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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097009/statin-utilisation-in-a-real-world-setting-a-retrospective-analysis-in-relation-to-arterial-and-cardiovascular-autonomic-function
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John D Sluyter, Alun D Hughes, Andrew Lowe, Carlos A Camargo, Robert K R Scragg
Randomized trials suggest that statin treatment may lower blood pressure and influence cardiovascular autonomic function (CVAF), but the impact of duration of usage, discontinuation, and adherence to this therapy is unknown. We examined these issues with regard to blood pressure (BP)-related variables in a large, population-based study. Participants were 4942 adults (58% male; aged 50-84 years): 2179 on statin treatment and 2763 untreated. Days of utilization, adherence (proportion of days covered ≥0.8), and discontinuation (non-use for ≥30 days immediately prior to BP measurement) of three statins (atorvastatin, pravastatin, and simvastatin) over a period of up to 2 years was monitored retrospectively from electronic databases...
December 2016: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091592/effective-extraction-of-arabidopsis-adherent-seed-mucilage-by-ultrasonic-treatment
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Xianhai Zhao, Lijun Qiao, Ai-Min Wu
The Arabidopsis seed coat is composed of two layers of mucilage, a water-soluble non-adherent outer layer and an adherent inner layer. The non-adherent mucilage can easily be extracted by gentle shaking. However, adherent mucilage is extremely difficult to dissociate from the seed coat. Despite various treatments to extract the adherent mucilage, including EDTA, ammonium oxalate, dilute alkali or acid washes, most of it remains on the seed coat. Here, we show for the first time the extraction of almost all of the adherent mucilage from the Arabidopsis seed coat...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088930/adherence-of-older-people-with-instability-in-vestibular-rehabilitation-programmes-prediction-criteria
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A Soto-Varela, A Faraldo-García, M Del-Río-Valeiras, M Rossi-Izquierdo, I Vaamonde-Sánchez-Andrade, P Gayoso-Diz, A Lirola-Delgado, S Santos-Pérez
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether demographic characteristics or balance examination findings can predict the adherence of older people with instability to a vestibular rehabilitation programme. METHODS: A prospective case-control study was conducted of 120 patients aged 65 years or more (mean age, 77.3 ± 6.33 years). Two groups were classified according to patients' adherence with the follow-up post-rehabilitation protocol. Analysed variables included: age, sex, body mass index, Timed Up and Go test findings, computerised dynamic posturography, Dizziness Handicap Inventory scores and Short Falls Efficacy Scale - International questionnaire results, number of falls, and type of vestibular rehabilitation...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078909/apparent-treatment-resistant-hypertension-patient-physician-relationship-and-ethical-issues
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Julian E Mariampillai, Per Anders Eskås, Sondre Heimark, Anne Cecilie K Larstorp, Fadl Elmula M Fadl Elmula, Aud Høieggen, Per Nortvedt
BACKGROUND: Poor drug adherence is a major cause of apparent treatment-resistant hypertension. As a consequence, several methods have been developed and attempted implemented in clinical practice to reveal non-adherence and to monitor drug adherence. There are, however, several hitherto unresolved ethical aspects regarding potential methods for drug monitoring in these patients. RESULTS: The most striking challenge is the balance between patient autonomy and the physician's desire for the patient to adhere to the prescribed therapy...
January 12, 2017: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078657/racial-and-ethnic-differences-in-dietary-intake-physical-activity-and-body-mass-index-bmi-among-cancer-survivors-2005-and-2010-national-health-interview-surveys-nhis
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Doratha A Byrd, Tanya Agurs-Collins, David Berrigan, Richard Lee, Frances E Thompson
INTRODUCTION: This paper reports racial/ethnic differences in mean dietary and alcohol intake, physical activity, and body mass index (BMI) among cancer survivors and examines adherence to the American Cancer Society and the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans. METHODS: Data are from the cross-sectional 2005 and 2010 National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS). The total sample of cancer survivors (N = 3367) included non-Hispanic Whites (NHW; N = 2698), non-Hispanic Blacks (NHBs; N = 379), and Hispanics (N = 290)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078563/changes-in-first-line-injectable-disease-modifying-therapy-for-multiple-sclerosis-predictors-of-non-adherence-switching-discontinuation-and-interruption-of-drugs
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Luca Degli Esposti, Carlo Piccinni, Diego Sangiorgi, Valentina Perrone, Lucia Aledda, Maria Giovanna Marrosu, Fabio Lombardo
This study was aimed to describe changes of Disease-Modifying Treatments (DMT) in an Italian cohort of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and to identify predictors of therapeutic modifications. Patients with MS and treated with the first-line injectable DMT (interferons-IFNs or glatiramer) between 1/7/2009 and 31/10/2012 were selected from administrative databases of the MS Center of Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy). Socio-demographic, therapeutic, and clinical information was collected in the 6 months preceding the index date...
January 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078204/treatment-adherence-in-bipolar-disorder-a-patient-centred-approach
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Subho Chakrabarti
About half of the patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder (BD) become non-adherent during long-term treatment, a rate largely similar to other chronic illnesses and one that has remained unchanged over the years. Non-adherence in BD is a complex phenomenon determined by a multitude of influences. However, there is considerable uncertainty about the key determinants of non-adherence in BD. Initial research on non-adherence in BD mostly limited itself to examining demographic, clinical and medication-related factors impacting adherence...
December 22, 2016: World Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077240/association-between-community-pharmacy-loyalty-and-persistence-and-implementation-of-antipsychotic-treatment-among-individuals-with-schizophrenia
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Frank E Zongo, Jocelyne Moisan, Jean-Pierre Grégoire, Alain Lesage, Anara Richi Dossa, Sophie Lauzier
BACKGROUND: Non-adherence is a major obstacle to optimal treatment of schizophrenia. Community pharmacists are in a key position to detect non-adherence and put in place interventions. Their role is likely to be more efficient when individuals are loyal to a single pharmacy. OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between the level of community pharmacy loyalty and persistence with and implementation of antipsychotic drug treatment among individuals with schizophrenia...
December 28, 2016: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076549/training-of-pharmacy-technicians-for-dispensing-drugs-in-primary-health-care
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Daniela Oliveira de Melo, Caroline Godoi Rezende da Costa Molino, Eliane Ribeiro, Nicolina Silvana Romano-Lieber
Few Brazilian articles discuss the importance of pharmacy technicians who offer direct assistance to patients. This paper describes an experience of the training of pharmacy technicians in drug dispensing. A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted in the primary healthcare setting. The technicians were trained by the pharmacist to advise patients at the time of drug dispensing and to screen cases that needed pharmaceutical consultation. Problems were identified by verifying the prescription and return date for dispensing the medication as well as through direct questioning of the patients...
January 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074677/the-effective-tool-for-self-assessment-of-adherence-to-treatment-in-patients-with-benign-prostatic-obstruction-and-overactive-bladder-symptoms
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Kirill Kosilov, Sergey Loparev, Irina Kuzina, Olga Shakirova, Natalya Zhuravskaya, Alexandra Lobodenko
PURPOSE: Study of validity of the Medication Adherence Self-Report Inventory (MASRI) for use in clinical practice to treat patients with benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) accompanied with overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms. METHODS: During 12 weeks of the randomized study, 452 patients with BPO and OAB symptoms (mean age of 61.3 (12.7)) were studied for adherence to the treatment with Tamsulosin, Solifenacin and Trospium using the MASRI. External monitoring instruments included the Brief Medication Questionnaire (BMQ) and the visual remaining pill count...
January 11, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071655/effectiveness-of-guideline-recommended-cholecystectomy-to-prevent-recurrent-pancreatitis
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Ayesha Kamal, Eboselume Akhuemonkhan, Venkata S Akshintala, Vikesh K Singh, Anthony N Kalloo, Susan M Hutfless
OBJECTIVES: Cholecystectomy during or within 4 weeks of hospitalization for acute biliary pancreatitis is recommended by guidelines. We examined adherence to the guidelines for incident mild-to-moderate acute biliary pancreatitis and the effectiveness of cholecystectomy to prevent recurrent episodes of pancreatitis. METHODS: Individuals in the 2010-2013 MarketScan Commercial Claims & Encounters database with a hospitalization associated with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes of 577...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067573/outpatient-clinic-numbers-a-review-of-standards-and-current-practice
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I Beegun, L Steele, A Hassaan, H Saleh, W Grant
This article explores current recommendations for the safe and efficient running of outpatient clinics, why non-adherence exists, the consequences of non-adherence, and what can be done to improve standards. It promotes adherence to recommendations by both clinical and managerial staff.
January 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063375/identifying-the-barriers-to-antiepileptic-drug-adherence-among-adults-with-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Geraldine O' Rourke, Julie Jordan O' Brien
PURPOSE: To identify the barriers to antiepileptic drug (AED) adherence among adults with epilepsy (AWE). The impact of AED non-adherence on quality of life (QoL) was also examined. METHOD: Systematic design (SR) study. A search strategy was undertaken with no time limits, for articles published in English, in MEDLINE, CINANL, PsycINFO, EMBASE, Cochrane databases and grey literature sources. Eligibility criteria included participants with epilepsy over 18 years, who were prescribed AEDs...
December 23, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060976/-cardiovascular-recovery-during-intermittent-exercise-in-highly-adherent-partic-pants-with-hypertension-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Johnattan Cano-Montoya, Cristian Álvarez, Cristian Martínez, Andrés Salas, Farid Sade, Rodrigo Ramírez-Campillo
BACKGROUND: Despite the evidence supporting metabolic benefits of high intensity interval exercise (HIIT), there is little information about the cardiovascular response to this type of exercise in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and hypertension (HTA). AIM: To analyze the changes in heart rate at rest, at the onset and at the end of each interval of training, after twelve weeks of a HIIT program in T2D and HTA patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-three participants with T2D and HTA (20 women) participated in a controlled HIIT program...
September 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058225/psychological-perspective-of-medication-adherence-in-transplantation
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Concetta De Pasquale, Massimiliano Veroux, Michele Fornaro, Nunzia Sinagra, Giusi Basile, Cecilia Gozzo, Roberta Santini, Alessandra Costa, Maria Luisa Pistorio
AIM: To identify the risk factors and the post-transplant psychological symptoms that affect adherence to therapy in a population of kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: The study examined the psychological variables likely responsible for the non-adherent behavior using a psychological-psychiatric assessment, evaluation of the perception of patients' health status, and an interview regarding the anti-rejection drug therapy assumption. The study included 74 kidney transplant recipients...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054437/assessment-of-interfering-factors-in-non-adherence-to-oral-appliance-therapy-in-severe-sleep-apnea
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Yaron Haviv, Avraham Zini, Galit Almoznino, Na'ama Keshet, Yair Sharav, Doron J Aframian
OBJECTIVE: Oral appliances (OA) are recommended for patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea who fail to comply with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. This mixed methods study aimed to quantify adherence to OA therapy and evaluate subjective reasons associated with non-adherence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical records of 52 patients with an apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) ≥ 40, treated with OA after discontinuation of CPAP treatment, were examined for OA adherence...
January 5, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053521/association-between-adherence-to-medications-for-copd-and-medications-for-other-chronic-conditions-in-copd-patients
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Amol D Dhamane, Phil Schwab, Sari Hopson, Chad Moretz, Srinivas Annavarapu, Kate Burslem, Andrew Renda, Shuchita Kaila
BACKGROUND: Patients with COPD often have multiple comorbidities requiring use of multiple medications, and adherence rates for maintenance COPD (mCOPD) medications are already known to be suboptimal. Presence of comorbidities in COPD patients, and use of medications used to treat those comorbidities (non-COPD medications), may have an adverse impact on adherence to mCOPD medications. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to evaluate the association between non-adherence to mCOPD medications and non-COPD medications in COPD patients...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052692/measuring-illness-representations-in-breast-cancer-survivors-bcs-prescribed-tamoxifen-modification-and-validation-of-the-revised-illness-perceptions-questionnaire-ipq-bcs
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Zoe Moon, Rona Moss-Morris, Myra S Hunter, Lyndsay D Hughes
OBJECTIVE: The Revised Illness Perceptions Questionnaire (IPQ-R), widely used to assess illness perceptions, may fail to measure unique characteristics of different illnesses. This study modified and validated the IPQ-R for breast cancer survivors to provide detailed understanding of the specific illness perceptions held by these patients. DESIGN: Initial modifications were made following qualitative interviews and were revised in a think-aloud study. The modified scale was tested in 753 breast cancer survivors prescribed tamoxifen...
January 4, 2017: Psychology & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049527/predicting-adherence-to-acupuncture-appointments-for-low-back-pain-a-prospective-observational-study
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Felicity L Bishop, Lucy Yardley, Cyrus Cooper, Paul Little, George Lewith
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture is a popular form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), but it is not clear why patients do (or do not) follow acupuncturists' treatment recommendations. This study aimed to investigate theoretically-derived predictors of adherence to acupuncture. METHODS: In a prospective study, adults receiving acupuncture for low back pain completed validated questionnaires at baseline, 2 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months. Patients and acupuncturists reported attendance...
January 3, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049356/pushing-stones-uphill-why-patients-are-lost-to-follow-up-after-uncomplicated-ureteroscopy
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Nathan A Brooks, Charles J Paul, George M Ghareeb, Chad Robert Tracy
INTRODUCTION: We sought to determine the rate of and factors associated with patient non-adherence to prescribed follow-up after uncomplicated ureteroscopy. METHODS: The records of 247 consecutive patients who underwent ureteroscopy at a tertiary referral center from November 2010 to February 2016 were reviewed. Bivariate and Multivariate analysis was performed to determine the impact of demographic, procedural, socioeconomic, and environmental factors on the rate of compliance with secondary prevention counseling...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Endourology
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