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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935064/no-231-guidelines-for-the-management-of-vasa-previa
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Robert Gagnon
OBJECTIVES: To describe the etiology of vasa previa and the risk factors and associated condition, to identify the various clinical presentations of vasa previa, to describe the ultrasound tools used in its diagnosis, and to describe the management of vasa previa. OUTCOMES: Reduction of perinatal mortality, short-term neonatal morbidity, long-term infant morbidity, and short-term and long-term maternal morbidity and mortality. EVIDENCE: Published literature on randomized trials, prospective cohort studies, and selected retrospective cohort studies was retrieved through searches of PubMed or Medline, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Library, using appropriate controlled vocabulary (e...
October 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935062/no-260-ultrasound-in-twin-pregnancies
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Lucie Morin, Kenneth Lim
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature with respect to the use of diagnostic ultrasound in the management of twin pregnancies. To make recommendations for the best use of ultrasound in twin pregnancies. OUTCOMES: Reduction in perinatal mortality and morbidity and short- and long-term neonatal morbidity in twin pregnancies. Optimization of ultrasound use in twin pregnancies. EVIDENCE: Published literature was retrieved through searches of PubMed and the Cochrane Library in 2008 and 2009 using appropriate controlled vocabulary (e...
October 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931411/topiramate-s-effectiveness-on-weight-reduction-in-overweight-obese-persons-with-schizophrenia-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Miyuru Chandradasa, Layani Champika, Silumini de Silva, K A L A Kuruppuarachchi
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder with a higher mortality than that of the general population. Most of the deaths are due to cardiovascular causes and are related to metabolic risks. This risk is due not only to antipsychotics but also to inherent factors of the disorder. Studies in the West have shown topiramate to be effective in schizophrenia to reduce weight gain and for symptomatic control. Whether this is effective for South Asians is not known. It is important because South Asians have a higher risk of metabolic syndrome...
September 20, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929647/-research-progress-of-guanxin-danshen-formula-and-its-effective-components-in-treating-coronary-artery-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Shi-Min Tang, Xiao-Yan Xing, Xue-Hong Deng, Na-Na Zhao, Guang Li, Rui-Chuang Yang, Gui-Bo Sun, Xiao-Bo Sun
Coronary artery heart disease (CHD) is one of the common cardiovascular diseases in clinical. The morbidity and mortality of CHD recently continue increasing in our country, which has aroused wide attention. Many studies confirm that traditional Chinese medicine has better therapeutic effect on CHD. Guanxin Danshen formula, widely used in the treatment of CHD, consists of Salviae Miltiorrhizae Radix et Rhizoma, Notoginseng Radix et Rhizoma and volatile oil from Dalbergiae Odoriferae Lignum, and has the efficacy in promoting blood circulation to resolve stasis, regulating the circulation of Qi and alleviating pain...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926890/-progress-of-molecular-subtypes-of-colorectal-cancer
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Z Y Chen, X Wang, T Wu, Y C Liu, P Y Wang
Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality around the world. Although the staging and classification systems, such as tumor/node/metastasis (TNM) staging, are widely used in clinic, there are some limitations. For example, the patients with the same pathological type, TNM stage and treatment regimen show a completely different prognosis and outcome. In the present, molecular subtyping was concerned for a more precise and accurate staging of colorectal cancer. Herein, we reviewed the literature of the molecular subtypes of colorectal cancer in the past decades...
September 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925905/nanomedicine-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-atherosclerosis-a-systematic-review
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Kannan Vaidyanathan, Sandhya Gopalakrishnan
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory condition causing very high morbidity and mortality. It is characterized by accumulation of plaques within arteries. Nanomedicine is an emerging field of medicine utilizing nanotechnology for advanced imaging and therapy. Nanomedicine has led to significant developments in the field of cardiovascular diseases, including atherosclerosis. Many nanoformulations have been developed with anti-atherosclerotic effects. Nanomedicine tools have been used in the imaging of atherosclerosis...
September 18, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922339/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-anaesthesia-related-perioperative-cardiac-arrest-a-6-year-observational-study-from-a-tertiary-care-university-hospital
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Andreas Hohn, Jan-Nicolas Machatschek, Jeremy Franklin, Stephan A Padosch
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, the incidences of anaesthesia-related perioperative mortality and adverse outcomes have decreased drastically. However, to date, data on perioperative cardiac arrest and risk factors of perioperative cardiac arrest from European countries are scarce. OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidences of perioperative cardiac arrest and rates of anaesthesia-related and anaesthesia-contributory cardiac arrest. Identification of pre-existing risk factors leading to perioperative cardiac arrest...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919820/prediction-models-for-the-mortality-risk-in-chronic-dialysis-patients-a-systematic-review-and-independent-external-validation-study
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Chava L Ramspek, Pauline Wm Voskamp, Frans J van Ittersum, Raymond T Krediet, Friedo W Dekker, Merel van Diepen
OBJECTIVE: In medicine, many more prediction models have been developed than are implemented or used in clinical practice. These models cannot be recommended for clinical use before external validity is established. Though various models to predict mortality in dialysis patients have been published, very few have been validated and none are used in routine clinical practice. The aim of the current study was to identify existing models for predicting mortality in dialysis patients through a review and subsequently to externally validate these models in the same large independent patient cohort, in order to assess and compare their predictive capacities...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916849/1000-consecutive-cases-of-laser-assisted-liposuction-utilizing-the-1440%C3%A2-nm-wavelength-nd-yag-laser-assessing-the-safety-and-efficacy
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Christopher T Chia, Mark G Albert, Sharon Del Vecchio, Spero J Theodorou
BACKGROUND: Liposuction remains one of the most popular aesthetic surgery procedures performed today, and it has undergone continuous refinements over the past four decades. Advancements in anesthesia, improvements in instrumentation, better understanding of fluid dynamics and the addition of energy to liposuction have led to better outcomes with improved safety and efficacy. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to review 1000 consecutive laser-assisted liposuction (LAL) cases utilizing the 1440 nm wavelength...
September 15, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903454/precision-medicine-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-driver-mutations-and-targeted-therapy
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REVIEW
Xiao-Xiao Ding, Qing-Ge Zhu, Shi-Ming Zhang, Lei Guan, Ting Li, Lei Zhang, Shi-Yang Wang, Wan-Li Ren, Xue-Mei Chen, Jing Zhao, Song Lin, Zhi-Zhen Liu, Yan-Xia Bai, Bing He, Hu-Qin Zhang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third most frequent cause of tumor-related mortality and there are an estimated approximately 850,000 new cases annually. Most HCC patients are diagnosed at middle or advanced stage, losing the opportunity of surgery. The development of HCC is promoted by accumulated diverse genetic mutations, which confer selective growth advantages to tumor cells and are called "driver mutations". The discovery of driver mutations provides a novel precision medicine strategy for late stage HCC, called targeted therapy...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899229/thyroid-storm-a-japanese-perspective
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Takashi Akamizu
BACKGROUND: Thyroid storm (TS) is life threatening. In the mid-2000s, its incidence was poorly defined, peer-reviewed diagnostic criteria were not available, and management and treatment did not seem to be verified based upon evidence and latest advances in medicine. METHODS: We first developed diagnostic criteria based on 99 patients in the literature and our 7 patients. We then conducted initial and follow-up surveys from 2004 through 2008, targeting all hospitals in Japan to obtain and verify information on patients who met diagnostic criteria for TS...
September 13, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893450/emergency-medicine-evaluation-and-management-of-the-end-stage-renal-disease-patient
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REVIEW
Brit Long, Alex Koyfman, Courtney M Lee
BACKGROUND: End stage renal disease (ESRD) is increasing in the U.S., and these patients demonstrate greater all-cause mortality, cardiovascular events, and hospitalization rates when compared to those with normal renal function. These patients may experience significant complications associated with loss of renal function and dialysis. OBJECTIVE: This review evaluates complications of ESRD including cardiopulmonary, neurologic, infectious disease, vascular, and access site complications, as well as medication use in this population...
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891448/a-special-focus-on-selexipag-treatment-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Louise Marqvard Sørensen, Markus Wehland, Marcus Krüger, Ulf Simonsen, Mohamed Zakaria Nassef, Manfred Infanger, Daniela Grimm
BACKGROUND: This review focuses on the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) with selexipag and compares its drug-related therapeutic effects with those of prostacyclin analogues. METHODS: We searched the relevant literature and summarized the current clinical trials concerning selexipag and PAH. RESULTS: With only few cases per million, PAH is a rare disease, but when untreated it can be life threatening. PAH is linked to elevated levels of endothelin (ET-1) and decreased levels of nitric oxide (NO) and prostacyclin (PGI2)...
September 7, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887061/advances-in-audio-based-systems-to-monitor-patient-adherence-and-inhaler-drug-delivery
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REVIEW
Terence E Taylor, Yaniv Zigel, Céline De Looze, Imran Sulaiman, Richard W Costello, Richard B Reilly
Hundreds of millions of people suffer from asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) worldwide. Current medications to control these chronic respiratory diseases can be administered using inhaler devices, such as the pressurized metered dose inhaler (pMDI) and dry powder inhaler (DPI). Providing that they are used as prescribed, inhalers can improve patients' clinical outcomes and quality of life. Poor patient inhaler adherence (both time of use and user technique) is, however, a major clinical concern and is associated with poor disease control, increased hospital admissions and increased mortality rates, particularly in low-middle income countries...
September 5, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882850/two-new-drugs-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, progressive autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and destruction of the joints.(1-3) It can also affect the eyes, the heart and the lungs and is associated with significant disability and increased mortality. RA is estimated to affect just under 1% of the population aged over 16 years, equating to more than 400,000 people in the UK.(4) ▼Baricitinib (Olumiant) and ▼tofacitinib (Xeljanz) were launched in the UK in April 2017 and represent a new therapeutic class of medicines known as targeted synthetic disease modifying antirheumatic drugs...
September 2017: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879784/non-chemotherapy-drug-induced-neutropenia-an-update
#16
Emmanuel Andrès, Rachel Mourot-Cottet
To date, non-chemotherapy drug-induced severe neutropenia (neutrophil count of ≤0.5 x 10(9)/L) also called idiosyncratic drug-induced agranulocytosis is little discussed in the literature. In the present paper, we report and discuss the clinical data and management of this rare disorder. Areas covered: To do this, we carried out a review of the literature using PubMed database of the US National Library of Medicine. We also used data from the American Society of Hematology educational books, textbooks of Hematology and Internal medicine, and information gleaned from international meetings...
September 7, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879182/vasopressin-receptor-antagonists-in-hyponatremia-uses-and-misuses
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REVIEW
Helbert Rondon-Berrios, Tomas Berl
Decreases in the concentration of sodium in plasma constitute hyponatremia, the commonest electrolyte disorder in clinical medicine. It is now well established that its presence conveys an increased mortality risk even when the decrement is mild. In addition, recent evidence suggests that chronic and apparently asymptomatic hyponatremia is associated with increased morbidity including neurocognitive deficits and bone fractures. Furthermore, hyponatremia is associated with higher health care-related expenses...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878680/andrographolide-a-new-hope-in-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-metabolic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Muhammad T Islam
Recently, the use of plant-derived medicines is increasing interest in the prevention and treatment of a variety of disorders including metabolic syndromes. Metabolic syndrome is one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and incidence of mortality worldwide. Scientific evidence suggests that Andrographis paniculata and its derived components, especially andrographolide (AGL) and its analogs/derivatives have a broad spectrum of biological activities. This review aims to sketch the activity of AGL and its analogs/derivatives against the components of metabolic syndromes such as diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and obesity...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875731/outpatient-palliative-cardiology-service-embedded-within-a-heart-failure-clinic-experiences-with-an-emerging-model-of-care
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Benjamin Gandesbery, Krista Dobbie, Eiran Z Gorodeski
BACKGROUND: The role of palliative care consultation in the outpatient treatment of patients with symptomatic heart failure (HF) is poorly studied. In August 2015, we created an outpatient palliative care service embedded within the HF clinic at Cleveland Clinic main campus. AIM: To characterize patients cared for by our novel outpatient palliative cardiology service, including their degree of HF, symptoms, comorbidities, topics addressed in clinic, palliative treatments prescribed, advanced directives status, and mortality...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875413/cardiac-palliative-medicine
#20
REVIEW
Todd Barrett
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Heart failure is an illness with high morbidity and mortality that affects 5.7 million Americans. As advanced heart therapies become more prevalent care for patients and families is becoming more complex. The American Heart Association has released a policy statement recommending continuous, high-quality access to palliative care for all patients with heart failure, and the Center for Medicare Services requires palliative care involvement in mechanical circulatory support teams...
September 6, 2017: Current Heart Failure Reports
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