in hospitals, as this species shows an intrinsic antifungal drug resistance or rapidly becomes resistant when challenged with antifungals. C. glabrata only grows in the yeast form, so it is lacking a yeast-to-hyphae switch, which is one of the main virulence factors of C. albicans . An important virulence factor of C. glabrata is its capacity to strongly adhere to many different substrates. To achieve this, C. glabrata expresses a large number of adhesin-encoding genes and genome comparisons with closely related species, including the non-pathogenic S...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Fungi (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782305/tatami-mats-a-source-of-pitted-keratolysis-in-a-martial-arts-athlete
#15
Anamaria Balić, Zrinka Bukvić Mokos, Branka Marinović, Daniela Ledić Drvar
Dear Editor, Pitted keratolysis (PK), also known as keratosis plantaris sulcatum, is a non-inflammatory, bacterial, superficial cutaneous infection, characterized by many discrete superficial crateriform ''pits'' and erosions in the thickly keratinized skin of the weight-bearing regions of the soles of the feet (1). The disease often goes unnoticed by the patient, but when it is noticed it is because of the unbearable malodor and hyperhidrosis of the feet, which are socially unacceptable and cause great anxiety to many of the patients...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782142/projection-based-3d-printing-of-cell-patterning-scaffolds-with-multi-scale-channels
#16
Dai Xue, Yancheng Wang, Jiaxin Zhang, Deqing Mei, Yue Wang, Shaochen Chen
To fully actualize artificial, cell-laden biological models in tissue engineering, such as 3D organoids and organs-on-a-chip systems, cells need to be patterned such that they can precisely mimic natural microenvironments in vitro. Despite increasing interest in this area, patterning cells at multiscales (~10 μm - 10 mm) remains a significant challenge in bioengineering. Here we report a projection-based 3D printing system that achieves rapid and high-resolution fabrication of hydrogel scaffolds featuring intricate channels for multi-scale cell patterning...
May 21, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781696/barriers-to-tuberculosis-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-treatment-guidelines-adherence-among-nurses-initiating-and-managing-anti-retroviral-therapy-in-kwazulu-natal-and-north-west-provinces
#17
Lufuno Makhado, Mashudu Davhana-Maselesele, Jason E Farley
BACKGROUND:  Nurses, as front-line care providers in the South Africa's health care system, are called upon to deliver integrated interventions for tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (TB and HIV) including nurse-initiated management of anti-retroviral therapy (NIMART) and anti-TB treatment. Adherence to treatment guidelines and factors associated with non-adherence to treatment guidelines among nurses remain under explored. PURPOSE:  To explore and describe barriers to treatment guidelines adherence among nurses initiating and managing anti-retroviral therapy and anti-TB treatment in KwaZulu-Natal and North West provinces...
March 26, 2018: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781681/the-management-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis-at-a-rural-regional-hospital-in-kwazulu-natal
#18
Nontobeko F M Ndebele, Mergan Naidoo
BACKGROUND:  Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a biochemical triad of hyperglycaemia, ketoacidosis and ketonaemia and one of the potentially life-threatening acute metabolic complications of diabetes mellitus. This study aimed at describing the clinical profile of patients presenting with DKA to a busy rural regional hospital in KwaZulu-Natal. METHODS:  A retrospective review of clinical notes of patients presenting with DKA to the Emergency Department was performed over a 10-month period...
March 22, 2018: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780919/solitary-eyelid-neurofibroma-presenting-as-tarsal-cyst-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-literature
#19
Nisar Sonam Poonam, Md Shahid Alam, Dipankar Das, Jyotirmay Biswas
Purpose: To report a rare case of solitary eyelid neurofiboma presenting as tarsal cyst. Observation: A 64 year old male, presented with a painless, non progressive swelling in the right upper eye lid. Examination revealed a non tender, firm, mass adherent to the underlying tarsus. Excision via a conjunctival approach was performed and the histopathology was suggestive of neurofibroma. Immunohistochemistry was positive for Vimentin and focally positive for S-100...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779819/barriers-for-nutritional-care-in-the-transition-from-hospital-to-the-community-among-older-patients
#20
Yulia Ginzburg, Inbar Shmilovitz, Nechama Monastyrsky, Ronit Endevelt, Danit R Shahar
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Data on the continuity of nutritional care in the transition from the hospital to the community is scarce although its impact on medical complications is highly significant. The aim of the current study is to determine level of adherence to dietary recommendations after hospitalization and identify barriers for adherence. METHODS: A prospective study among patients age ≥65 who were treated with oral nutritional supplements (ONS) during their hospitalization and discharged with dietary recommendations...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
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