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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149153/analysis-of-reporting-bias-in-vertebral-augmentation
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Douglas P Beall, Sean M Tutton, Kieran Murphy, Wayne Olan, Christopher Warner, Jack B Test
Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and worldwide, with estimates of 750,000 to 1.5 million occurring annually. As the elderly population continues to increase, the incidence of OVCFs will continue to rise, as will the morbidity and mortality associated with this condition. Vertebral augmentation (VA) was almost universally accepted as the appropriate treatment modality prior to 2 sham trials published in 2009 by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148106/epidemiology-of-donors-and-recipients-lessons-from-the-scandat-database
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G Edgren, H Hjalgrim
With the development of several 'vein-to-vein' databases, which capture data on the entire donor-recipient continuum and link this data to health outcomes, there has been an increasing number of studies investigating the health effects of all aspects of the practice of transfusion medicine. The Scandinavian Donations and Transfusions (SCANDAT) database is one of several such databases, which includes all electronically available data on blood donors, donations and transfusions since the late 1960s in Sweden and the early 1980s in Denmark...
November 16, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145935/effectiveness-of-pharmacist-led-anticoagulation-management-on-clinical-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kelu Hou, Hui Yang, Zhikang Ye, Ying Wang, Lihong Liu, Xiangli Cui
OBJECTIVES: We performed this systematic review and meta-analysis to confirm whether patients benefit more from pharmacist-led anticoagulation management than other models. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library and reference lists of yielded results conducted up to April 25, 2017. RCTs and observational cohort studies and case-control studies which compared the percentage of time within the target therapeutic range (TTR), the percentage of time within the expanded therapeutic range (TER), haemorrhage events, thrombosis events, mortality, patient satisfaction and/or medicine cost saving of pharmacist-led anticoagulation management with other models, and species were limited to humans...
2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences: a Publication of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140556/withdrawn-transcendental-meditation-for-the-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Louise Hartley, Angelique Mavrodaris, Nadine Flowers, Edzard Ernst, Karen Rees
BACKGROUND: A major determinant in cardiovascular disease (CVD) is stress. As transcendental meditation (TM) is thought to help in lowering negative stress indicators, it may be a beneficial strategy for the primary prevention of CVD. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of TM for the primary prevention of CVD. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following electronic databases: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (2013, Issue 10); MEDLINE (Ovid) (1946 to week three November 2013); EMBASE Classic and EMBASE (Ovid) (1947 to week 48 2013); ISI Web of Science (1970 to 28 November 2013); and Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) and Health Technology Assessment Database and Health Economics Evaluations Database (November 2013)...
November 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139040/recommendations-for-the-follow-up-care-of-female-breast-cancer-survivors-a-guideline-of-the-spanish-society-of-medical-oncology-seom-spanish-society-of-general-medicine-semergen-spanish-society-for-family-and-community-medicine-semfyc-spanish-society-for-general
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A Barnadas, M Algara, O Cordoba, A Casas, M Gonzalez, M Marzo, A Montero, M Muñoz, A Ruiz, F Santolaya, T Fernandez
The increased incidence and decreased mortality of breast cancer have produced an increased number of breast cancer survivors. The type of sequelae and comorbidities that these patients present call for a collaborative follow-up by hospital-based specialized care and primary care. In this document, we present a guideline drafted and agreed among scientific societies whose members care for breast cancer survivors. The purpose of this guideline is to achieve the shared and coordinated follow-up of these patients by specialized care and primary care professionals...
November 14, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138111/recent-advances-in-melanoma-research-via-omics-platforms
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Carmen Rodríguez-Cerdeira, Alberto Molares-Vila, Miguel Carnero-Gregorio, Alberte Corbalán-Rivas
Melanoma has a high mortality rate and metastatic melanoma is highly resistant to conventional therapies. "Omics" fields such as proteomics and microRNA and exosome studies have provided new knowledge to complement the information generated by genomic studies. This work aimed to review the current status of biomarker discovery for melanoma through multi-"omics" platforms. A few sets of novel microRNAs and proteins are described, some of them with important implications in suppressing melanoma at different stages...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133765/geriatric-anesthesia-related-morbidity-and-mortality-in-china-current-status-and-trend
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Yang Liu, Wei Xiao, Ling-Zhong Meng, Tian-Long Wang
OBJECTIVE: The population of elderly patients and the amount of geriatric anesthesia have been growing rapidly in China. Thus, understanding the morbidity and mortality associated with geriatric anesthesia in China is critical to the improvement of anesthesia quality and outcome. The aim of the review was to discuss the geriatric anesthesia-related morbidity and mortality in China, as well as to point out the future trend. DATA SOURCES: Articles in this review were all searched from Wanfang, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), VIP, PubMed, and Web of Science databases, based on the reports originated in China from January 2011 to December 2016...
November 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132195/current-evidence-for-the-use-of-n-acetylcysteine-following-liver-resection
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Richard Kemp, Jonathan Mole, Dhanny Gomez
BACKGROUND: N-acetylcysteine (NAC) has many uses in medicine; notable in the management of paracetamol toxicity, acute liver failure and liver surgery. The aim of this review was to critically appraise the published literature for the routine use of NAC in liver resection surgery. METHODS: An electronic search was performed of EBSCOhost (Medline and CINAHL database), PubMed and the Cochrane Library for the period 1990-2016. MeSH headings: 'acetyl-cysteine', 'liver resection' and 'hepatectomy' were used to identify all relevant articles published in English...
November 13, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129740/survey-on-neonatal-end-of-life-comfort-care-guidelines-across-america
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Shelly Haug, Sara Farooqi, Christopher G Wilson, Andrew Hopper, Grace Oei, Brian Carter
CONTEXT: Infants of age < 1 year have the highest mortality rate in pediatrics. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published guidelines for palliative care in 2013, however, significant variation persists among local protocols addressing neonatal comfort care at the end-of-life (EOL). OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate current neonatal EOL comfort care practices and clinician satisfaction across America METHODS: After Institutional Review Board approval (516005), an anonymous, electronic survey was sent to members of the AAP Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129680/existential-issues-in-sexual-medicine-the-relation-between-death-anxiety-and-hypersexuality
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Daniel N Watter
INTRODUCTION: Current sex therapy and sexual medicine protocols often ignore the existential dilemmas associated with sexual dysfunction and other problematic sexual problems. This oversight is especially apparent when assessing and treating the controversial phenomenon of hypersexuality, or "sexual addiction." A deeper understanding of the existential concept of death anxiety could offer an alternative treatment paradigm that might lead to a more effective treatment outcome. AIM: To explore the relation between the existential phenomenon of death anxiety and hypersexuality (ie, sexual addiction) and present an evaluation and treatment paradigm that is rooted in existential psychotherapy, a form of psychotherapy that is a deeply life-affirming and dynamic approach to therapy that focuses on concerns rooted in the individual's existence...
November 9, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124622/medicinal-plants-with-antithrombotic-property-in-persian-medicine-a-mechanistic-review
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REVIEW
Zahra Memariani, Reihaneh Moeini, Shokooh Sadat Hamedi, Narjes Gorji, Seyyed Ali Mozaffarpur
Thrombosis is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in a wide range of vessels diseases. Due to the high prevalence of thromboembolic disorders investigations are being carried out on new antithrombotic agents with limited adverse side effects in which herbal medicines are considered as alternative remedies. Persian medicine (PM) as a traditional medicine has a good potential for pharmacotherapy based on its own principles and development of drugs via investigating PM literature. In PM manuscripts there are some concepts that express the management of blood clots and antithrombotic properties...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116901/use-of-ics-in-copd-from-blockbuster-medicine-to-precision-medicine
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Marco Contoli, Angelo G Corsico, Pierachille Santus, Fabiano Di Marco, Fulvio Braido, Paola Rogliani, Luigi Calzetta, Nicola Scichilone
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of mortality worldwide, whose burden is expected to increase in the next decades, because of numerous risk factors, including the aging of the population. COPD is both preventable and treatable by an effective management including risk factor reduction, prevention, assessment, and treatment of acute exacerbations and co-morbidities. The available agents approved for COPD treatment are long-acting or ultra-long-acting β2-agonists (LABAs) and long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) bronchodilators, as well as inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in combination with LABAs...
November 8, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116376/gender-differences-in-mortality-among-statin-users-aged-80%C3%A2-years-or-more
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Dan Justo, Mark Tchernichovsky, Anjelika Kremer, Erel Joffe, Shany Sherman, Marina Ioffe, Haim Mayan
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the prognosis associated with statin therapy and its gender differences in older adults aged ≥80 years. OBJECTIVE: To study the mortality and survival associated with statin therapy and their gender differences in older adults aged ≥80 years. METHOD: This was a historical prospective study conducted at a tertiary medical center. The medical charts of all older adults aged ≥80 years who had been admitted to a single internal medicine department during 1 year were reviewed...
November 7, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110976/emergency-medicine-myths-ectopic-pregnancy-evaluation-%C3%A2-risk%C3%A2-factors-and-presentation
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Jennifer J Robertson, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in females of reproductive age. Proper diagnosis and treatment are critical, as complications such as rupture, hemorrhagic shock, and even death can occur. OBJECTIVE: EP is a condition emergency physicians are trained to detect, yet there are multiple myths concerning its evaluation and diagnosis. This article reviews several of these myths in order to improve emergency department (ED) evaluation and diagnosis...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109195/sleep-apnea-and-cardiovascular-disease-lessons-from-recent-trials-and-need-for-team-science
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Luciano F Drager, R Doug McEvoy, Ferran Barbe, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, Susan Redline
Emerging research highlights the complex interrelationships between sleep-disordered breathing and cardiovascular disease, presenting clinical and research opportunities as well as challenges. Patients presenting to cardiology clinics have a high prevalence of obstructive and central sleep apnea associated with Cheyne-Stokes respiration. Multiple mechanisms have been identified by which sleep disturbances adversely affect cardiovascular structure and function. Epidemiological research indicates that obstructive sleep apnea is associated with increases in the incidence and progression of coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and atrial fibrillation...
November 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105284/estimating-hcv-disease-burden-volume-4-editorial
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G J Dore, A Hatzakis, F Negro, I Waked
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major global public health issue, with an estimated 71 million people living with HCV infection and a rising burden of cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and liver-related mortality. The advent of interferon-free, direct acting antiviral-based (DAA) therapies, with short duration (8-12 weeks), high efficacy, excellent tolerability and ease of delivery (once daily oral dosing), is one of the major advances in clinical medicine in recent decades, and provides the opportunity to address this growing global HCV burden...
October 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103195/maternal-sepsis-in-the-era-of-genomic-medicine
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C Kouskouti, N Evangelatos, A Brand, F Kainer
PURPOSE: Maternal sepsis remains one of the leading causes of direct and indirect maternal mortality both in high- and low-income environments. In the last two decades, systems biology approaches, based on '-omics' technologies, have started revolutionizing the diagnosis and management of the septic syndrome. The scope of this narrative review is to present an overview of the basic '-omics' technologies, exemplified by cases relevant to maternal sepsis. METHODS: Narrative review of the new '-omics' technologies based on a detailed review of the literature...
November 4, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103068/antiplatelet-therapy-for-secondary-prevention-of-vascular-disease-complications
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REVIEW
Rahul R Goli, Mayur M Contractor, Ashwin Nathan, Sony Tuteja, Taisei Kobayashi, Jay Giri
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Platelets are activated upon interaction with injured vascular endothelium to form a primary hemostatic plug. Pathogenic thrombosis driven by platelet aggregation can occur in the setting of vascular disease leading to ischemic events. The use of antiplatelet agents has become a mainstay for prevention of the secondary complications of vascular disease. This review summarizes seminal and recent literature related to this area. RECENT FINDINGS: Aspirin is a cornerstone of antiplatelet therapy for coronary artery disease and cerebrovascular disease for prevention of myocardial infarction, stroke, and vascular death...
November 4, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101129/dissemination-of-2014-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-dapt-trial-results-a-systematic-review-of-scholarly-and-media-attention-over-7-months
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Melissa K Sharp, Romana Haneef, Philippe Ravaud, Isabelle Boutron
OBJECTIVE: To explore how the results from the 2014 dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) trial were disseminated to the scientific community and online media. DESIGN: A a systematic review of scholarly and public attention surrounding the DAPT study. SETTINGS: Data were collected from the ISI Web of Knowledge, Google Scholar, PubMed Commons, EurekAlert, the DAPT study website (www.daptstudy.org) and the New England Journal of Medicine website (for scholarly attention) and Altmetric Explorer, Snap Bird, YouTube (for public attention) citing DAPT study results appearing from 16 November 2014 to 10 June 2015...
November 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095667/pcsk9-inhibitors-mechanisms-of-action-metabolic-effects-and-clinical-outcomes
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Connie N Hess, Cecilia C Low Wang, William R Hiatt
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Increased serum levels of lowdensity lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) are an independent risk factor for ASCVD, and clinical trial data have shown that lowering LDL-C generally reduces cardiovascular risk. Until recently, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutarylcoenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors (statins) have been the main therapy for lowering LDL-C. However, some statin-treated patients have persistently elevated residual cardiovascular risk due to inadequate lowering of LDL-C levels or non-LDL-related dyslipidemia...
November 2, 2017: Annual Review of Medicine
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