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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331381/retrospective-nonrandomized-controlled-study-on-autoadjusting-dual-pressure-positive-airway-pressure-therapy-for-a-consecutive-series-of-complex-insomnia-disorder-patients
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Barry Krakow, Natalia D McIver, Victor A Ulibarri, Michael R Nadorff
PURPOSE: Emerging evidence shows that positive airway pressure (PAP) treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) in chronic insomnia patients (proposed "complex insomnia" disorder) leads to substantial decreases in insomnia severity. Although continuous PAP (CPAP) is the pressure mode most widely researched, intolerance to fixed pressurized air is rarely investigated or described in comorbidity patients. This retrospective study examined dual pressure, autoadjusting PAP modes in chronic, complex insomnia disorder patients...
2017: Nature and Science of Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316279/rivaroxaban-or-aspirin-for-extended-treatment-of-venous-thromboembolism
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Jeffrey I Weitz, Anthonie W A Lensing, Martin H Prins, Rupert Bauersachs, Jan Beyer-Westendorf, Henri Bounameaux, Timothy A Brighton, Alexander T Cohen, Bruce L Davidson, Hervé Decousus, Maria C S Freitas, Gerlind Holberg, Ajay K Kakkar, Lloyd Haskell, Bonno van Bellen, Akos F Pap, Scott D Berkowitz, Peter Verhamme, Philip S Wells, Paolo Prandoni
Background Although many patients with venous thromboembolism require extended treatment, it is uncertain whether it is better to use full- or lower-intensity anticoagulation therapy or aspirin. Methods In this randomized, double-blind, phase 3 study, we assigned 3396 patients with venous thromboembolism to receive either once-daily rivaroxaban (at doses of 20 mg or 10 mg) or 100 mg of aspirin. All the study patients had completed 6 to 12 months of anticoagulation therapy and were in equipoise regarding the need for continued anticoagulation...
March 18, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284685/identifying-priorities-to-improve-paediatric-in-hospital-antimicrobial-use-by-cross-sectional-evaluation-of-prevalence-and-appropriateness-of-prescription
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Walter Alfredo Goycochea-Valdivia, Francisco Moreno-Ramos, José Ramón Paño-Pardo, Francisco Javier Aracil-Santos, Fernando Baquero-Artigao, Teresa Del Rosal-Rabes, María José Mellado-Peña, Luis Escosa-García
INTRODUCTION: Information about paediatric in-hospital antimicrobial usage and prescribing patterns to guide improvement strategies is scant. We aim to use an evaluation of the prevalence and appropriateness of antimicrobial prescription to identify antimicrobial stewardship priorities in children. METHODS: A cross-sectional point study was performed on hospitalised paediatric patients in a Spanish tertiary hospital, assessing the prevalence of antimicrobial prescription (PAP) and appropriateness of antimicrobial prescription (AAP)...
March 8, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284324/readdressing-the-entity-of-exercise-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#4
REVIEW
Boris I Medarov, Sidharth Jogani, Johnathan Sun, Marc A Judson
Exercise pulmonary hypertension (EPH) indicates an abnormally elevated pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) during exercise. The physiological range of PAP during exercise remains poorly defined and, therefore, a universally accepted definition of EPH remains elusive. Nevertheless, previous data concerning the distribution of PAP in normal populations and more recent retrospective clinical data enhanced our ability to define EPH. EPH can impair exercise capacity and cause dyspnea. The underlying pathophysiology of the arterial form of EPH (EPAH) appears to be similar to that seen in resting pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and EPAH individuals are at risk of developing resting PAH...
March 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277339/clinical-dilemmas-in-the-management-of-transgender-men
#5
Michael S Irwig
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To explore the medical and surgical clinical dilemmas in the management of trans (transgender) men, a growing population receiving more attention than in the past. RECENT FINDINGS: Testosterone therapy is commonly prescribed to trans men for masculinization. Nonetheless, the optimal formulations and doses of testosterone therapy for trans men have not been well established. Testosterone therapy has been associated with increased levels of hemoglobin and triglycerides, as well as diabetes...
March 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272841/does-positive-airway-pressure-therapy-improve-olfactory-function
#6
Sabri Koseoğlu, Serhan Derin, Mustafa Yilmaz, Gulnihal Kutlu, Murat Sahan
BACKGROUND: Olfactory function deteriorates in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). The effect of positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy on olfactory function has not been investigated before. In this study, we aimed to investigate the role of PAP therapy on olfactory impairment in patients with OSAS. METHODS: Thirty patients who had OSAS and planned for PAP therapy were included in the study. All participants underwent a detailed otorhinolaryngological examination and polysomnography...
March 8, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261992/quality-of-life-in-patients-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome-is-related-to-disease-burden-and-anticoagulant-therapy
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Gabriela Hernández-Molina, Itzel González-Pérez, Carlos Pacheco-Molina, Antonio R Cabral
AIM: To evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS) and correlate it with a crude estimate of accrual organ damage, comorbidity (diabetes mellitus, hypertension and dyslipidemia) and treatment (oral anticoagulation, immunosuppressors and prednisone). METHODS: We assessed HRQoL with the Short-Form 36 (SF-36) and the Lupus Quality of Life instrument (LupusQoL) and the disease burden with a modified Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics/American College of Rheumatology Damage Index (SLICC/ACR SDI)...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256427/midterm-effect-of-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty-on-hemodynamics-and-subclinical-myocardial-damage-in-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Mai Kimura, Takashi Kohno, Takashi Kawakami, Masaharu Kataoka, Toshimitsu Tsugu, Keitaro Akita, Sarasa Isobe, Yuji Itabashi, Yuichiro Maekawa, Mitsushige Murata, Keiichi Fukuda
BACKGROUND: The acute favourable effect of balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) has been proven in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). However, data on its effect 6 months after therapy (from now on referred to as mid-term) and influence on the right ventricle and myocardial damage are sparse. To evaluate factors that influence improvement in cardiac output (CO) and subclinical myocardial damage, we examined hemodynamics and serum high-sensitivity troponin T (hs-TnT) levels before, 1 week after, and 6 months after BPA...
December 8, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214482/catheter-directed-ultrasound-assisted-thrombolysis-is-a-safe-and-effective-treatment-for-pulmonary-embolism-even-in-high-risk-patients
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Kristen A Lee, Andrew Cha, Mark H Kumar, Combiz Rezayat, Clifford M Sales
OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the early success and safety of catheter-directed, ultrasound-assisted (CDUA) thrombolysis for acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients deemed to be "high risk" for thrombolytic therapy. METHODS: A retrospective evaluation of patients who underwent CDUA pulmonary thrombolysis in our practice during 39 months is reported. There were 91 patients considered, all of whom presented with acute PE as diagnosed by computed tomography angiography...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210100/the-cost-effectiveness-of-a-nsclc-patient-assistance-program-for-pemetrexed-maintenance-therapy-in-people-s-republic-of-china
#10
Qiang Shi, Shanlian Hu, Wesley E Furnback, Gregory F Guzauskas, Jiejing Shen, Bruce Cm Wang
BACKGROUND: Eli Lilly and the China Primary Health Care Foundation are currently implementing a patient assistance program (PAP) in China, which allows first-line nonsquamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who complete four cycles of pemetrexed induction therapy to receive free, continuous pemetrexed maintenance therapy. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the cost-effectiveness of pemetrexed maintenance therapy vs basic standard care (BSC) and the economic impacts of providing a PAP for pemetrexed maintenance therapy to NSCLC patients who have completed pemetrexed induction therapy in a Chinese health care setting...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193209/secretion-of-biologically-active-pancreatitis-associated-protein-i-pap-by-genetically-modified-dairy-lactococcus-lactis-nz9000-in-the-prevention-of-intestinal-mucositis
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Rodrigo D Carvalho, Natalia Breyner, Zelia Menezes-Garcia, Nubia M Rodrigues, Luisa Lemos, Tatiane U Maioli, Danielle da Gloria Souza, Denise Carmona, Ana M C de Faria, Philippe Langella, Jean-Marc Chatel, Luis G Bermúdez-Humarán, Henrique C P Figueiredo, Vasco Azevedo, Marcela S de Azevedo
BACKGROUND: Mucositis is one of the most relevant gastrointestinal inflammatory conditions in humans, generated by the use of chemotherapy drugs, such as 5-fluoracil (5-FU). 5-FU-induced mucositis affects 80% of patients undergoing oncological treatment causing mucosal gut dysfunctions and great discomfort. As current therapy drugs presents limitations in alleviating mucositis symptoms, alternative strategies are being pursued. Recent studies have shown that the antimicrobial pancreatitis-associated protein (PAP) has a protective role in intestinal inflammatory processes...
February 13, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176424/the-cost-effectiveness-of-real-time-pulmonary-artery-pressure-monitoring-in-heart-failure-patients-a-european-perspective
#12
Martin R Cowie, Marcus Simon, Liviu Klein, Praveen Thokala
AIMS: Heart failure (HF) treatment guided by physicians with access to real-time pressure measurement from a wireless implantable pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) sensor (CardioMEMS), has previously been shown to reduce HF-related hospital admissions in the CHAMPION trial. However, uncertainty remains regarding the value of CardioMEMS in European health systems where healthcare costs are significantly lower than in the USA. METHODS AND RESULTS: A Markov model was developed to estimate the cost-effectiveness of PAP-guided treatment of HF using the CardioMEMS™ HF system compared with usual care...
February 7, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167347/synergy-against-extensively-drug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-in-vitro-by-two-old-antibiotics-colistin-and-chloramphenicol
#13
Wen-Juan Wei, Hai-Fei Yang
Combination antimicrobial therapy is an important option in the fight against Gram-negative 'superbugs'. This study systematically investigated the synergistic effect of colistin (CST) and chloramphenicol (CHL) in combination against extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (XDR-AB). The microtitre plate chequerboard assay was used to test synergy against 50 XDR-AB clinical strains. Then, three XDR-AB clinical isolates and the type strain A. baumannii ATCC 19606 were chosen for further synergy studies using time-kill assay, mutant prevention concentration (MPC) assay and real-time population analysis profile (PAP) assay...
March 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163833/ambulatory-pulmonary-artery-pressure-monitoring-in-advanced-heart-failure-patients
#14
REVIEW
Srikanth Yandrapalli, Anoshia Raza, Sohaib Tariq, Wilbert S Aronow
Heart failure (HF) is an emerging epidemic associate with significant morbidity, mortality, and health care expenditure. Although there were major advances in pharmacologic and device based therapies for the management of HF, mortality of this condition remains high. Accurate monitoring of HF patients for exacerbations is very important to reduce recurrent hospitalizations and its associated complications. With the failure of clinical signs, tele-monitoring, and laboratory bio-markers to function as early markers of HF exacerbations, more sophisticated techniques were sought to accurately predict the circulatory status in HF patients in order to execute timely pharmacological intervention to reduce frequent hospitalizations...
January 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160250/thiopurines-and-methotrexate-use-in-ibd-patients-in-a-biologic-era
#15
REVIEW
Gerassimos J Mantzaris
Although we have been living in the era of biologic therapy for several decades, the use of immunomodulators (primarily thiopurines [azathioprine and mercaptopurine] and less so methotrexate) still remains an important component of the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) pharmaceutical arsenal. Thiopurines as monotherapy exert corticosteroid-sparing effects and can maintain long-term remission in a considerable proportion of patients who have frequent relapses and are or have become mesalazine and/or corticosteroid intolerant or refractory...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153627/hematological-evaluation-in-males-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-before-and-after-positive-airway-pressure
#16
A Feliciano, R Linhas, R Marçôa, A Cysneiros, C Martinho, R P Reis, D Penque, P Pinto, C Bárbara
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a systemic inflammatory disease associated with cardiovascular consequences. Red blood cell distribution width (RDW), mean platelet volume (MPV), and platelet distribution width (PDW) are recognized biomarkers of cardiovascular morbidity/mortality. Limited data is available on the association between these parameters and OSAS severity and the relationship with positive airway pressure therapy (PAP). In this prospective study of male OSAS patients we analyzed hematological data in order to evaluate their value in predicting OSAS severity, the relationship with sleep parameters, and their behavior under PAP...
March 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133262/-a-case-of-recurrent-esophagogastric-junction-cancer-responding-to-trastuzumab
#17
Yuta Kobayashi, Motohiro Hirao, Kazuyoshi Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Nishikawa, Sakae Maeda, Mamoru Uemura, Masakazu Miyake, Naoki Hama, Atsushi Miyamoto, Michihiko Miyazaki, Masataka Ikeda, Shoji Nakamori, Mitsugu Sekimoto, Kiyoshi Mori, Masayuki Mano
We report a case of recurrent esophagogastric junction cancer successfully treated with chemotherapy including trastuzumab. A 66-year-old man reporting black stool was examined, and through upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was found to have a tumor at the esophagogastric junction. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery of the esophagus with 3-field lymph node dissection was performed. The final diagnosis was adenocarcinoma(tub1-pap-muc), pT3N3M0, pStage III C. The tumor was at the squamo-columnar junction and classified as Siewert type II ...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133215/-long-term-survival-of-a-patient-with-stage-iv-breast-cancer-and-an-intrathoracic-space-occupying-metastatic-lesion
#18
Toshimori Koh, Tomohito Sakai, Shunji Kato, Shoji Hirajima, Minoru Nishio, Koji Soga, Atsushi Oguro, Noboru Nakagawa
A 50-year old woman noticed left axillary lymph node swelling and presented at our hospital. CNB showed adenocarcinoma( pap-tub, ER+, PgR+, HER2 3+). CT revealed a right lung metastatic nodule and swollen lymph nodes above the left collarbone and left axilla. However, no breast tumor was found at that time. We diagnosed occult breast cancer, TxN3bM1 (lung), Stage IV . FEC(100), paclitaxel, letrozole, anastrozole, exemestane plus trastuzumab, tegafur/uracil plus trastuzumab, and lapatinib plus capecitabine were sequentially administered...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126479/positive-airway-pressure-therapy-in-heart-failure-patients-long-term-effects-on-lung-function
#19
Henrik Fox, Susanne Witzel, Thomas Bitter, Dieter Horstkotte, Olaf Oldenburg
PURPOSE: The prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in patients with heart failure (HF) is high. Positive airway pressure (PAP) is first-choice therapy, but recent data indicates that PAP therapy may increase mortality in HF patients with reduced ejection fraction (HF-REF) and predominant central sleep apnea (CSA). This study investigated long-term effects of PAP therapy on pulmonary function, including respiratory muscle strength. All patients underwent multichannel cardiorespiratory polysomnography (PSG) and comprehensive lung function testing at baseline and follow-up (mean 588±43days)...
January 23, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121939/multiple-preinvasive-and-invasive-hpv-related-lesions-of-the-anogenital-tract-in-a-female-patient-with-hiv-infection-a-case-report
#20
Nicolò Clemente, Lara Alessandrini, Emanuela Vaccher, Antonino De Paoli, Monica Buttignol, Vincenzo Canzonieri, Francesco Sopracordevole
RATIONALE: Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection have been shown to be at increased risk for high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection of the anogenital tract. Furthermore, in the last decades, the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has increased the longevity of these patients who now live long enough to develop HPV-related cancers; hence, the impact of HPV infection on HIV-positive patients is of increasing concern. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported the case of an HIV-positive female patient on HAART with a good virological and immunological response and with a long history of HPV-related intraepithelial and invasive lesions of the anogenital tract...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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