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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816174/-adverse-drug-reaction-reports-in-iceland-from-2013-to-2016-a-comparison-with-other-nordic-countries
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Sara Skulina Jonsdottir, Sigridur Maria Olafsdottir, Hrefna Gudmundsdottir
INTRODUCTION: Information regarding adverse drug reactions (ADRs) of new medications is based on clinical studies of selected populations. The reporting of ADRs from real-life use following the marketing of new active substances is instrumental for the continuous evaluation of their benefit-risk balance. The aim of this study was to determine the number and nature of ADR reports in Iceland and compare with other Nordic countries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Reports of ADRs from 2013 to 2016 were examined using the Icelandic Medicines Agency´s database...
July 2017: Læknablađiđ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799295/application-of-the-stopp-start-criteria-to-a-medical-record-database
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Katinka J Nauta, Feikje Groenhof, Jan Schuling, Jacqueline G Hugtenburg, Hein P J van Hout, Flora M Haaijer-Ruskamp, Petra Denig
PURPOSE: The STOPP/START criteria are increasingly used to assess prescribing quality in elderly patients at practice level. Our aim was to test computerized algorithms for applying these criteria to a medical record database. METHODS: STOPP/START criteria-based computerized algorithms were defined using Anatomical-Therapeutic-Chemical (ATC) codes for medication and International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC) codes for diagnoses. The algorithms were applied to a Dutch primary care database, including patients aged ≥65 years using ≥5 chronic drugs...
August 11, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783455/environmental-barriers-to-participation-and-facilitators-for-use-of-three-types-of-assistive-technology-devices
#3
Cathrine Widehammar, Helene Lidström, Liselotte Hermansson
The aim was to compare the presence of environmental barriers to participation and facilitators for assistive technology (AT) use and study the relation between barriers and AT use in three different AT devices. A cross-sectional survey was conducted. Inclusion criteria were ?one year of experience as a user of myoelectric prosthesis (MEP), powered mobility device (PMD), or assistive technology for cognition (ATC) and age 20-90 years. Overall, 156 participants answered the Swedish version of the Craig Hospital Inventory of Environmental Factors and a study-specific questionnaire on facilitating factors...
August 7, 2017: Assistive Technology: the Official Journal of RESNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770014/an-investigation-to-manufacturing-analytical-services-composition-using-the-analytical-target-cascading-method
#4
Kai-Wen Tien, Boonserm Kulvatunyou, Kiwook Jung, Vittaldas Prabhu
As cloud computing is increasingly adopted, the trend is to offer software functions as modular services and compose them into larger, more meaningful ones. The trend is attractive to analytical problems in the manufacturing system design and performance improvement domain because 1) finding a global optimization for the system is a complex problem; and 2) sub-problems are typically compartmentalized by the organizational structure. However, solving sub-problems by independent services can result in a sub-optimal solution at the system level...
2017: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748017/-factors-associated-with-immunovirologic-dissociation-in-hiv-1-infected-patients-under-highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy-in-the-ambulatory-treatment-center-atc-in-dakar
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Daye Kà, Noël Magloire Manga, Ndéye Fatou Ngom-Guéye, Diop Ndiaga, Moustapha Diop, Viviane Marie Pierre Cisse-Diallo, Khardiata Diallo-Mbaye, Ndèye Aissatou Lakhe, Louise Fortès-Déguenonvo, Cheikh Tidiane Ndour, Sylvie Audrey Diop-Nyafouna, Moussa Seydi
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this work is to evaluate the different factors associated with immunovirologic dissociation despite highly active and effective antiretroviral treatment. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, cohort, descriptive and analytical study of the medical records of HIV-1 infected patients having received at least 12 months of antiretroviral therapy, followed in the ATC cohort from 2001 to 2011 and with undetectable viral load in the last 6 months...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740576/the-chemokine-scavenging-receptor-d6-ackr2-is-a-target-of-mir-146a-in-thyroid-cancer
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Francesco Pacifico, Alessio Lepore, Stefano Mellone, Luca Sanguigno, Giorgia Federico, Adelaide Greco, Arturo Brunetti, Antonio Leonardi
We have previously shown that miR-146a, a NF-κB-regulated microRNA, is strongly expressed in human specimens and cell lines derived from anaplastic thyroid carcinomas (ATC) where it mediates some of the NF-κB pro-tumorigenic functions. By using a bioinformatic analysis, we identified the chemokine scavenger receptor D6/ ACKR2 as a target of miR146a in human ATC. We found that the expression of D6/ ACKR2 was up-regulated in miR-146a-null ATC cell lines and that the 3' UTR of D6/ ACKR2 mRNA was able to inhibit its expression in parental, but not in miR-146a-null ATC cells...
May 2017: Genes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731163/-corrigendum-fuca1-is-induced-by-wild-type-p53-and-expressed-at-different-levels-in-thyroid-cancers-depending-on-p53-status
#7
Nobuo Tsuchida, Masa-Aki Ikeda, Yoshizumu Ishino, Michele Grieco, Giancarlo Vecchio
Subsequent to the publication of the above paper, the authors noted that there was an error on Fig. 4 of page 2046, in which the symbols of α-L-fucosidase 1 (FUCA1) and fucosyltransferase 8 (FUT8) had been mistakenly labelled the wrong way around (FUCA1 should have been represented by the blue bars, and FUT8 by the red). The corrected version of Fig. 4 is shown below, which now accurately shows how average levels of FUCA1 mRNA were low in the anaplastic thyroid cancer samples (ATCs), whereas expression levels in the papillary thyroid cancer samples (PTCs) were comparable, or slightly higher, than those present in normal thyroid tissues...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730964/ccl2-is-modulated-by-cytokines-and-ppar-g-in-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer
#8
Silvia Martina Ferrari, Giusy Elia, Simona Piaggi, Enke Baldini, Salvatore Ulisse, Mario Miccoli, Gabriele Materazzi, Alessandro Antonelli, Poupak Fallahi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand (CCL)2, the prototype Th2 chemokine, is secreted by tumor cells, and has growth promoting effects. Whether CCL2 protumorigenic activities will be validated, then CCL2 and its receptor CCR2 may be therapeutic targets in cancer. METHODS: We tested in "primary human anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) cells" (ANA) versus "normal thyroid follicular cells" (TFC): a) CCL2 secretion basally, after IFN-g and/or TNF-a stimulation; b) PPARg activation by thiazolidinediones (TZDs), rosiglitazone or pioglitazone, on CCL2 secretion, and on proliferation and apoptosis in ANA...
July 19, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727740/genetically-engineered-suicide-gene-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells-using-a-tet-on-system-for-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer
#9
Senthilkumar Kalimuthu, Ji Min Oh, Prakash Gangadaran, Liya Zhu, Ho Won Lee, Yong Hyun Jeon, Shin Young Jeong, Sang-Woo Lee, Jaetae Lee, Byeong-Cheol Ahn
Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) is the most aggressive malignancy of the thyroid, during which undifferentiated tumors arise from the thyroid follicular epithelium. ATC has a very poor prognosis due to its aggressive behavior and poor response to conventional therapies. Gene-directed enzyme/prodrug therapy using genetically engineered mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) is a promising therapeutic strategy. The doxycycline (DOX)-controlled Tet inducible system is the most widely utilized regulatory system and could be a useful tool for therapeutic gene-based therapies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724233/examining-the-impact-of-active-clearance-of-chest-drainage-catheters-on-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation
#10
Samuel St-Onge, Walid Ben Ali, Ismail Bouhout, Denis Bouchard, Yoan Lamarche, Louis P Perrault, Philippe Demers
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is one of the most frequent complications encountered after heart surgery, and significantly increases complications and mortality. An obstructed chest tube, leaving unevacuated blood around the heart and lungs, can lead to atrial inflammation, which can trigger POAF. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of chest drainage incorporating an active tube clearance (ATC) system in reducing the rate of POAF. METHODS: This retrospective analysis based on 300 consecutive patients undergoing heart surgery compared 142 patients allocated to an ATC drainage protocol with 158 controls managed with standard chest drainage...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707679/anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma-from-clinicopathology-to-genetics-and-advanced-therapies
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Eleonora Molinaro, Cristina Romei, Agnese Biagini, Elena Sabini, Laura Agate, Salvatore Mazzeo, Gabriele Materazzi, Stefano Sellari-Franceschini, Alessandro Ribechini, Liborio Torregrossa, Fulvio Basolo, Paolo Vitti, Rossella Elisei
Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) is a rare malignancy, accounting for 1-2% of all thyroid cancers. Although rare, ATC accounts for the majority of deaths from thyroid carcinoma. ATC often originates in a pre-existing thyroid cancer lesion, as suggested by the simultaneous presence of areas of differentiated or poorly differentiated thyroid carcinoma. ATC is characterized by the accumulation of several oncogenic alterations, and studies have shown that an increased number of oncogenic alterations equates to an increased level of dedifferentiation and aggressiveness...
July 14, 2017: Nature Reviews. Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705849/anaplastic-carcinoma-of-thyroid-gland-with-widespread-soft-tissue-metastasis-an-unusual-presentation
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Muhammad Hassan, Taimoor Khalid Janjua, Hira Khan Afridi, Naila Anjum Zahid
Anaplastic thyroid cancer is the rarest tumour of the thyroid gland, representing only 2% of clinically recognised thyroid cancers. The most common metastatic sites are lungs, followed by the intrathoracic and neck lymph nodes. We report the case of a 62-year-old woman who presented to our setting with multiple soft tissue nodules, thyroid mass, head swelling and weight loss. Radiological investigation showed a large thyroid mass with widespread metastasis in subcutaneous tissues of both upper limbs, chest and abdomen...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697019/outcome-differences-in-adolescent-blunt-severe-polytrauma-patients-managed-at-pediatric-versus-adult-trauma-centers
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Amelia T Rogers, Brian W Gross, Alan D Cook, Cole D Rinehart, Caitlin A Lynch, Eric H Bradburn, Colin C Heinle, Frederick B Rogers
BACKGROUND: Previous research suggests adolescent trauma patients can be managed equally effectively at pediatric and adult trauma centers. We sought to determine whether this association would be upheld for adolescent severe polytrauma patients. We hypothesized that no difference in adjusted outcomes would be observed between pediatric trauma centers (PTC) and adult trauma centers (ATC) for this population. METHODS: All severely injured adolescent (aged 12-17 years) polytrauma patients were extracted from the Pennsylvania Trauma Outcomes Study database from 2003-2015...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696352/characterization-of-the-fifth-putative-acetylcholinesterase-in-the-wolf-spider-pardosa-pseudoannulata
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Xiangkun Meng, Xixia Xu, Haibo Bao, Jianjun Wang, Zewen Liu
Background: Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) is an important neurotransmitter hydrolase in invertebrate and vertebrate nervous systems. The number of AChEs is various among invertebrate species, with different functions including the 'classical' role in terminating synaptic transmission and other 'non-classical' roles. Methods: Using rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) technology, a new putative AChE-encoding gene was cloned from Pardosa pseudoannulata, an important predatory natural enemy. Sequence analysis and in vitro expression were employed to determine the structural features and biochemical properties of this putative AChE...
July 11, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685518/poorly-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma-10-year-experience-in-a-southeast-asian-population
#15
Marc Gregory Yu, Jonathan Rivera, Cecilia Jimeno
BACKGROUND: No previous studies have been published on poorly differentiated thyroid carcinoma (PDTC) in Southeast Asia. METHODS: We included all adult PDTC patients diagnosed using the Turin criteria at the Philippine General Hospital from 2006 to 2015. The data collected included demographics, clinical presentation, histopathology, treatment, and outcomes. Tests of association were employed to compare these data with foreign studies on PDTC, as well as with local studies on well differentiated thyroid carcinoma (WDTC) and anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC)...
June 2017: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682218/differences-in-the-rates-of-drug-polyconsumption-and-psychiatric-comorbidity-among-patients-with-cocaine-use-disorders-according-to-the-mental-health-service
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P Araos, Esperanza Vergara-Moragues, Francisco González-Saiz, María Pedraz, Nuria García-Marchena, Pablo Romero-Sanchiz, Juan Jesus Ruiz, Rafael Campos-Cloute, Antonia Serrano, Francisco Javier Pavón, Marta Torrens, Fernando Rodriguez De Fonseca
Cocaine continues to be a worldwide public health concern in Europe. To improve prognosis and intervention, it is necessary to understand the characteristics of the patients who depend on the services where they receive care. The objective is to analyze the differences among patients who use cocaine and between ambulatory and residential resources to better adapt treatment. This is a descriptive, observational study of two populations of cocaine users in treatment: the ambulatory therapeutic community (ATC) and the therapeutic community (TC)...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680291/patterns-of-failure-in-anaplastic-and-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma-treated-with-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy
#17
H Vulpe, J Y Y Kwan, A McNiven, J D Brierley, R Tsang, B Chan, D P Goldstein, L W Le, A Hope, M Giuliani
BACKGROUND: The radiotherapy (rt) volumes in anaplastic (atc) and differentiated thyroid carcinoma (dtc) are controversial. METHODS: We retrospectively examined the patterns of failure after postoperative intensity-modulated rt for atc and dtc. Computed tomography images were rigidly registered with the original rt plans. Recurrences were considered in-field if more than 95% of the recurrence volume received 95% of the prescribed dose, out-of-field if less than 20% received 95% of the dose, and marginal otherwise...
June 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677536/isolation-and-characterization-of-sprague-dawley-and-wistar-kyoto-gfp-rat-embryonic-stem-cells
#18
Giulia Coppiello, Gloria Abizanda, Natalia Aguado, Elena Iglesias, Olalla Iglesias-Garcia, Antonio Lo Nigro, Felipe Prosper, Xabier L Aranguren
We generated two rat embryonic stem cell (ESC) lines: ATCe-SD7.8 from Sprague-Dawley strain and ATCe-WK1 from Wistar Kyoto strain. Cells were marked with enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP) by transduction with a lentiviral vector. Cells present a normal karyotype and express pluripotency-associated markers. Pluripotency was tested in vivo with the teratoma formation assay. Cells maintain eGFP expression upon differentiation to the three-germ layers. These cells can be a useful tool for cell therapy studies and chimera generation as they can be easily tracked by eGFP expression...
May 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663023/epidemiological-trends-and-direct-costs-of-diabetes-in-a-northern-italy-area-2012-health-administrative-records-analysis-lht-n-20-verona
#19
J Demurtas, N Alba, G Rigon, M V Nesoti, C Bovo, A Vaona
OBJECTIVE: This analysis estimates type 1 and type 2 diabetes direct costs in 2012, in terms of hospital care, outpatient visits, diagnostics and medications, in a local healthcare trust in Northern Italy (ULSS n.20 Verona). METHODS: The Johns Hopkins Adjusted Clinical Group (ACG(®)) System was used to analyze data, including hospital discharges, emergency room admissions, medical encounter records, disease registries, copayment exemptions, home care services, psychiatric services, rehabilitation services, and medications...
June 26, 2017: Primary Care Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662649/use-of-generic-and-essential-medicines-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-cardiovascular-diseases-in-portugal
#20
Helena Gama, Carla Torre, José Pedro Guerreiro, Ana Azevedo, Suzete Costa, Nuno Lunet
BACKGROUND: The successful control of cardiovascular diseases at the lowest possible cost requires the use of the most effective and affordable medicines. We aimed to describe the trends in the ambulatory use of medicines for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases [Anatomic Therapeutic Chemical classification system (ATC): C and B01A] in Portugal, between 2004 and 2012, and to estimate the potential for expenditure reduction through changes in patterns of use. METHODS: We analysed sell-out data, expressed as defined daily doses (DDD) and pharmacy retail price (€), from a nationwide database...
June 29, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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