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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356278/antiplatelet-drug-selection-in-pci-to-vein-grafts-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-adverse-clinical-outcomes-insights-from-the-british-cardiovascular-intervention-society-database
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Alex Sirker, Chun Shing Kwok, Evangelos Kontopantelis, Tom Johnson, Philip Freeman, Mark A de Belder, Peter Ludman, Azfar Zaman, Mamas A Mamas
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate outcomes associated with different P2Y12 agents in Saphenous Vein graft (SVG) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: SVG PCI is associated with greater risks of ischemic complications, compared with native coronary PCI. Outcomes associated with the use of potent P2Y12 blocking drugs, Prasugrel and Ticagrelor, in SVG PCI are unknown. METHODS: Patients included in the study underwent SVG PCI in the United Kingdom between 2007 and 2014 for acute coronary syndrome and were grouped by P2Y12 antiplatelet use...
January 22, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355351/happy-hour-drink-specials-in-the-alcohol-purchase-task
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Brent A Kaplan, Derek D Reed
There is strong evidence to suggest that happy hour drink specials are associated with undesirable outcomes such as increased amount of drinking, increased likelihood of being highly intoxicated, and increased likelihood of experiencing negative outcomes related to drinking (e.g., getting into fights). Public policy efforts have been made to ban or at least restrict alcohol drink specials. Research in behavioral economics-primarily demand curve analyses-has yielded valuable insights into the role of environmental effects on reinforcer consumption, especially within the context of alcohol reinforcement...
January 22, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352823/neurocognitive-and-self-efficacy-benefits-of-cognitive-remediation-in-schizophrenia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Shayden D Bryce, Susan L Rossell, Stuart J Lee, Richard J Lawrence, Eric J Tan, Sean P Carruthers, Jennie L Ponsford
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of computer-assisted "drill-and-strategy" cognitive remediation (CR) for community-dwelling individuals with schizophrenia on cognition, everyday self-efficacy, and independent living skills. METHODS: Fifty-six people with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder were randomized into CR or computer game (CG) playing (control), and offered twenty 1-hr individual sessions in a group setting over 10 weeks...
January 21, 2018: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351792/successful-recruitment-to-trials-findings-from-the-scimitar-trial
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Emily Peckham, Catherine Arundel, Della Bailey, Tracy Callen, Christina Cusack, Suzanne Crosland, Penny Foster, Hannah Herlihy, James Hope, Suzy Ker, Tayla McCloud, Crystal-Bella Romain-Hooper, Alison Stribling, Peter Phiri, Ellen Tait, Simon Gilbody
BACKGROUND: Randomised controlled trials (RCT) can struggle to recruit to target on time. This is especially the case with hard to reach populations such as those with severe mental ill health. The SCIMITAR+ trial, a trial of a bespoke smoking cessation intervention for people with severe mental ill health achieved their recruitment ahead of time and target. This article reports strategies that helped us to achieve this with the aim of aiding others recruiting from similar populations...
January 19, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350568/abp-980-promising-trastuzumab-biosimilar-for-her2-positive-breast-cancer
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Elisavet Paplomata, Rita Nahta
Approval of the HER2-targeted antibody trastuzumab dramatically improved outcomes for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. Multiple trastuzumab biosimilars, including ABP 980, are in clinical development. Biosimilars are not identical to the reference biologic, but exhibit equivalence and safety in analytical and clinical studies. Areas covered: A brief introduction to trastuzumab, overview of trastuzumab biosimilars, and detailed review of ABP 980 preclinical and clinical studies are included. We searched PubMed and 2016-2017 ASCO and ESMO conference proceedings for "ABP 980" or "trastuzumab biosimilar"...
January 19, 2018: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348060/exposure-to-workplace-smoking-bans-and-continuity-of-daily-smoking-patterns-on-workdays-and-weekends
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Michael S Dunbar, Saul Shiffman, Siddharth Chandra
INTRODUCTION: Individuals may compensate for workplace smoking bans by smoking more before or after work, or escaping bans to smoke, but no studies have conducted a detailed, quantitative analysis of such compensatory behaviors using real-time data. METHODS: 124 daily smokers documented smoking occasions over 3weeks using ecological momentary assessment (EMA), and provided information on real-world exposure to smoking restrictions and type of workplace smoking policy (full, partial, or no bans)...
January 6, 2018: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348028/antithrombotic-therapy-in-peripheral%C3%A2-artery%C3%A2-disease-generating-and-translating-evidence-into-practice
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W Schuyler Jones, Manesh R Patel
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular (CV) disease remains a major health concern affecting more than 200 million adults worldwide, and lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Treatment strategies to reduce the burden of major adverse CV events and limb events have mainly involved the use of antiplatelet and statin medications. Unlike other types of atherosclerotic CV disease, the evidence base is not well developed for therapies in patients with PAD...
January 23, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343130/a-community-based-exercise-program-to-increase-participation-in-physical-activities-among-youth-with-disability-a-feasibility-study
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Nora Shields, Roos van den Bos, Kirsty Buhlert-Smith, Luke Prendergast, Nicholas Taylor
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of a student-mentored community-based exercise program for youth with disability. METHOD: Nineteen youth (nine female; mean age 18 years) with disability (seven cerebral palsy, six Down syndrome, three spina bifida, two autism spectrum disorder, one spinal cord injury) were recruited. Each participant was matched with a student mentor and exercised twice a week for 12 weeks at their local gymnasium. Five domains of feasibility were assessed: demand, implementation, practicality, limited efficacy testing, and acceptability...
January 17, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339559/evidence-of-structure-and-persistence-in-motivational-attraction-to-serial-pavlovian-cues
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Elizabeth B Smedley, Kyle S Smith
Sign-tracking is a form of autoshaping where animals develop conditioned responding directed toward stimuli predictive of an outcome even though the outcome is not contingent on the animal's behavior. Sign-tracking behaviors are thought to arise out of the attribution of incentive salience (i.e., motivational value) to reward-predictive cues. It is not known how incentive salience would be attributed to serially occurring cues, despite cues often occurring in a sequence in the real world as reward approaches...
February 2018: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337604/the-current-status-of-outcomes-based-contracting-for-manufacturers-and-payers-an-amcp-membership-survey
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Amy Duhig, Soumi Saha, Stacie Smith, Stew Kaufman, Janet Hughes
BACKGROUND: As the United States health care system shifts from traditional volume-based payments to value-based payments, outcomes-based contracts (OBCs) are gaining popularity among payers and manufacturers as a mechanism for the shift toward value. Under this model, stakeholders hope to align drug payment and value to real-world performance metrics (e.g., biomarkers and health care resource utilization). OBJECTIVE: To understand the experiences, perceptions, and needs of payers and manufacturers related to OBCs...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337427/outcomes-from-the-first-helene-fuld-health-trust-national-institute-for-evidence-based-practice-in-nursing-and-healthcare-invitational-expert-forum
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Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, Lynn Gallagher-Ford, Cindy Zellefrow, Sharon Tucker, Laurel Van Dromme, Bindu Koshy Thomas
BACKGROUND: Even though multiple positive outcomes are the result of evidence-based care, including improvements in healthcare quality, safety, and costs, it is not consistently delivered by clinicians in healthcare systems throughout the world. AIMS: In an attempt to accelerate the implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) across the United States, an invitational Interprofessional National EBP Forum to determine major priorities for the advancement of EBP was held during the launch of the newly established Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare at The Ohio State University College of Nursing...
January 16, 2018: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337204/the-positive-impacts-of-real-world-data-on-the-challenges-facing-the-evolution-of-biopharma
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REVIEW
John Wise, Angeli Möller, David Christie, Dipak Kalra, Elia Brodsky, Evelina Georgieva, Greg Jones, Ian Smith, Lars Greiffenberg, Marie McCarthy, Michael Arend, Olivier Luttringer, Sebastian Kloss, Steve Arlington
Demand for healthcare services is unprecedented. Society is struggling to afford the cost. Pricing of biopharmaceutical products is under scrutiny, especially by payers and Health Technology Assessment agencies. As we discuss here, rapidly advancing technologies, such Real-World Data (RWD), are being utilized to increase understanding of disease. RWD, when captured and analyzed, produces the Real-World Evidence (RWE) that underpins the economic case for innovative medicines. Furthermore, RWD can inform the understanding of disease, help identify new therapeutic intervention points, and improve the efficiency of research and development (R&D), especially clinical trials...
January 11, 2018: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335217/synthesis-and-characterisation-of-calix-4-arene-based-bis-triazole-bis-hexahydroquinoline-probing-highly-selective-fluorescence-quenching-towards-mercury-hg2-analyte
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Burhan Khan, Abdul Hameed, Aaliya Minhaz, Muhammad Raza Shah
In the present study, we are reporting the synthesis of a triazoles incorporated fluorescent hexahydroquinoline appended calix[4]arene 7 and its highly selective optical recognition ability towards Hg2+. The optical sensor 7 was synthesized via two different synthetic pathways and unambiguously characterized by mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy. The stoichiometric ratio between 7 and Hg2+ was determined as 1:1 based on Job's plot and ESI-MS analysis. The chemosensor 7 selectively recognized Hg2+ in the presence of competitive cations such as Cu2+, Cu1+, Co3+, Ni2+, Ag1+, Fe2+, Fe3+, Cr3+, Pb2+, Cd2+, Zn2+, Sn2+, Ti4+, Sb3+, In3+, Ba2+, Ca2+, and K1+...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334901/monitoring-vaccine-and-non-vaccine-hpv-type-prevalence-in-the-post-vaccination-era-in-women-living-in-the-basilicata-region-italy
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Francesca Carozzi, Donella Puliti, Cristina Ocello, Pasquale Silvio Anastasio, Espedito Antonio Moliterni, Emilia Perinetti, Laurence Serradell, Elena Burroni, Massimo Confortini, Paola Mantellini, Marco Zappa, Géraldine Dominiak-Felden
BACKGROUND: A large free-of-charge quadrivalent HPV (qHPV) vaccination program, covering four cohorts annually (women 11, 14, 17 and 24 years), has been implemented in Basilicata since 2007. This study evaluated vaccine and non-vaccine HPV prevalence 5-7 years post-vaccination program implementation in vaccinated and unvaccinated women. METHODS: This population-based, cross-sectional study was conducted in the public screening centers of the Local Health Unit in Matera between 2012 and 2014...
January 15, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334354/real-world-evidence-to-an-ehealth-tool-the-2017-top-ten-papers-from-journal-of-innovation-in-health-informatics
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Simon De Lusignan
We report the top ten papers published by the Journal ofInnovation in Health Informatics in 2017.
January 12, 2018: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328510/a-multidimensional-assessment-of-the-burden-of-psoriasis-results-from-a-multinational-dermatologist-and-patient-survey
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C E M Griffiths, S J Jo, L Naldi, R Romiti, E Guevara-Sangines, T Howe, G Pietri, I Gilloteau, C Richardson, H Tian, M Augustin
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic, immune-mediated disease, characterised by symptoms that include itching and skin pain and is often associated with comorbidities. Patients have a substantial detriment to quality of life (QoL) and work productivity with associated cost burden. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incremental burden of comorbidities, itch, and affected body areas among systemic eligible patients with psoriasis, using a multinational survey of dermatologists and their psoriasis patients...
January 12, 2018: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327780/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-effectiveness-and-tolerability-of-interferon-free-direct-acting-antiviral-regimens-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-1-in-routine-clinical-practice-in-asia
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REVIEW
F Ji, B Wei, Y H Yeo, E Ogawa, B Zou, C D Stave, Z Li, S Dang, N Furusyo, R C Cheung, M H Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Direct-acting antiviral (DAA) regimens have shown high efficacy and tolerability for patients with HCV genotype 1/1b (GT1/1b) in clinical trials. However, robust real-world evidence of interferon (IFN)-free DAA treatment for HCV GT1-infected patients in Asia is still lacking. AIM: To systematically review and meta-analyse the effectiveness and tolerability of IFN-free DAA therapy for HCV GT1 infection in Asia. METHODS: We included studies that enrolled adult patients with HCV GT1 infection in routine clinical practice in Asia, using IFN-free DAA regimens, and reported sustained virological response (SVR) after 12/24 weeks end-of-treatment by 31 May 2017...
January 12, 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325495/management-of-cancer-associated-venous-thromboembolism-a-case-based-practical-approach
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Minna Voigtlaender, Florian Langer
In patients with solid tumours or haematological malignancies, venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a leading cause of death and significantly contributes to morbidity and healthcare resource utilization. Current practice guidelines recommend long-term anticoagulation with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) as the treatment of choice for cancer-associated VTE, based on clinical trial data showing an overall improved safety and efficacy profile of LMWH compared to vitamin K antagonists. However, several open questions remain, e...
January 12, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325074/cervical-disc-arthroplasty-current-evidence-and-real-world-application
#19
Pierce D Nunley, Domagoj Coric, Kelly A Frank, Marcus B Stone
Cervical total disc replacement (cTDR) is still considered a developing technology, with widespread clinical use beginning in the early 2000s. Despite being relatively new to the marketplace, the literature surrounding cTDR is abundant. We conducted a thorough review of literature published in the United States (US) and outside the US to report the current global state of cTDR research and clinical use. Search criteria were restricted to publications with a clinical patient population, excluding finite element analyses, biomechanical studies, cadaver studies, surgical technique-specific papers, and case studies...
January 6, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324505/when-to-switch-to-an-oral-treatment-and-or-to-discharge-a-patient-with-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
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Matteo Bassetti, Christian Eckmann, Maddalena Peghin, Alessia Carnelutti, Elda Righi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Skin and soft tissue infections prevalence is increasing and represent a frequent cause of hospital admission. New guidelines have become available in order to better define these infections and their response to antimicrobial treatment. Gram-positive bacteria, in particular Staphylococcus aureus, remain the most frequently isolated pathogens in skin and soft tissue infections. To treat complicated forms and infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria, hospital admission and administration of intravenous antibiotics are often required, impacting on healthcare costs and patients' morbidity...
January 10, 2018: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
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