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Andrés M Bur, Jason A Brant, Carolyn L Mulvey, Elizabeth A Nicolli, Robert M Brody, John P Fischer, Steven B Cannady, Jason G Newman
Importance: Unplanned hospital readmission is costly and in recent years has become a focus of health care legislation intended to reduce health care expenditures. Greater understanding of which perioperative complications are associated with hospital readmission after surgery for head and neck cancer is needed to reduce unplanned readmissions. Objective: To determine which clinical risk factors and complications are associated with 30-day unplanned readmission after surgery for malignant neoplasms of the head and neck...
October 13, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Ozge Turhan, Asli Bostanci, Irem Hicran Ozbudak, Murat Turhan
Chronic invasive nongranulomatous fungal rhinosinusitis is a well-described but uncommon type of fungal rhinosinusitis (FRS). While the prevalence of chronic FRS is 0.11% in healthy individuals, only 1.3% of them are in nongranulomatous invasive nature. The majority of the cases in the literature have been reported from developing countries mostly located in the tropical regions, as typically occurring in the background of diabetes mellitus or corticosteroid treatment. The current paper reports four consecutive cases, who were diagnosed within a short period of six months at a single center of a country located outside the tropical climate zone...
2016: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Mayank Ajmera, Chan Shen, Usha Sambamoorthi
Use of multiple prescription medications is common among individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) because of coexisting inflammatory-related conditions. Specifically, the use of antidepressants, inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs), and statins may place individuals with COPD at high risk for new-onset diabetes. The objective was to examine the relationship between the use of antidepressants, ICSs, and statins and new-onset diabetes among Medicaid beneficiaries with COPD. This study used a retrospective longitudinal cohort design using multiple years (2005-2008) of Medicaid claims for beneficiaries with newly diagnosed COPD (n = 15,287), who were diabetes free at baseline...
September 30, 2016: Population Health Management
Gaurav Aman Luther, Praveen Murthy, Philip E Blazar
PURPOSE: As health care costs continue to rise, providers must increasingly identify and implement cost-effective practice measures without sacrificing quality of care. Corticosteroid injections are an established treatment for trigger finger; however, numerous clinical trials have documented the limited efficacy of these injections in the diabetic population. Furthermore, the most cost-effective treatment strategy for diabetic trigger finger has not been determined. The purpose of this study was to perform a decision analysis to identify the least costly strategy for effective treatment of diabetic trigger finger using existing evidence in the literature...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery
Nancy M Holekamp
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is both the leading cause of blindness among adults aged 20 to 74 in the United States, and the leading ocular complication associated with diabetes mellitus (DM). An estimated 4.4% of adults with DM over 40 years of age have the more advanced form of DR: diabetic macular edema (DME), which significantly increases the risk of blindness. Medical costs for Medicare patients with DME are a third higher than for patients without DME. The majority of these costs stem from other DM-related complications, as DME is a marker for poorly controlled DM overall...
July 2016: American Journal of Managed Care
Seenu M Hariprasad
Three modalities have a role in the primary management of diabetic macular edema (DME): laser photocoagulation, intravitreal vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors, and intravitreal corticosteroid implants. Intravitreal VEGF inhibitors are most commonly used for center-involved DME, but laser photocoagulation and intravitreal corticosteroids also have an important role in DME management. Until recently, the selection of a VEGF inhibitor for a patient was complicated by a lack of comparative data and a much lower cost for bevacizumab compared with other agents...
July 2016: American Journal of Managed Care
Nobuyuki Horita, Takeshi Kaneko
Corticosteroids are key medications to treat pulmonary diseases. A variety of medications, doses, administration route, and duration of corticosteroids were chosen for each of pulmonary diseases. Although corticosteroids are potent medications, they often cause serious adverse effects such as osteoporosis, diabetes, and immunosuppression. Thus, physicians have to properly assess the risk of adverse effects to prevent them. In this review, we discuss the risk of osteoporosis by corticosteroids that are prescribed for pulmonary diseases...
2016: Clinical Calcium
Stephen G Schwartz, Ingrid U Scott, Michael W Stewart, Harry W Flynn
Diabetic macular edema (DME) remains an important cause of visual loss. Although anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents are generally used as first-line treatments for patients with center-involving DME, there is an important role for corticosteroids as well. Corticosteroids may be especially useful in pseudophakic patients poorly responsive to anti-VEGF therapies, in patients wishing to reduce the number of required injections, and in pregnant patients. Intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide has been used for many years but is not approved for this indication...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
E M Le Coustumier, E Denes, C Martin, P Weinbreck
INTRODUCTION: Nocardiosis are uncommon. The diagnosis may be difficult, with significant morbidity and mortality, often occurring on frail patients. Few data are available in France. METHODS: A retrospective single center study was conducted from 2002 to 2014 and included all patients with at least one positive microbiological sample for Nocardia with a follow-up in our hospital. RESULTS: Nineteen patients, including 15 men, were included with a mean age of 58 years (25-85)...
September 19, 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
Michael W Stewart
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of blindness in industrialized countries. Remarkable advances in the diagnosis and treatment of DR have been made during the past 30 years, but several important management questions and treatment deficiencies remain unanswered. The global diabetes epidemic threatens to overwhelm resources and increase the incidence of blindness, necessitating the development of innovative programs to diagnose and treat patients. The introduction and rapid adoption of intravitreal pharmacologic agents, particularly drugs that block the actions of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and corticosteroids, have changed the goal of DR treatment from stabilization of vision to improvement...
August 25, 2016: World Journal of Diabetes
Eugene Han, Myoung Soo Kim, Yu Seun Kim, Eun Seok Kang
The success rate of organ transplantation has been increasing with advances in surgical and pharmacological techniques. However, the number of solid organ transplant recipients who require metabolic disease management is also growing. Post-transplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM) is a common complication after solid organ transplantation and is associated with risks of graft loss, cardiovascular morbidity, and mortality. Other risk factors for PTDM include older age, genetic background, obesity, hepatitis C virus infection, hypomagnesemia, and use of immunosuppressant agents (corticosteroids, calcineurin inhibitors, and mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor)...
October 2016: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Milica Popovic, Claudine A Blum, Nicole Nigro, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz, Mirjam Christ-Crain
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: We have recently shown that adjunct prednisone shortens the time taken to reach clinical stability (time to clinical stability, TTCS) in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Considering the hyperglycaemic effects of prednisone, there are concerns about the efficacy and safety of this therapy for diabetic patients with CAP. Our objective was to evaluate whether diabetes and/or hyperglycaemia on admission to hospital has an influence on the effect of corticosteroids on outcome in a well-defined cohort of patients with CAP...
September 10, 2016: Diabetologia
Katherine M Morrison, Laura Ramsingh, Elizabeth Gunn, David Streiner, Ryan Van Lieshout, Michael Boyle, Hertzel Gerstein, Louis Schmidt, Saroj Saigal
BACKGROUND: Young adults born with extreme prematurity have increased blood pressure and insulin resistance. This study documents their metabolic health as they enter their fourth decade of life. The study objective was to compare body composition, glycemia, lipid levels, and blood pressure in adults born with extremely low birth weight (ELBW) versus age- and sex- matched normal birth weight (NBW) control subjects and to examine related previous and current exposures. METHODS: The study examines one of the oldest regionally representative cohorts of ELBW subjects (birth weight <1 kg) and NBW individuals born between 1977 and 1982...
September 2, 2016: Pediatrics
Takashi Ishiguro, Noboru Takayanagi, Ryuji Uozumi, Mami Tada, Naho Kagiyama, Yotaro Takaku, Yoshihiko Shimizu, Yutaka Sugita, Satoshi Morita
Objective The long-term clinical course and prognosis of patients with chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) including factors predictive of the relapse of CEP have not been fully investigated. The aim of the present study was to investigate these issues. Methods We retrospectively investigated the rate of relapse and prognosis in 73 patients diagnosed as having CEP. Results Systemic corticosteroid therapy was administered at a prednisolone dose of 29.4±7.6 mg/day. During a median follow-up period of 1,939 days, 27 patients suffered from relapse of CEP...
2016: Internal Medicine
G Ciancio, P Tryphonopoulos, J J Gaynor, G Guerra, J Sageshima, D Roth, L Chen, W Kupin, A Mattiazzi, L Tueros, S Flores, L Hanson, R H Powell, P Ruiz, R Vianna, G W Burke
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest that the combination of tacrolimus (TAC) and everolimus (EVL) could become a viable option for use as standard maintenance immunosuppression in non-highly sensitized kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: We conducted a single-center, open-label, randomized pilot trial comparing two maintenance immunosuppression regimens in non-highly sensitized, adult, primary kidney transplant recipients: (TAC/EVL, Group A) vs our standard maintenance regimen of TAC plus enteric-coated mycophenolate mofetil (TAC/EC-MPS, Group B)...
July 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
A Poujade, E Le Page, D Baudet, G Edan, B Mortemousque, F Mouriaux
PURPOSE: To study the progression of visual acuity and visual function parameters in patients with optic neuritis (ON) treated with high-dose oral corticosteroid therapy. METHODS: This retrospective descriptive monocentric study included nine patients with ON treated with orally administered methylprednisolone at 1000 mg per day for three to five days. The follow-up visits were performed on day 4 (D4), day 15 (D15), day 30 (D30) and day 90 (D90) after treatment was begun...
October 2016: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
Beatriz Abadia, Pilar Calvo, Antonio Ferreras, Fran Bartol, Guayente Verdes, Luis Pablo
The risk of severe eye problems has been found to increase significantly with age, particularly between the fifth and sixth decades of life. Cataracts, dry eye, neovascular age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion (RVO) are very common and very different age-related ocular diseases that reduce the patient's quality of life. The rationale for using corticosteroids to treat anterior and posterior ocular segment diseases is driven by inflammation. Dexamethasone, one of the most powerful corticosteroids available, is widely used for topical or intravitreal administration...
September 2016: Drugs & Aging
Georges Mourad, Maciej Glyda, Laetitia Albano, Ondrej Viklický, Pierre Merville, Gunnar Tydén, Michel Mourad, Aleksander Lõhmus, Oliver Witzke, Maarten Hl Christiaans, Malcolm Brown, Nasrullah Undre, Gbenga Kazeem, Dirk Rj Kuypers
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August 19, 2016: Transplantation
Naoki Matsuo, Tatsuya Morita, Yoshinobu Matsuda, Kenichiro Okamoto, Yoshihisa Matsumoto, Keisuke Kaneishi, Takuya Odagiri, Hiroki Sakurai, Hideki Katayama, Ichiro Mori, Hirohide Yamada, Hiroaki Watanabe, Taro Yokoyama, Takashi Yamaguchi, Tomohiro Nishi, Akemi Shirado, Shuji Hiramoto, Toshio Watanabe, Hiroyuki Kohara, Satofumi Shimoyama, Etsuko Aruga, Mika Baba, Koki Sumita, Satoru Iwase
PURPOSE: Although corticosteroids are widely used to relieve anorexia, information regarding the factors predicting responses to corticosteroids remains limited. The purpose of the study is to identify potential factors predicting responses to corticosteroids for anorexia in advanced cancer patients. METHODS: Inclusion criteria for this multicenter prospective observational study were patients who had metastatic or locally advanced cancer and had an anorexia intensity score of 4 or more on a 0-10 Numerical Rating Scale (NRS)...
August 18, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Farida Chentli, Nadia Terki, Said Azzoug
AIM: Ovarian corticosteroid-producing tumors are exquisitely rare. Our aim was to describe the first case observed in our practice. CASE HISTORY: A 34-year-old female was referred for Cushing's syndrome (CS) occurring in the postpartum period. Clinical examination showed severe CS with diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and a large mass in the right lower abdomen. Biochemistry demonstrated corticotropin (ACTH)-independent CS (cortisol=1900ng/mL (n=50-250), ACTH<10pg/mL (n=20-46)) with estradiol and testosterone overproduction...
October 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
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