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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320091/animal-models-for-assessing-the-impact-of-natural-products-on-the-aetiology-and-metabolic-pathophysiology-of-type-2-diabetes
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Md Asrafuzzaman, Yingnan Cao, Rizwana Afroz, Danielle Kamato, Susan Gray, Peter J Little
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a complex and heterogeneous disorder which in its most common manifestation arises from insulin resistance and later insulin insufficiency. Type 2 diabetes is characterised by impaired insulin sensitivity and diagnosed as hyperglycaemia. Because of its cardiovascular consequences, Type 2 diabetes represents one of the world's leading causes of mortality and morbidity. Drug discovery and development are required to produce better ways to prevent, treat and manage diabetes and its complications...
March 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319551/a-contemporary-medicolegal-analysis-of-implanted-devices-for-chronic-pain-management
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Christopher R Abrecht, Penny Greenberg, Ellen Song, Richard D Urman, James P Rathmell
BACKGROUND: Analysis of closed malpractice claims allows the study of rare but serious complications and likely results in improved patient safety by raising awareness of such complications. Clinical studies and closed claims analyses have previously reported on the common complications associated with intrathecal drug delivery systems (IDDS) and spinal cord stimulators (SCS). This study provides a contemporary analysis of claims from within the past 10 years. METHODS: We performed a closed claims analysis for a period January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2013 for cases with pain medicine as the primary service...
April 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315856/an-update-on-hla-alleles-associated-with-adverse-drug-reactions
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Ingrid Fricke-Galindo, Adrián LLerena, Marisol López-López
Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are considered as an important cause of morbidity and mortality. The hypersensitivity reactions are immune-mediated ADRs, which are dose-independent, unpredictable and have been associated with several HLA alleles. The present review aimed to describe HLA alleles that have been associated with different ADRs in populations worldwide, the recommendations of regulatory agencies and pharmacoeconomic information and databases for the study of HLA alleles in pharmacogenetics. A systematic search was performed in June 2016 of articles relevant to this issue in indexed journals and in scientific databases (PubMed and PharmGKB)...
March 18, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Personalized Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301050/addition-of-anti-leukotriene-agents-to-inhaled-corticosteroids-for-adults-and-adolescents-with-persistent-asthma
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Bhupendrasinh F Chauhan, Maya M Jeyaraman, Amrinder Singh Mann, Justin Lys, Ahmed M Abou-Setta, Ryan Zarychanski, Francine M Ducharme
BACKGROUND: Asthma management guidelines recommend low-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) as first-line therapy for adults and adolescents with persistent asthma. The addition of anti-leukotriene agents to ICS offers a therapeutic option in cases of suboptimal control with daily ICS. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of anti-leukotriene agents added to ICS compared with the same dose, an increased dose or a tapering dose of ICS (in both arms) for adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older with persistent asthma...
March 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299952/n-acetylcysteine-s-role-in-sepsis-and-potential-benefit-in-patients-with-microcirculatory-derangements
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Jason Chertoff
OBJECTIVE: To review the data surrounding the utility of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in sepsis and identify areas needed for additional research. DATA SOURCES: A review of articles describing the mechanisms of action and clinical use of NAC in sepsis. SUMMARY OF REVIEW: Despite many advances in critical care medicine, still as many as 50% of patients with septic shock die. Treatments thus far have focused on resuscitation and restoration of macrocirculatory targets in the early phases of sepsis, with less focus on microcirculatory dysfunction...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297082/blood-product-utilization-in-human-upper-extremity-transplantation-challenges-complications-considerations-and-transfusion-protocol-conception
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Jay S Raval, Vijay S Gorantla, Jaimie T Shores, W P Andrew Lee, Raymond M Planinsic, Marian A Rollins-Raval, Gerald Brandacher, Karen E King, Joseph E Losee, Joseph E Kiss
BACKGROUND: Upper-extremity transplantation (UET) is a reality. Immunologic, functional, and graft survival outcomes have been encouraging. However, these complex reconstructions have unique considerations that pose distinct challenges. Transplant programs have reported morbidity and mortality due to significant intraoperative blood losses, but similar data are scant during other phases of recovery. We report experience from two centers on complete blood component demands and utilization with UET...
March 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296342/delivery-of-growth-factor-based-therapeutics-in-vascular-diseases-challenges-and-strategies
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He-Lin Xu, Wen-Ze Yu, Cui-Tao Lu, Xiao-Kun Li, Ying-Zheng Zhao
Either cardiovascular or peripheral vascular diseases have become the major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Recently, growth factors therapeutics, whatever administrated in form of exogenous growth factors or their relevant genes have been discovered to be an effective strategy for the prevention and therapy of vascular diseases, because of their promoting angiogenesis. Besides, as an alternative, stem cell-based therapy has been also developed in view of their paracrine-mediated effect or ability of differentiation toward angiogenesis-related cells under assistance of growth factors...
March 10, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293278/a-historical-review-of-surgery-for-peritonitis-secondary-to-acute-colonic-diverticulitis-from-lockhart-mummery-to-evidence-based-medicine
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Roberto Cirocchi, Sorena Afshar, Salomone Di Saverio, Georgi Popivanov, Angelo De Sol, Francesca Gubbiotti, Gregorio Tugnoli, Massimo Sartelli, Fausto Catena, David Cavaliere, Renata Taboła, Abe Fingerhut, Gian Andrea Binda
The management of patients with colonic diverticular perforation is still evolving. Initial lavage with or without simple suture and drainage was suggested in the late 19th century, replaced progressively by the three-stage Mayo Clinic or the two-stage Mickulicz procedures. Fears of inadequate source control prompted the implementation of the resection of the affected segment of colon with formation of a colostomy (Hartman procedure) in the 1970's. Ensuing development of the treatment strategies was driven by the recognition of the high morbidity and mortality and low reversal rates associated with the Hartman procedure...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290954/improving-surgical-complications-and-patient-safety-at-the-nation-s-largest-military-hospital-an-analysis-of-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-data
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Steve Maturo, Charlotte Hughes, George Kallingal, Stephen Silvey, A J Johnson, Douglas Soderdahl, Evan Renz, Joseph Brennan
INTRODUCTION: The U.S. Military Health System cares for over 9 million patients and encompasses 63 hospitals and 413 clinics worldwide. Military medicine balances the simultaneous tasks of caring for those patients wounded in military engagements, treating large numbers of families of service men and women, and training the next generation of health care providers and ancillary staff. Similar to civilian health care delivery in the United States, military medicine has also seen increased scrutiny in the areas of cost and quality...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290953/chief-of-residents-for-quality-improvement-and-patient-safety-a-recipe-for-a-new-role-in-graduate-medical-education
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Kelly Ferraro, Randall Zernzach, Stephen Maturo, Christopher Nagy, Rebecca Barrett
INTRODUCTION: The San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) is the largest group of residency programs in the Department of Defense. In an effort to provide improved Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QI/PS) training for its residents, SAUSHEC created the position of Chief of QI/PS for Residents in the academic year 2014-2015. The Chief of QI/PS for Residents was based in the Internal Medicine residency program but also assisted with SAUSHEC-wide QI/PS projects...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285490/review-of-54-cases-of-prolonged-field-care
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Erik DeSoucy, Stacy Shackelford, Joseph J DuBose, Seth Zweben, Stephen C Rush, Russ S Kotwal, Harold R Montgomery, Sean Keenan
BACKGROUND: Prolonged field care (PFC) is field medical care applied beyond doctrinal planning time-lines. As current and future medical operations must include deliberate and contingency planning for such events, data are lacking to support efforts. A case review was conducted to define the epidemiology, environment, and operational factors that affect PFC outcomes. METHODS: A survey distributed to US military medical providers solicited details of PFC encounters lasting more than 4 hours and included patient demographics, environmental descriptors, provider training, modes of transportation, injuries, mechanism of injury, vital signs, treatments, equipment and resources used, duration of PFC, and morbidity and mortality status on delivery to the next level of care...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282995/understanding-copd-overlap-syndromes
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Tuang Yeow Poh, Micheál Mac Aogáin, Adrian Kwok Wai Chan, Anthony Chau Ang Yii, Valerie Fei Lee Yong, Pei Yee Tiew, Mariko Siyue Koh, Sanjay Haresh Chotirmall
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease accounts for a large burden of lung disease. It can 'overlap' with other respiratory diseases including bronchiectasis, fibrosis and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). While COPD alone confers morbidity and mortality, common features with contrasting clinical outcomes can occur in COPD 'overlap syndromes'. Areas Covered: Given the large degree of heterogeneity in COPD, individual variation to treatment is adopted based on its observed phenotype, which in turn overlaps with features of other respiratory disease states such as asthma...
March 10, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282720/precision-medicine-approach-to-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer-advances-in-targeted-drug-therapy-based-on-specific-signaling-pathways
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Hilda Samimi, Parviz Fallah, Alireza Naderi Sohi, Rezvan Tavakoli, Mahmood Naderi, Masoud Soleimani, Bagher Larijani, Vahid Haghpanah
Personalized medicine is a set of diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic approaches in which medical interventions are carried out based on individual patient characteristics. As life expectancy increases in developed and developing countries, the incidence of diseases such as cancer goes up among people in the community. Cancer is a disease that the response to treatment varies from one person to another and also it is costly for individuals, families, and society. Among thyroid cancers, anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) is the most aggressive, lethal and unresponsive form of the disease...
March 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282302/exercise-a-vitally-important-prescription
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Rachel L Hechanova, Jennifer L Wegler, Christopher P Forest
Sedentary lifestyles and low physical activity have led to rising health concerns and increasing mortality risks. With the growing concern of the inactivity of adult Americans, it is important that physical activity be promoted to prevent disease and reduce health risks. This article reviews the benefits of physical activity and the steps that primary care providers should take to evaluate physical activity as the fifth vital sign in every patient encounter. The 5A's (assess, advise, agree, assist, and arrange) should be applied in order to implement an exercise prescription into the practice of medicine...
March 9, 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273299/association-between-ratio-of-fresh-frozen-plasma-to-red-blood-cells-during-massive-transfusion-and-survival-among-patients-without-traumatic-injury
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Tomaz Mesar, Andreas Larentzakis, Walter Dzik, Yuchiao Chang, George Velmahos, Daniel Dante Yeh
Importance: Hemostatic resuscitation has been shown to be beneficial for patients with trauma, but there is little evidence that it is equally beneficial for bleeding patients without trauma. The practice of a high transfusion ratio of fresh frozen plasma (FFP) to red blood cells (RBCs) has spread to other surgical and medical fields. Objective: To identify whether ratio-based resuscitation in patients without trauma is associated with improved survival. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study is a retrospective review of all massive transfusions provided in an urban academic hospital from January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2012...
March 8, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260941/is-there-evidence-that-we-should-screen-the-general-population-for-lynch-syndrome-with-genetic-testing-a-systematic-review
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Anya E R Prince, R Jean Cadigan, Gail E Henderson, James P Evans, Michael Adams, Emmanuel Coker-Schwimmer, Dolly C Penn, Marcia Van Riper, Giselle Corbie-Smith, Daniel E Jonas
BACKGROUND: The emerging dual imperatives of personalized medicine and technologic advances make population screening for preventable conditions resulting from genetic alterations a realistic possibility. Lynch syndrome is a potential screening target due to its prevalence, penetrance, and the availability of well-established, preventive interventions. However, while population screening may lower incidence of preventable conditions, implementation without evidence may lead to unintentional harms...
2017: Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255613/intensive-care-medicine-research-agenda-on-invasive-fungal-infection-in-critically-ill-patients
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REVIEW
Matteo Bassetti, Jose Garnacho-Montero, Thierry Calandra, Bartjan Kullberg, George Dimopoulos, Elie Azoulay, Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Daniel Kett, Cristobal Leon, Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Jean-Francois Timsit, Malcom D Richardson, Andrew Shorr, Oliver A Cornely
PURPOSE: To describe concisely the current standards of care, major recent advances, common beliefs that have been contradicted by recent trials, areas of uncertainty, and clinical studies that need to be performed over the next decade and their expected outcomes with regard to Candida and Aspergillus infections in non-neutropenic patients in the ICU setting. METHODS: A systematic review of the medical literature taking account of national and international guidelines and expert opinion...
March 2, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254227/unexpected-epithelial-ovarian-cancers-arising-from-presumed-endometrioma-a-10-year-retrospective-analysis
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Hsin-Hong Kuo, Chen-Ying Huang, Shir-Hwa Ueng, Kuan-Gen Huang, Chyi-Long Lee, Chih-Feng Yen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence and prognosis of unexpected epithelial ovarian cancers (EOCs) occurring in presumed benign endometrioma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent primary surgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital between November 2003 and October 2013 were searched with the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine code followed by chart review. RESULTS: The incidence of unexpected EOCs in presumed ovarian endometrioma was 0...
February 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249994/duration-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-acute-coronary-syndrome
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REVIEW
Simon John Wilson, David E Newby, Dana Dawson, John Irving, Colin Berry
Despite a large volume of evidence supporting the use of dual antiplatelet therapy in patients with acute coronary syndrome, there remains major uncertainty regarding the optimal duration of therapy. Clinical trials have varied markedly in the duration of therapy, both across and within trials. Recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses suggest that shorter durations of dual antiplatelet therapy are superior because the avoidance of atherothrombotic events is counterbalanced by the greater risks of excess major bleeding with apparent increases in all-cause mortality with longer durations...
March 1, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243308/application-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-in-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Yan Dong, Jiangquan Liao, Kuiwu Yao, Wenrui Jiang, Jie Wang
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, which is related to many cardiac and cerebral vascular diseases, especially stroke. It can therefore increase cardiovascular mortality and all-cause death. The current treatments of AF remain to be western drugs and radiofrequency ablation which are limited by the tolerance of patients, adverse side effects, and high recurrence rate, especially for the elderly. On the contrary, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with long history of use involves various treatment methods, including Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) or bioactive ingredients, Chinese patent medicines, acupuncture, Qigong, and Tai Chi Chuan...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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