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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318148/barriers-to-innovation-in-human-rabies-prophylaxis-and-treatment-a-causal-analysis-of-insights-from-key-opinion-leaders-and-literature
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L H M van de Burgwal, A M G Neevel, C A C M Pittens, A D M E Osterhaus, C E Rupprecht, E Claassen
Rabies is an essentially 100% fatal, zoonotic disease, caused by Lyssaviruses. Currently, the disease is vaccine-preventable with pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP and PEP). Still, rabies virus is estimated to cause up to 60,000 human deaths annually, of which the vast majority occurs in rural Asia and Africa, due to the inaccessibility of prophylaxis and non-existence of treatment. Despite these unmet clinical needs, rabies control mainly focuses on the sylvatic reservoir and drug innovation receives relatively little attention compared to other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)...
March 20, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317392/pharmacotherapy-of-major-depression-in-late-life-what-is-the-role-of-new-agents
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Kinjal Patel, Petal S Abdool, Tarek K Rajji, Benoit H Mulsant
Evidence on the pharmacotherapy of late-life major depressive disorder (LLD) is scant. Most of the recommendations in existing clinical guidelines are based on expert opinions, extrapolations from data obtained in younger patients, or theoretical considerations. AREAS COVERED This article summarizes the recommendations from existing clinical guidelines and recent reviews on the treatment of LLD. Next, it discusses the potential role of newer antidepressants -vilazodone, levomilnacipran, and vortioxetine- based on a systematic search of the literature published during the past five years...
March 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315574/consensus-statement-on-insulin-therapy-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Rajesh Rajput, Binayak Sinha, Sujoy Majumdar, M Shunmugavelu, Sarita Bajaj
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the leading causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD) which eventually leads to insulin resistance and decreased insulin degradation. In patients with diabetic kidney disease (DKD), the overall insulin requirement declines which necessitates the reassessment for individualization, adjustment and titration of insulin doses depending on the severity of kidney disease. OBJECTIVE: To provide simple and easily implementable guidelines to primary care physicians on appropriate insulin dosing and titration of various insulin regimens in patients with DKD...
February 27, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306359/spinal-cord-injuries-how-could-cell-therapy-help
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Anna Badner, Ahad M Siddiqui, Michael G Fehlings
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating condition, where regenerative failure and cell loss lead to paralysis. The heterogeneous and time-sensitive pathophysiology has made it difficult to target tissue repair. Despite many medical advances, there are no effective regenerative therapies. As stem cells offer multi-targeted and environmentally responsive benefits, cell therapy is a promising treatment approach. Areas covered: This review highlights the cell therapies being investigated for SCI, including Schwann cells, olfactory ensheathing cells, mensenchymal stem/stromal cells, neural precursors, oligodendrocyte progenitors, embryonic stem cells, and induced pluripotent stem cells...
March 17, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294079/carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-a-strategic-roadmap-for-infection-control
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N Deborah Friedman, Yehuda Carmeli, Aaron Lea Walton, Mitchell James Schwaber
The incidence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) has increased worldwide with great regional variability. Infections caused by these organisms are associated with crude mortality rates of up to 70%. The spread of CRE in healthcare settings is both an important medical problem and a major global public health threat. All countries are at risk of falling victim to the emergence of CRE; therefore, a preparedness plan is required to avoid the catastrophic natural course of this epidemic. Proactive and adequate preventive measures locally, regionally, and nationally are required to contain the spread of these bacteria...
March 15, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293678/accepted-standards-on-how-to-give-a-medical-research-presentation-a-systematic-review-of-expert-opinion-papers
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Christine Blome, Hanno Sondermann, Matthias Augustin
Background: This systematic review aimed to extract recommendations from expert opinion articles on how to give a medical research presentation on a scientific conference and to determine whether the experts agree on what makes an effective or poor presentation. Methods: Presentation-related terms were searched within article titles listed in PubMed, restricting the search to English-language articles published from January 1975 to July 2015. Recommendations were extracted from the articles, grouped by content, and analyzed for frequency...
2017: GMS Journal for Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292200/therapeutic-effects-of-methionine-sulfoximine-in-multiple-diseases-include-and-extend-beyond-inhibition-of-glutamine-synthetase
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William S A Brusilow, Tyler J Peters
Methionine sulfoximine (MSO), a well-characterized inhibitor of glutamine synthetase, displays significant therapeutic benefits in animal models for several human diseases. This amino acid might therefore be a viable candidate for drug development to treat diseases for which there are few effective therapies. Areas covered: We describe the effects of MSO on brain swelling occurring in overt hepatic encephalopathy resulting from liver failure, the effects of MSO on excitotoxic damage involved in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or resulting from stroke, and the effects of MSO on a model for an inflammatory immune response involved in a range of diseases...
March 15, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290932/primary-care-of-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-the-u-s-military-in-the-post-don-t-ask-don-t-tell-era-a-review-of-recent-progress-health-needs-and-challenges
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Wesley R Campbell, Mojgan Jahan, Mary F Bavaro, Robert J Carpenter
BACKGROUND: With repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) in 2011 and the Supreme Court decision regarding Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 2013, military providers are now able to openly address unique health needs of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) service members and their same-sex spouse beneficiaries. These federal laws created health care barriers, either real or perceived, between providers and patients and often limited medical research involving LGB patients in the Military Health System (MHS)...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289872/criteria-sets-for-primary-sjogren-s-syndrome-are-not-adequate-for-those-presenting-with-extraglandular-organ-involvements-as-their-dominant-clinical-features
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Yasemin Kabasakal, Gul Kitapçıoğlu, Gonca Karabulut, Mehmet Tezcan, Ayse Balkarlı, Adem Aksoy, Şule Yavuz, Sema Yılmaz, Timuçin Kaşifoğlu, Umut Kalyoncu, Ediz Dalkılıç, Abdurrahman Tufan, Rıdvan Mercan, Fatih Yıldız, Taşkın Şentürk, Fatoş Önen, Cemal Bes, Eren Erken, Ercan Tunç, Sevil Kamalı, Emine Tarhan, Ayten Yazıcı, Nurşen Düzgün, Müge Bıçakçıgil, Sedat Yılmaz, Mustafa Özmen, Lale Öcal, Fatma Alibaz-Öner, Dilek Solmaz, Veli Çobankara, Selim Nalbant, Esen Kasapoğlu Günal, Derya Kaşkari, Berna Göker
Patients with primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS) may go undiagnosed or be misclassified due to the insidious nature and wide spectrum of the disease. The available several classification criteria emphasize glandular findings. We aimed to analyze the efficiency of various classification criteria sets in patients diagnosed on the clinical basis by expert opinion and to compare those pSS patients who fulfilled these criteria with those who did not. This is a multicenter study in which 834 patients from 22 university-based rheumatology clinics are included...
March 13, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284772/development-of-a-checklist-for-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis-and-psoriatic-arthritis-in-daily-practice-only-tools-project
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Raquel Almodovar, Juan C Torre Alonso, Enrique Batlle, Concepción Castillo, Eduardo Collantes-Estevez, Eugenio de Miguel, Senén González, Jordi Gratacós, Azucena Hernández, Xavier Juanola, Luis F Linares, Manuel J Moreno, Mireia Moreno, Victoria Navarro-Compán, Carlos Rodríguez Lozano, Jesus Sanz, Agustí Sellas, Estíbaliz Loza, Pedro Zarco
OBJECTIVE: To standardize clinical evaluation of patients with axial spondyloarthritis (SpA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) using a checklist. METHODS: Qualitative study that included: 1) nominal group (18 experts); 2) literature reviews of measures used in the assessment of patients with axial SpA or PsA; and 3) focus groups, one with rheumatologists and another with patients, organized to become familiar with their opinion on medical assistance. Taking this into account, the experts selected the measures to be included in the checklist based on their relevance, feasibility, and the outcome type...
March 8, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283711/the-role-of-reconstructive-surgery-in-patients-with-end-stage-interstitial-cystitis-bladder-pain-syndrome-is-cystectomy-necessary
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Elaine J Redmond, Hugh D Flood
INTRODUCTION: Interstitial cystitis is a debilitating condition that has a profound effect on quality of life. Although many approaches to treatment have been explored, no consistently effective treatment has been identified. Reconstructive surgery is offered to patients with refractory IC/BPS; however, expert opinion is divided as to whether simultaneous cystectomy is necessary to achieve symptomatic cure. The aim of this study was to report our experience in the surgical management of IC/BPS in a university teaching hospital...
March 11, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276970/advances-in-chemical-pharmacotherapy-for-managing-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Srikanth Yandrapalli, Sohaib Tariq, Wilbert S Aronow
Acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) contributes largely to the burden of heart failure and is associated with a poorer prognosis. Although numerous clinical trials evaluated the benefit of newer medications for ADHF, most of them were not successful. Areas covered: This review focusses on the updates on recent developments in chemical pharmacotherapy for the management of ADHF. A MEDLINE search for relevant review articles and original investigations on newer drugs for ADHF provided us with necessary literature...
March 5, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274363/treatments-for-hidradenitis-suppurativa
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R Kjærsgaard Andersen, Gregor B E Jemec
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is not easily treated. Although not uncommon, HS is often misdiagnosed outside specialized clinics and inappropriately treated as a simple boil or abscess. In recent years, guidelines have been developed on the basis of expert opinion and the available literature. A multifaceted approach is necessary as HS lesions include both inflammation (amenable to medical treatment) as well as fibrosis (amenable to surgery only). The recommended antiinflammatory therapies encompass both antimicrobials and regular anti-inflammatory drugs...
March 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273405/heart-rhythm-society-expert-consensus-statements-part-2
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REVIEW
Susie Sennhauser, Rishi Anand, Fred Kusumoto, Nora Goldschlager
One of the most important roles for professional societies in medicine is assembling multiple stakeholders and experts to develop documents that can help guide and define policies and strategies for best medical care. Each year the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) develops several consensus documents that address critical clinical subjects that have been identified by input from HRS members and HRS committees. Over the past 5 years, HRS has produced documents with multiple professional societies from around the world, and although the topics chosen for exploration center around arrhythmia management, the reviews and recommendations made in the documents are important for clinical cardiologists and generalists who are not arrhythmia specialists...
March 8, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273360/heart-rhythm-society-expert-consensus-statements-part-1
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REVIEW
Susie Sennhauser, Rishi Anand, Fred Kusumoto, Nora Goldschlager
One of the most important roles for professional societies in medicine is assembling multiple stakeholders and experts to develop documents that can help guide and define policies and strategies for best medical care. Each year the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) develops several consensus documents that address critical clinical subjects that have been identified by input from HRS members and HRS committees. Over the past 5 years, HRS has produced documents with multiple professional societies from around the world, and although the topics chosen for exploration center around arrhythmia management, the reviews and recommendations made in the documents are important for clinical cardiologists and generalists who are not arrhythmia specialists...
March 8, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271909/challenges-in-searching-for-therapeutics-against-botulinum-neurotoxins
#16
Marco Pirazzini, Ornella Rossetto
Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) are the most potent toxins known. BoNTs are responsible for botulism, a deadly neuroparalytic syndrome caused by the inactivation of neurotransmitter release at peripheral nerve terminals. Thanks to their specificity and potency, BoNTs are both considered potential bio-weapons and therapeutics of choice for a variety of medical syndromes. Several variants of BoNTs have been identified with individual biological properties and little antigenic relation. This expands greatly the potential of BoNTs as therapeutics but poses a major safety problem, increasing the need for finding appropriate antidotes...
March 8, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270731/guideline-for-radiotherapy-with-curative-intent-in-patients-with-early-stage-medically-inoperable-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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C B Falkson, E T Vella, E Yu, M El-Mallah, R Mackenzie, P M Ellis, Y C Ung
OBJECTIVES: For this guideline, we investigated the effectiveness of radiotherapy with curative intent in medically inoperable patients with early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (nsclc). METHODS: The guideline was developed by Cancer Care Ontario's Program in Evidence-Based Care and by the Lung Cancer Disease Site Group through a systematic review of mainly retrospective studies, expert consensus, and formal internal and external reviews. RECOMMENDATIONS: ■ Stereotactic body radiation therapy (sbrt) with curative intent is an option that should be considered for patients with early-stage, node-negative, medically inoperable nsclc...
February 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267075/surgical-management-of-crohn-disease-in-children-guidelines-from-the-paediatric-ibd-porto-group-of-espghan
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Jorge Amil-Dias, Sanja Kolacek, Dan Turner, Anders Pærregaard, Risto Rintala, Nadeem Ahmad Afzal, Katarzyna Karolewska-Bochenek, Jiri Bronsky, Sonny Chong, John Fell, Iva Hojsak, Jean-Pierre Hugot, Sibylle Koletzko, Devinder Kumar, Izabella Lazowska-Przeorek, Craig Lillehei, Paolo Lionetti, Javier Martin-de-Carpi, Mikko Pakarinen, Frank M Ruemmele, Ron Shaoul, Christine Spray, Annamaria Staiano, Ian Sugarman, David C Wilson, Harland Winter, Kaija-Leena Kolho
The incidence of Crohn's disease (CD) has been increasing and surgery needs to be contemplated in a substantial number of cases. The relevant advent of biological treatment has changed but not eliminated the need for surgery in many patients. Despite previous publications on the indications for surgery in CD there was a need for a comprehensive review of existing evidence on the role of elective surgery and options in pediatric patients affected with CD. We present an expert opinion and critical review of the literature to provide evidence-based guidance to manage these patients...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265852/evidence-and-expert-opinions-dry-needling-versus-acupuncture-ii-the-american-alliance-for-professional-acupuncture-safety-aapas-white-paper-2016
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Arthur Yin Fan, Jun Xu, Yong-Ming Li
In the United States and other Western countries, dry needling has been a topic in academic and legal fields. This White Paper is to provide the authoritative information of dry needling versus acupuncture to academic scholars, healthcare professionals, administrators, policymakers, and the general public by providing the authoritative evidence and expertise regarding critical issues of dry needling and reaching a consensus. We conclude that Dr. Travell, Dr. Gunn, Dr. Baldry and others who have promoted dry needling by simply rebranding (1) acupuncture as dry needling and (2) acupuncture points as trigger points (dry needling points)...
February 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265323/bladder-and-bowel-dysfunction-in-children-an-update-on-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-a-common-but-underdiagnosed-pediatric-problem
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REVIEW
Joana Dos Santos, Roberto I Lopes, Martin A Koyle
Bladder and bowel dysfunction (BBD) describes a spectrum of lower urinary symptoms (LUTS) accompanied by fecal elimination issues that manifest primarily by constipation and/or encopresis. This increasingly common entity is a potential cause of significant physical and psychosocial burden for children and families. BBD is commonly associated with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) and recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), which at its extreme may lead to renal scarring and kidney failure. Additionally, BBD is frequently seen in children diagnosed with behavioural and neuropsychiatric disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD)...
January 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
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