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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166716/-current-status-of-the-long-term-adherence-to-warfarin-anticoagulation-therapy-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Z Z Wang, W Wang, X Du
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November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164916/age-and-gender-differences-in-medical-adherence-after-myocardial-infarction-women-do-not-receive-optimal-treatment-the-netherlands-claims-database
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Daniëlle C Eindhoven, Alexander D Hilt, Thomas C Zwaan, Martin J Schalij, C Jan Willem Borleffs
Background Following myocardial infarction, medication is, besides lifestyle interventions, the cornerstone treatment to improve survival and minimize the occurrence of new cardiovascular events. Still, data on nationwide medication adherence are scarce. This study assesses medical adherence during one year following myocardial infarction, stratifying per type of infarct, age and gender. Design Retrospective cohort study. Methods In The Netherlands, all inhabitants are by law obliged to have health insurance and all claims data are centrally registered...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163981/a-comparison-of-isometric-isotonic-concentric-and-isotonic-eccentric-exercises-in-the-physiotherapy-management-of-subacromial-pain-syndrome-rotator-cuff-tendinopathy-study-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
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Rita Kinsella, Sallie M Cowan, Lyn Watson, Tania Pizzari
Background: Subacromial pain syndrome (SPS) involving rotator cuff tendinopathy is a common cause of shoulder pain and disability. Evidence suggests that structured physiotherapy may be as effective as surgery in this condition with significant improvements demonstrated in trials involving scapular retraining, rotator cuff strengthening and flexibility exercises. Most published programs typically utilise isotonic concentric and/or eccentric strengthening modes. Recently, immediate analgesic effects and muscle strength gains following heavy-load isometric exercises in lower limb tendinopathy conditions have been observed...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163942/development-of-non-invasive-ventilation-treatment-practice-for-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-results-from-a-participatory-research-project
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Helle M Christensen, Ingrid L Titlestad, Lotte Huniche
Objectives: Non-invasive ventilation treatment for patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is well documented. Communication with patients during treatment is inhibited because of the mask, the noise from the machine and patient distress. Assessing life expectancy and identifying end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease posed difficulties and caused doubts concerning initiation and continuation of non-invasive ventilation as life-sustaining treatment...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163330/white-matter-changes-in-hiv-women-with-a-history-of-cocaine-dependence
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Kathryn-Mary Wakim, Ciara J Molloy, Ryan P Bell, Lars A Ross, John J Foxe
Cocaine use is associated with the transmission of human immunodeficiency (HIV) virus through risky sexual behavior. In HIV+ individuals, cocaine use is linked with poor health outcomes, including HIV-medication non-adherence and faster disease progression. Both HIV and cocaine dependence are associated with reduced integrity of cerebral white matter (WM), but the effects of HIV during cocaine abstinence have not yet been explored. We used diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to understand the effect of combined HIV+ serostatus and former cocaine dependence on cerebral WM integrity...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163151/ongoing-initiatives-to-improve-the-quality-and-efficiency-of-medicine-use-within-the-public-healthcare-system-in-south-africa-a-preliminary-study
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Johanna C Meyer, Natalie Schellack, Jacobus Stokes, Ruth Lancaster, Helecine Zeeman, Douglas Defty, Brian Godman, Gavin Steel
Introduction: South Africa has an appreciable burden of both communicable and non-communicable diseases as well as high maternal, neonatal, and child morbidity. In recent years there have been significant strides with improving the public health system, and addressing current inequalities, with the right to health a constitutional provision in South Africa. Initiatives include the introduction of National Health Insurance, programmes to enhance access to medicines for patients with chronic diseases, as well as activities to improve care in hospitals, including improving pharmacovigilance...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162873/rapid-in-situ-imaging-and-whole-genome-sequencing-of-biofilm-in-neonatal-feeding-tubes-a-clinical-proof-of-concept
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Pauline Ogrodzki, Chi Shing Cheung, Mohamed Saad, Khaled Dahmani, Rebecca Coxill, Haida Liang, Stephen J Forsythe
The bacterial flora of nasogastric feeding tubes and faecal samples were analysed for a low-birth weight (725 g) neonate EGA 25 weeks in intensive care. Samples were collected at age 6 and 8 weeks of life. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) was used to visualise bacterial biofilms inside the nasogastric feeding tubes. The biofilm was heterogeneously distributed along the tube lumen wall, and had a depth of up to 500 µm. The bacterial biofilm and faecal samples included Enterococcus faecalis and Enterobacter hormaechei...
November 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162428/can-mindfulness-training-improve-medication-adherence-integrative-review-of-the-current-evidence-and-proposed-conceptual-model
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Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, Michael P Carey
Medication adherence is a complex, multi-determined behavior that is often influenced by system- (e.g., cost), drug- (e.g., regimen complexity), and patient-related (e.g., depression) factors. System-level approaches (e.g., making medications more affordable) are critically important but do not address patient-level factors that can undermine adherence. In this paper, we identify patient-level determinants of non-adherence and discuss whether mindfulness-training approaches that target these determinants can help to improve adherence to medical treatment...
October 23, 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162381/strategies-adopted-by-younger-and-older-adults-while-operating-a-non-pedal-tricycle
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Tatiane Calve, Douglas Vicente Russo Júnior, Ana Maria Forti Barela
BACKGROUND: Exercises that could prevent gait impairment of older adults should be implemented in such a way that practitioners can keep motivation and adherence independent of older adults fitness levels. OBJECTIVE: This study describes how younger and older adults use a non-pedal tricycle to transport their bodies along a pathway. METHODS: Nine younger (24±4.9y) and nine older (66±4.0y) adults participated in this study. They moved along a straight pathway at a self-selected comfortable speed with reflective markers on their main lower limb landmarks...
November 8, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162108/reduced-suppressive-effect-of-%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptor-agonist-on-fibrocyte-function-in-severe-asthma
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Chun-Yu Lo, Charalambos Michaeloudes, Pankaj K Bhavsar, Chien-Da Huang, Po-Jui Chang, Chun-Hua Wang, Han-Pin Kuo, Kian Fan Chung
BACKGROUND: Patients with severe asthma have increased airway remodelling and elevated numbers of circulating fibrocytes with enhanced myofibroblastic differentiation capacity, despite being treated with high doses of corticosteroids, and long acting β2-adrenergic receptor (AR) agonists (LABAs). We determined the effect of β2-AR agonists, alone or in combination with corticosteroids, on fibrocyte function. METHODS: Non-adherent non-T cells from peripheral blood mononuclear cells isolated from healthy subjects and patients with non-severe or severe asthma were treated with the β2-AR agonist, salmeterol, in the presence or absence of the corticosteroid dexamethasone...
November 21, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161969/schizophrenia-and-prospective-memory-impairments-a-review
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Ya Wang, Raymond C K Chan, David H K Shum
OBJECTIVE: Prospective memory (PM) is the ability to remember to carry out intended actions in the future. Prospective forgetting has been shown to be one of the key cognitive impairments that contribute to medication non-adherence, reduced independence, and social dysfunction in individuals with schizophrenia. This review aimed to provide an up to date appraisal of the nature and extent of PM impairments in individuals with schizophrenia and those who are at risk and to discuss clinical applications in this area...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161288/switch-to-maraviroc-with-darunavir-r-both-qd-in-patients-with-suppressed-hiv-1-was-well-tolerated-but-virologically-inferior-to-standard-antiretroviral-therapy-48-week-results-of-a-randomized-trial
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Barbara Rossetti, Roberta Gagliardini, Genny Meini, Gaetana Sterrantino, Vincenzo Colangeli, Maria Carla Re, Alessandra Latini, Manuela Colafigli, Francesca Vignale, Stefano Rusconi, Valeria Micheli, Antonio Di Biagio, Giancarlo Orofino, Valeria Ghisetti, Alessandra Fantauzzi, Vincenzo Vullo, Pierfrancesco Grima, Daniela Francisci, Claudio Mastroianni, Andrea Antinori, Michele Trezzi, Lucia Lisi, Pierluigi Navarra, Benedetta Canovari, Antonella D'Arminio Monforte, Silvia Lamonica, Alessandro D'Avino, Maurizio Zazzi, Simona Di Giambenedetto, Andrea De Luca
OBJECTIVES: Primary study outcome was absence of treatment failure (virological failure, VF, or treatment interruption) per protocol at week 48. METHODS: Patients on 3-drug ART with stable HIV-1 RNA <50 copies/mL and CCR5-tropic virus were randomized 1:1 to maraviroc with darunavir/ritonavir qd (study arm) or continue current ART (continuation arm). RESULTS: In June 2015, 115 patients were evaluable for the primary outcome (56 study, 59 continuation arm)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159992/clinical-and-histopathologic-features-of-antibody-mediated-rejection-among-pediatric-renal-transplant-recipients-with-preformed-vs-de-novo-donor-specific-antibodies
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Justin A Steggerda, Irene K Kim, Mark Haas, Xiaohai Zhang, Alexis Kang, Helen Pizzo, Elaine Kamil, Stanley Jordan, Dechu Puliyanda
Preformed and de novo donor specific antibodies (pDSA and dnDSA) are risk factors for ABMR. This study compares the effects of pDSA vs dnDSA in pediatric kidney transplant recipients. Sixteen pediatric patients with biopsy-proven ABMR were evaluated. Strong DSA (MFI >10 000) was recorded at transplant, rejection, and follow-up. DSAs with the highest MFI were termed iDSAs. Allograft biopsies were scored according to Banff 2013 criteria. Seven of 16 (44%) patients had pDSA at transplant; 9 (56%) developed dnDSA...
December 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159874/meta-synthesis-on-migraine-management
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REVIEW
Mia T Minen, Lita Anglin, Alexandra Boubour, Allison Squires, Linda Herrmann
BACKGROUND: Migraine is one of the top 10 most disabling conditions among adults worldwide. Most migraine research is quantitative and indicates concerns about medication adherence, stigma, and more. Qualitative studies might reveal an improved understanding of migraine patients' perspectives regarding migraine treatment. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to synthesize the qualitative research on migraine patients' perspectives regarding migraine treatment to (a) identify common patterns across various types of migraine treatment studies and (b) inform future research...
November 21, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158676/role-of-3-monthly-long-acting-injectable-paliperidone-in-the-maintenance-of-schizophrenia
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REVIEW
Claudio Brasso, Silvio Bellino, Paola Bozzatello, Cristiana Montemagni, Paola Rocca
Aims: Paliperidone palmitate 3-month (PP3M) represents a new long-acting injectable antipsychotic therapeutic option. This review aims: 1) to summarize available data relating to efficacy, safety, tolerability and costs of PP3M; 2) to describe hospitalization rate, occupational status, treatment preference, satisfaction, adherence and caregiver burden of patients with schizophrenia who participate in PP3M clinical trials; 3) to examine ethical implications, pros and cons of PP3M use and 4) to propose study designs to further assess PP3M...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158662/medication-management-apps-usable-by-older-adults
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Rachel E Stuck, Amy W Chong, Tracy L Mitzner, Wendy A Rogers
For older adults, managing medications can be a burden and could lead to medication non-adherence. To decrease risks associated with medication non-adherence, healthcare providers may recommend medication reminder apps as an assistive tool. However, these apps are often not designed with consideration of older adults' needs, capabilities, and limitations. To identify whether available apps are suitable for older adults, we conducted an in-depth cognitive walkthrough and a heuristic evaluation of the most commonly downloaded medication reminder app...
September 2017: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society ... Annual Meeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158432/identification-and-characterization-of-serotype-specific-variation-in-group-a-streptococcus-pilus-expression
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Gregory Calfee, Jessica L Danger, Ira Jain, Eric W Miller, Poulomee Sarkar, Brian Tjaden, Bernd Kreikemeyer, Paul Sumby
Isolates of a given bacterial pathogen often display phenotypic variation, and this can negatively impact public health, for example by reducing the efficacy of preventative measures. Here, we identify that the human pathogen group A Streptococcus (GAS; Streptococcus pyogenes) expresses pili on its cell surface in a serotype-specific manner. Specifically, we show that serotype M3 GAS isolates, which are non-randomly associated with causing particularly severe and lethal invasive infections, produce negligible amounts of pili relative to serotype M1 and M49 isolates...
November 20, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158011/extended-adjuvant-intermittent-letrozole-versus-continuous-letrozole-in-postmenopausal-women-with-breast-cancer-sole-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-phase-3-trial
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Marco Colleoni, Weixiu Luo, Per Karlsson, Jacquie Chirgwin, Stefan Aebi, Guy Jerusalem, Patrick Neven, Erika Hitre, Marie-Pascale Graas, Edda Simoncini, Claus Kamby, Alastair Thompson, Sibylle Loibl, Joaquín Gavilá, Katsumasa Kuroi, Christian Marth, Bettina Müller, Seamus O'Reilly, Vincenzo Di Lauro, Andrea Gombos, Thomas Ruhstaller, Harold Burstein, Karin Ribi, Jürg Bernhard, Giuseppe Viale, Rudolf Maibach, Manuela Rabaglio-Poretti, Richard D Gelber, Alan S Coates, Angelo Di Leo, Meredith M Regan, Aron Goldhirsch
BACKGROUND: In animal models of breast cancer, resistance to continuous use of letrozole can be reversed by withdrawal and reintroduction of letrozole. We therefore hypothesised that extended intermittent use of adjuvant letrozole would improve breast cancer outcome compared with continuous use of letrozole in postmenopausal women. METHODS: We did the multicentre, open-label, randomised, parallel, phase 3 SOLE trial in 240 centres (academic, primary, secondary, and tertiary care centres) in 22 countries...
November 17, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157640/early-to-bed-early-to-rise-sleep-perceptions-patterns-and-related-behaviors-in-ultra-orthodox-jewish-adolescents-in-israel
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Hila Vidal, Tamar Shochat
OBJECTIVES: Studies have described biological and environmental mechanisms underlying adolescent sleep, yet the role of culture has received little attention. Ultra-orthodox (Haredi) Judaism adheres to a traditional lifestyle. To examine how culture and lifestyle are associated with sleep, this study compared sleep perceptions, habits, and patterns and related daytime behaviors among ultra-orthodox and secular Jewish adolescents. METHODS: A sample of 178 healthy adolescents (116 ultra-orthodox, 77 males, ages 13-17) gathered via snowball sampling completed the School Sleep Habits Survey to assess sleep perceptions, habits, patterns (timing and duration), and related behaviors (sleepiness, mood, sleep-problem behaviors)...
December 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157581/sleep-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-and-their-parents-in-the-t1d-exchange
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Sarah S Jaser, Nicole C Foster, Bryce A Nelson, Julie M Kittelsrud, Linda A DiMeglio, Maryanne Quinn, Steven M Willi, Jill H Simmons
OBJECTIVES: Sleep has physiological and behavioral impacts on diabetes outcomes, yet little is known about the impact of sleep disturbances in children with type 1 diabetes. The current study sought to characterize sleep in children with type 1 diabetes and in their parents and to examine the associations between child sleep, glycemic control and adherence, parent sleep and well-being, parental fear of hypoglycemia, and nocturnal caregiving behavior. METHODS: Surveys were emailed to parents of 2- to 12-year-old participants in the Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Exchange clinic registry...
November 2017: Sleep Medicine
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