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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331780/application-of-octanohydroxamic-acid-for-liquid-liquid-extraction-of-manganese-oxides-and-fabrication-of-supercapacitor-electrodes
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J Milne, I Zhitomirsky
MnO2 and Mn3O4 particles were prepared by wet chemical methods and efficiently dispersed and mixed with multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) for the fabrication of composite MnO2-MWCNT and Mn3O4-MWCNT electrodes for electrochemical supercapacitors (ES). The problem of particle agglomeration was addressed by particle extraction through a liquid-liquid interface (PELLI) using octanohydroxamic acid (OHA) as a new extractor. OHA exhibited remarkable adsorption on particles due to a bidentate bonding mechanism. The use of OHA broadened the application of PELLI technology, because it allowed good extraction of particles from an aqueous phase at high pH...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306889/physician-engagement-in-hospitals-a-scoping-review-protocol
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Tyrone Perreira, Laure Perrier, Melissa Prokopy, Anthony Jonker
INTRODUCTION: Literature on healthcare reforms highlights the importance of physician engagement, suggesting that it is a critical factor for lowering costs while improving efficiency, quality of care, patient safety, physician satisfaction and retention. As a result, many hospitals have adopted physician engagement as a top strategic priority, but little is known about the actual evidence, making it difficult for hospital leadership to identify relationships between true physician 'work engagement' and work outcomes...
January 5, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278711/self-efficacy-self-care-and-glycemic-control-in-saudi-arabian-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Ahmad M J Saad, Zeina M H Younes, Hafez Ahmed, Jason A Brown, Rafat M Al Owesie, Ahmed A K Hassoun
AIMS: To determine the prevalence of diabetes self-care activities among type 2 diabetes patients and examine the association between socio-demographic and clinical parameters, diabetes self-care activities, and glycemic control among type 2 diabetes patients. METHODS: A cross sectional study was conducted among patients with diabetes (n=123) at the Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City (SBAHC). A regression model was used to examine the variables that predicted glycemic control...
December 23, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239219/multifunctional-redox-responsive-and-cd44-receptor-targeting-polymer-drug-nanomedicine-based-curcumin-and-alendronate-synthesis-characterization-and-in-vitro-evaluation
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Xue Dong, Shaohua Zou, Chunjing Guo, Kaili Wang, Feng Zhao, Huaying Fan, Jungang Yin, Daquan Chen
The traditional therapy of cancer has systemic side effects, and many cancers, such as human breast cancer and lung cancer easily metastasize to bones, leading to the formation of secondary tumours. This study was aimed at enhancing the anti-tumour effect of curcumin (CUR) and preventing tumour spread to the bone. A novel multifunctional redox-responsive and CD44 receptor targeting polymer-drug, poly alendronate-hyaluronan-S-S-curcumin copolymer (ALN-oHA-S-S-CUR) based CUR and alendronate (ALN) were synthesized successfully with the disulphide bond linker...
December 14, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230931/temporal-changes-in-glycaemic-thresholds-for-treatment-intensification-in-type-2-diabetes-in-an-urban-australian-setting-the-fremantle-diabetes-study
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Timothy M E Davis, Stephen A P Chubb, Bradley H Curtis, Helen Barraclough, Wendy A Davis
BACKGROUND: Pharmacotherapy and supportive care for diabetes in Australia are improving, with potential beneficial effects on therapeutic procrastination. AIMS: To determine whether glycaemic thresholds for therapeutic intensification in type 2 diabetes changed over the 15 years between Phases of the community-based Fremantle Diabetes Study (FDS). METHODS: We studied 531 Phase 1 participants (mean age 62.4 years, 54.2% males, median diabetes duration 3...
December 12, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200880/estimating-the-risk-of-severe-hypoglycemic-event-related-to-glucose-lowering-treatment-among-italian-patients-with-diabetes-the-hypothesis-database
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Silvio Mazzi, Roberto Ravasio, Gabriele Forlani, Giacomo Veronese, Andrea Fabbri, Giulio Marchesini
The primary objective of this study was to estimate 1) the annual risk of undergoing a severe hypoglycemic event in Italian patients with diabetes and 2) the risk of hospitalization following such event. From the HYPOTHESIS database, powered by 46 emergency departments covering a 12-million-odd population, data were extracted of 1,922 hypoglycemic events occurring in patients with diabetes in 2011. The mean age was 71.5 (standard deviation 16.8) years, 50.1% were men, and blood glucose at the time of the event was 44...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096431/combination-therapy-of-oral-hypoglycemic-agents-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Min Kyong Moon, Kyu Yeon Hur, Seung-Hyun Ko, Seok-O Park, Byung-Wan Lee, Jin Hwa Kim, Sang Youl Rhee, Hyun Jin Kim, Kyung Mook Choi, Nan-Hee Kim
The Korean Diabetes Association (KDA) recently updated the Clinical Practice Guidelines on antihyperglycemic agent therapy for adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In combination therapy of oral hypoglycemic agents (OHAs), general recommendations were not changed from those of the 2015 KDA guidelines. The Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines of the KDA has extensively reviewed and discussed the results of meta-analyses and systematic reviews of effectiveness and safety of OHAs and many clinical trials on Korean patients with T2DM for the update of guidelines...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069921/adherence-of-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-to-medications-the-role-of-risk-preferences
#8
Tzahit Simon-Tuval, Amir Shmueli, Ilana Harman-Boehm
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether risk tolerance is associated with adherence to oral hypoglycemic agents (OHAs). METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study among adult patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (n = 308) presenting for routine out-patient visits, using validated questionnaires to estimate: risk preferences (risk-seeking, risk averse, risk neutral), motivation, self-efficacy, impulsivity, perception of the disease and of the interpersonal process of care, demographic and socio-economic characteristics; computerized patient medical records to estimate disease severity and a computerized database for retrieval of medication adherence, one-year before the interview...
October 25, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059214/effect-of-glycemic-control-and-type-of-diabetes-treatment-on-unsuccessful-tb-treatment-outcomes-among-people-with-tb-diabetes-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Hemant Deepak Shewade, Kathiresan Jeyashree, Preetam Mahajan, Amar N Shah, Richard Kirubakaran, Raghuram Rao, Ajay M V Kumar
BACKGROUND: Stringent glycemic control by using insulin as a replacement or in addition to oral hypoglycemic agents (OHAs) has been recommended for people with tuberculosis and diabetes mellitus (TB-DM). This systematic review (PROSPERO 2016:CRD42016039101) analyses whether this improves TB treatment outcomes. OBJECTIVES: Among people with drug-susceptible TB and DM on anti-TB treatment, to determine the effect of i) glycemic control (stringent or less stringent) compared to poor glycemic control and ii) insulin (only or with OHAs) compared to 'OHAs only' on unsuccessful TB treatment outcome(s)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058622/adverse-drug-effects-observed-with-vildagliptin-versus-pioglitazone-or-rosiglitazone-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Girish Janoo, Abhishek Rishikesh Teeluck, Feng Huang
BACKGROUND: Vildagliptin and pioglitazone/rosiglitazone are emerging Oral Hypoglycemic Agents (OHAs) which are used to treat patients suffering from Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). In this analysis, we aimed to systematically compare the adverse drug events which were observed with the use of vildagliptin versus pioglitazone or rosiglitazone respectively. METHODS: Online databases were searched for studies comparing vildagliptin with pioglitazone/rosiglitazone...
October 23, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016151/associations-between-immigrant-status-and-pharmacological-treatments-for-diabetes-in-u-s-adults
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Loretta Hsueh, Elizabeth A Vrany, Jay S Patel, Nicole A Hollingshead, Adam T Hirsh, Mary de Groot, Jesse C Stewart
OBJECTIVES: Although treatment disparities in diabetes have been documented along racial/ethnic lines, it is unclear if immigrant groups in the United States experience similar treatment disparities. Our objective was to determine whether immigrant status is associated with differences in pharmacological treatment of diabetes in a nationally representative sample of adults with diabetes. We were specifically interested in differences in treatment with oral hypoglycemic agents (OHA) and insulin...
October 9, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921908/biphasic-insulin-aspart-30-reduces-glycemic-variability-to-a-greater-degree-than-insulin-detemir-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-once-daily-insulin-regimens-using-continuous-glucose-monitoring
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Daisuke Tsujino, Rimei Nishimura, Yoshiko Onda, Chiaki Seo, Kiyotaka Ando, Kazunori Utsunomiya
INTRODUCTION: We compared the efficacy of insulin detemir and biphasic insulin aspart-30 given in the morning as an add-on to oral hypoglycemic agents in type 2 diabetes patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study enrolled 30 patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes (8% ≤ glycated hemoglobin < 11%) being treated with oral hypoglycemic agent mono- or combination therapy with biguanides, sulfonylureas or thiazolidinediones. The patients were randomly assigned to insulin detemir (group D) or insulin aspart-30 (group A) given in the morning as add-on to oral hypoglycemic agents...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912194/assessing-oral-medication-adherence-among-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-treated-with-polytherapy-in-a-developed-asian-community-a-cross-sectional-study
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Cia Sin Lee, Jane Hwee Mian Tan, Usha Sankari, Yi Ling Eileen Koh, Ngiap Chuan Tan
OBJECTIVES: The disease burden of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is rising due to suboptimal glycaemic control leading to vascular complications. Medication adherence (MA) directly influences glycaemic control and clinical consequences. This study aimed to assess the MA of patients with T2DM and identify associated factors. DESIGN: Analysis of data from a cross-sectional survey and electronic medical records. SETTING: Primary care outpatient clinic in Singapore...
September 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836972/access-to-medicines-and-diagnostic-tests-integral-in-the-management-of-diabetes-mellitus-and-cardiovascular-diseases-in-uganda-insights-from-the-accodad-study
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Davis Kibirige, David Atuhe, Leaticia Kampiire, Daniel Ssekikubo Kiggundu, Pamela Donggo, Juliet Nabbaale, Raymond Mbayo Mwebaze, Robert Kalyesubula, William Lumu
BACKGROUND: Despite the burgeoning burden of diabetes mellitus (DM) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in low and middle income countries (LMIC), access to affordable essential medicines and diagnostic tests for DM and CVD still remain a challenge in clinical practice. The Access to Cardiovascular diseases, Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease, Diabetes mellitus and Asthma Drugs and diagnostics (ACCODAD) study aimed at providing contemporary information about the availability, cost and affordability of medicines and diagnostic tests integral in the management of DM and CVD in Uganda...
August 24, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814476/phase-i-trial-of-the-androgen-receptor-modulator-cr1447-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Martin Zweifel, Beat Thürlimann, Salome Riniker, Patrik Weder, Roger von Moos, Olivia Pagani, Martin Bigler, Karin M Rothgiesser, Christiane Pilop, Hanne Hawle, Peter Brauchli, Coya Tapia, Wolfgang Schoenfeld, Cristiana Sessa
CR1447 (4-hydroxytestosterone, 4-OHT) binds to the androgen receptor and has antiproliferative activity in both ER-positive and ER-negative/AR-positive breast cancer cells in preclinical studies. The objective of this first-in man trial was to evaluate the safety and to determine the dose of CR1447, administered as an ointment, for Phase II. Escalating doses (100, 200, 400 mg) of CR1447 were administered topically on a daily basis to patients with ER-positive/AR-positive/HER2-negative advanced breast cancer pretreated with several lines of therapy...
October 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761573/safety-efficacy-and-bioavailability-of-fixed-dose-combinations-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-systematic-updated-review
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REVIEW
Thangavel Mahalingam Vijayakumar, Jayasutha Jayram, Vishnu Meghana Cheekireddy, Dasari Himaja, Yalamanchili Dharma Teja, Damodharan Narayanasamy
PURPOSE: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a multifactorial disease characterized by insulin resistance. As time progresses, monotherapy often does not provide effective glycemic control, generating the need for an add-on therapy. Hence, multiple oral hypoglycemic agents formulated as a single-dose form called fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) play an essential role in glycemic control. The purpose of this systematic review is to appraise the recently published evidence on the safety, efficacy, and bioavailability of FDCs...
2017: Current Therapeutic Research, Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760664/effect-of-11%C3%AE-hydroxyandrostenedione-on-european-whitefish-coregonus-lavaretus-linnaeus-1758
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Jarosław Król, Piotr Hliwa, Adam Polewacz, Agnieszka Stabińska, Stefan Dobosz, Konrad Ocalewicz
The goal of the present research was to evaluate the efficiency of 11β-hydroxyandrostenedione (OHA) applied in the diet to achieve sex reversal in the European whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus). At 32day post-hatching, fish were reared in four groups: fish fed with 10ppm of OHA (10 OHA), fish fed with 20ppm of OHA (20 OHA), fish fed without OHA (C) and fish fed without OHA and reared in the water from 20 OHA group (R). The experimental groups were conducted in separate recirculation systems and the first phase of the experiment lasted 63days...
July 25, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700501/metformin-is-associated-with-fewer-major-adverse-cardiac-events-among-patients-with-a-new-diagnosis-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-propensity-score-matched-nationwide-study
#18
Kuang-Tso Lee, Yung-Hsin Yeh, Shang-Hung Chang, Lai-Chu See, Cheng-Hung Lee, Lung-Sheng Wu, Jia-Rou Liu, Chi-Tai Kuo, Ming-Shien Wen
Early type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) may only require lifestyle modifications for glycemic control without the need for oral hypoglycemic agents (OHAs). Metformin is believed to improve cardiovascular outcomes in patients with DM, and it is considered to be a first-line therapy. However, it is unclear whether metformin is beneficial for patients with a new diagnosis of DM compared to those who do not need OHAs for glycemic control.Data were obtained from a population-based health care database in Taiwan. Patients with a new diagnosis of DM were enrolled if they received metformin monotherapy only between 1999 and 2010...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685995/meta-analysis-and-critical-review-on-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-alpha-glucosidase-inhibitors-in-asian-and-non-asian-populations
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Xueying Gao, Xiaoling Cai, Wenjia Yang, Yifei Chen, Xueyao Han, Linong Ji
AIMS: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of alpha glucosidase inhibitors (AGI) in Asian and non-Asian type 2 diabetic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Studies were identified through a literature search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, and other databases until December 2016. All statistical analyses were conducted in Review Manager statistical software by computing the weighted mean difference (WMD) or odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI). RESULTS: A total of 67 studies were included...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677990/elements-of-the-veterans-health-administration-patient-centered-medical-home-are-associated-with-greater-adherence-to-oral-hypoglycemic-agents-in-patients-with-diabetes
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Nicholas Meo, Edwin Wong, Haili Sun, Idamay Curtis, Adam Batten, Stephan D Fihn, Karin Nelson
In 2010, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) primary care clinics adopted a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model. This study sought to examine the association between the organizational features related to adoption of PCMH and the level of adherence to oral hypoglycemic agents (OHAs) among patients with diabetes. This retrospective cohort study involved 757 VA clinics that provide primary care to 440,971 patients with diabetes who were taking OHAs in fiscal year 2012. One-year refill-based medication possession ratios (MPRs) were calculated at the patient level...
July 5, 2017: Population Health Management
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