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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605615/cancer-drugs-an-international-comparison-of-postlicensing-price-inflation
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Philip Savage, Sarah Mahmoud, Yogin Patel, Hagop Kantarjian
PURPOSE: The cost of cancer drugs forms a rising proportion of health care budgets worldwide. A number of studies have examined international comparisons of initial cost, but there is little work on postlicensing price increases. To examine this, we compared cancer drug prices at initial sale and subsequent price inflation in the United States and United Kingdom and also reviewed relevant price control mechanisms. METHODS: The 10 top-selling cancer drugs were selected, and their prices at initial launch and in 2015 were compared...
June 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604757/time-to-lung-aeration-during-a-sustained-inflation-at-birth-is-influenced-by-gestation-in-lambs
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Karen E McCall, Andreas D Waldmann, Prue Pereira-Fantini, Regina Oakley, M Miedema, Elizabeth J Perkins, Peter G Davis, Peter A Dargaville, Stephan H Böhm, Raffaele Dellacà, Magdy Sourial, Emanuela Zannin, Anushi Rajapaksa, Andre Tan, Andy Adler, Inéz Frerichs, David G Tingay
BACKGROUND: Current sustained lung inflation (SI) approaches use uniform pressures and durations. We hypothesised that gestational age related mechanical and developmental differences would affect the time required to achieve optimal lung aeration, and resultant lung volumes, during SI delivery at birth in lambs. METHODS: 49 lambs, in five cohorts between 118d and 139d gestation (term 142d), received a standardised 40 cmH2O SI, delivered until 10 s after lung volume stability (optimal aeration) was visualised on real-time electrical impedance tomography (EIT), or to a maximum duration of 180 s...
June 12, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596379/using-exhaled-co2-to-guide-initial-respiratory-support-at-birth-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ashley Y Ngan, Po-Yin Cheung, Ann Hudson-Mason, Megan O'Reilly, Sylvia van Os, Manoj Kumar, Khalid Aziz, Georg M Schmölzer
IMPORTANCE: A sustained inflation (SI) provided at birth might reduce bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). OBJECTIVE: This study aims to examine whether an SI-guided exhaled carbon dioxide (ECO2) compared with positive pressure ventilation (PPV) alone at birth decreases BPD. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial. Infants were randomly allocated to either SI (SI group) or PPV (PPV group). PARTICIPANTS: Participants of this study include infants between 23(+0) and 32(+6) weeks gestation with a need for PPV at birth...
June 8, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569744/delivery-room-interventions-to-prevent-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-extremely-preterm-infants
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E E Foglia, E A Jensen, H Kirpalani
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is the most common chronic respiratory complication of preterm birth. Preterm infants are at risk for acute lung injury immediately after birth, which predisposes to BPD. In this article, we review the current evidence for interventions applied during neonatal transition (delivery room and first postnatal hours of life) to prevent BPD in extremely preterm infants: continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), sustained lung inflation, supplemental oxygen use during neonatal resuscitation, and surfactant therapy including less-invasive surfactant administration...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558167/microfluidic-production-of-biodegradable-microcapsules-for-sustained-release-of-hydrophilic-actives
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Tae Yong Lee, Minhee Ku, Bomi Kim, Sangmin Lee, Jaemoon Yang, Shin-Hyun Kim
Biodegradable microcapsules with a large aqueous lumen and ultrathin membrane are microfluidically designed for sustained release of hydrophilic bioactives using water-in-oil-in-water double-emulsion drops as a template. As a shell phase, an organic solution of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) is used, which is consolidated to form a biodegradable membrane. The encapsulants stored in the lumen are released over a long period of time as the membranes degrade. The period can be controlled in a range of -three to five months at neutral pH condition by adjusting membrane thickness, providing highly sustained release and potentially enabling the programed release of multiple drugs...
May 30, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520106/prophylactic-sustained-inflation-is-just-one-step-to-preventing-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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G Lista, I Bresesti
I am glad to see that the Sustained Lung Inflation (SLI) trial (1) still draws a great deal of attention and I would like to clarify some aspects of the trial, in response to the comments by Gupta and Argarwal (2) in Acta Paediatrica. A meta-analysis carried out in 2016 demonstrated that starting non-invasive respiratory support from birth could reduce the incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and death. However, about 50% of very low birth weight infants who are initially on nasal continuous positive airway pressure need subsequent intubation and mechanical ventilation...
May 18, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503301/is-there-a-role-for-ischaemic-conditioning-in-cardiac-surgery
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Luciano Candilio, Derek Hausenloy
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is the revascularisation strategy of choice in patients with diabetes mellitus and complex CAD. Owing to a number of factors, including the ageing population, the increased complexity of CAD being treated, concomitant valve and aortic surgery, and multiple comorbidities, higher-risk patients are being operated on, the result of which is an increased risk of sustaining perioperative myocardial injury (PMI) and poorer clinical outcomes...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497180/performance-of-a-capnodynamic-method-estimating-effective-pulmonary-blood-flow-during-transient-and-sustained-hypercapnia
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Thorir Svavar Sigmundsson, Tomas Öhman, Magnus Hallbäck, Eider Redondo, Fernando Suarez Sipmann, Mats Wallin, Anders Oldner, Caroline Hällsjö Sander, Håkan Björne
The capnodynamic method is a minimally invasive method continuously calculating effective pulmonary blood flow (COEPBF), equivalent to cardiac output when intra pulmonary shunt flow is low. The capnodynamic equation joined with a ventilator pattern containing cyclic reoccurring expiratory holds, provides breath to breath hemodynamic monitoring in the anesthetized patient. Its performance however, might be affected by changes in the mixed venous content of carbon dioxide (CvCO2). The aim of the current study was to evaluate COEPBF during rapid measurable changes in mixed venous carbon dioxide partial pressure (PvCO2) following ischemia-reperfusion and during sustained hypercapnia in a porcine model...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471245/there-has-been-little-progress-in-implementing-comprehensive-alcohol-control-strategies-in-africa
#9
Nasheeta Peer
Alcohol is the most common substance of addiction and a threat not only to health but also to sustainable human development. Consequently, at least a 10% relative reduction in the harmful use of alcohol has been advocated by the World Health Organization (WHO). This perspective describes alcohol use in Africa, strategies to reduce harmful alcohol use, and the ability of African countries to meet this target. Although alcohol consumption in Africa was intermediate compared to other world regions, the total alcohol per capita among alcohol consumers was the second highest (19...
May 4, 2017: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459798/resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-reboa-for-major-abdominal-venous-injury-in-a-porcine-hemorrhagic-shock-model
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Michael S Lallemand, Donald M Moe, John M McClellan, Joshua P Smith, Leo Daab, Shannon Marko, Nam Tran, Benjamin Starnes, Matthew J Martin
BACKGROUND: Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA) is a rescue maneuver for unstable patients with non-compressible hemorrhage below the diaphragm. The efficacy of REBOA in the setting a major abdominal venous injury is unknown. Our objective was to examine the use of REBOA in a large animal model of major abdominal venous injury, and characterize any impact on the hemodynamics, rate and volume of hemorrhage, and survival. METHODS: Ten swine (35-55kg) underwent a controlled and validated hemorrhage and ischemia/reperfusion injury protocol to produce shock physiology...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436316/first-in-man-experience-of-self-expanding-nitinol-stents-combined-with-drug-coated-balloon-in-the-treatment-of-femoropopliteal-occlusive-disease
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Bibombe Patrice Mwipatayi, Kalpa Perera, Ali Daneshmand, Rhys Daniel, Jackie Wong, Shannon D Thomas, Sally A Burrows
Purpose The present study aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of a drug-coated balloon inflated within a thin-strut self-expanding bare-metal stent in patients with severe and complex femoropopliteal occlusive disease. Methods This prospective study used the Pulsar-self-expanding stent and Passeo-18 Lux drug-coated balloon in patients with severe and complex femoropopliteal occlusive disease. The primary endpoint was the 12-month primary patency, and the secondary endpoints included 24-month primary patency, assisted primary patency, secondary patency, and clinically associated target lesion revascularisation...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429851/impacts-of-taxonomic-inertia-for-the-conservation-of-african-ungulate-diversity-an-overview
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Spartaco Gippoliti, Fenton P D Cotterill, Dietmar Zinner, Colin P Groves
We review the state of African ungulate taxonomy over the last 120 years, with an emphasis on the introduction of the polytypic species concept and the discipline's general neglect since the middle of the 20th century. We single out negative consequences of 'orthodox' taxonomy, highlighting numerous cases of neglect of threatened lineages, unsound translocations that led to lineage introgression, and cases of maladaptation to local conditions including parasitic infections. Additionally, several captive breeding programmes have been hampered by chromosome rearrangements caused by involuntary lineage mixing...
April 21, 2017: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388648/trends-in-medicines-procurement-by-the-brazilian-federal-government-from-2006-to-2013
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Tatiana Chama Borges Luz, Claudia Garcia Serpa Osorio-de-Castro, Rachel Magarinos-Torres, Bjorn Wettermark
The costs of medicines pose a growing burden on healthcare systems worldwide. A comprehensive understanding of current procurement processes provides strong support for the development of effective policies. This study examined Brazilian Federal Government pharmaceutical procurement data provided by the Integrated System for the Administration of General Services (SIASG) database, from 2006 to 2013. Medicine purchases were aggregated by volume and expenditure for each year. Data on expenditure were adjusted for inflation using the Extended National Consumer Price Index (IPCA) for December 31, 2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340927/resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-for-control-of-noncompressible-truncal-hemorrhage-in-the-abdomen-and-pelvis
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Laura J Moore, Clay D Martin, John A Harvin, Charles E Wade, John B Holcomb
BACKGROUND: Noncompressible truncal hemorrhage is a leading cause of potentially preventable death in trauma and acute care surgery patients. These patients are at high risk of exsanguination before potentially life-saving surgical intervention may be performed. Temporary aortic occlusion is an effective means of augmenting systolic blood pressure and perfusion of the heart and brain in these patients. Aortic occlusion temporarily controls distal bleeding until permanent hemostasis can be achieved...
December 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339394/global-and-regional-assessment-of-sustained-inflation-pressure-volume-curves-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Tobias Becher, Philipp Rostalski, Matthias Kott, Andy Adler, Dirk Schadler, Norbert Weiler, Inez Frerichs
Static or quasi-static pressure-volume (P-V) curves can be used to determine the lung mechanical properties of patients suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). According to the traditional interpretation, lung recruitment occurs mainly below the lower point of maximum curvature (LPMC) of the inflation P-V curve. Although some studies have questioned this assumption, setting of positive end-expiratory pressure 2 cmH2O above the LPMC was part of a "lung-protective" ventilation strategy successfully applied in several clinical trials...
March 24, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335801/different-challenges-different-approaches-and-related-expenditures-of-community-based-tuberculosis-activities-by-international-non-governmental-organizations-in-myanmar
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Wai Wai Han, Saw Saw, Petros Isaakidis, Mohammed Khogali, Anthony Reid, Nguyen Hoa, Ko Ko Zaw, Si Thu Aung
BACKGROUND: International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) have been implementing community-based tuberculosis (TB) care (CBTBC) in Myanmar since 2011. Although the National TB Programme (NTP) ultimately plans to take over CBTBC, there have been no evaluations of the models of care or of the costs of providing CBTBC in Myanmar by INGOs. METHODS: This was a descriptive study using routinely-collected programmatic and financial data from four INGOs during 2013 and 2014, adjusted for inflation...
March 24, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328648/the-economic-and-clinical-impact-of-sustained-use-of-a-progressive-mobility-program-in-a-neuro-icu
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Jeannette M Hester, Peggy R Guin, Gale D Danek, Jaime R Thomas, William L Titsworth, Richard K Reed, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Brenda G Fahy
OBJECTIVE: To investigate a progressive mobility program in a neurocritical care population with the hypothesis that the benefits and outcomes of the program (e.g., decreased length of stay) would have a significant positive economic impact. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of economic and clinical outcome data before, immediately following, and 2 years after implementation of the Progressive Upright Mobility Protocol Plus program (UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL) involving a series of planned movements in a sequential manner with an additional six levels of rehabilitation in the neuro-ICU at UF Health Shands Hospital...
June 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320895/peripheral-venous-congestion-causes-time-and-dose-dependent-release-of-endothelin-1-in-humans
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Jeffrey Lin, Neelesh Chudasama, Yacki Hayashi, Christopher Hawk, Sahadeo D Ramnauth, Ka Yuk Wong, Ante Harxhi, Duygu Onat, Michiyori Wakabayashi, Nir Uriel, Ulrich P Jorde, Thierry H LeJemtel, Hani N Sabbah, Ryan T Demmer, Paolo C Colombo
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is a pivotal mediator of vasoconstriction and inflammation in congestive states such as heart failure (HF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Whether peripheral venous congestion (VC) increases plasma ET-1 at pressures commonly seen in HF and CKD patients is unknown. We seek to characterize whether peripheral VC promotes time- and dose-dependent increases in plasma ET-1 and whether these changes are sustained after decongestion. We used a randomized, cross-over design in 20 healthy subjects (age 30 ± 7 years)...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285473/a-modern-case-series-of-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-reboa-in-an-out-of-hospital-combat-casualty-care-setting
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Justin D Manley, Benjamin J Mitchell, Joseph J DuBose, Todd E Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is used to mitigate bleeding and sustain central aortic pressure in the setting of shock. The ER-REBOA™ catheter is a new REBOA technology, previously reported only in the setting of civilian trauma and injury care. The use of REBOA in an out-of-hospital setting has not been reported, to our knowledge. METHODS: We present a case series of wartime injured patients cared for by a US Air Force Special Operations Surgical Team at an austere location fewer than 3km (5-10 minutes' transport) from point of injury and 2 hours from the next highest environment of care-a Role 2 equivalent...
December 0: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270610/eliciting-probabilistic-expectations-collaborations-between-psychologists-and-economists
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Wändi Bruine de Bruin, Baruch Fischhoff
We describe two collaborations in which psychologists and economists provided essential support on foundational projects in major research programs. One project involved eliciting adolescents' expectations regarding significant future life events affecting their psychological and economic development. The second project involved eliciting consumers' expectations regarding inflation, a potentially vital input to their investment, saving, and purchasing decisions. In each project, we sought questions with the precision needed for economic modeling and the simplicity needed for lay respondents...
March 28, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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